Friday, June 18, 2010

Little Bit

I am going to be a Nana again!!! I have two gorgeous grandsons, who are going to be Big Brothers in September. Our new baby is a girl, and Nana has already been shopping for our Little Bit. We will be having a baby shower in a few weeks, and I have been having fun getting it all together. WE are so excited. Here are some pictures of the Big Brothers who will be nearly five when their baby sister is born. They are standing by a tree in a park in one picture, and having fun at a bluegrass festival in the other. They look so grown up!

A Fresh Start

Hi! I haven't posted in a LONG time, but I read everyone every day. This picture is a recent one of me, but my weight is still the same as 6 months ago. Fifty pounds down.
There are several reasons for the lack of posts, one, I have been working like crazy finishing the work for my NBPT certification requirements. I am done with that after 6 months of work, but won't have the results until NOVEMBER.
Also, We have finally ended the school year (on June 10th!), after snow and flood make-up days.
But The main reason I haven't written is that I haven't been making lapband progress. I have kept the 50 pounds off, but not made further progress. I am extremely glad that I look and feel much better, but wish I could have results like many of you do at nearly a year from receiving the lapband. I realize that exercise and following the rules would probably increase my chances of success (LOL).
I still have a lot of trouble with sweets. I can't eat much good-for-me foods at a time, but have no problem at all with sweets of all sorts. I also HATE exercise. The reasons I became obese to start with are still there, I just have help from the lapband to not eat so much at once.
Now, on to the fresh start! I am giving myself a goal of 20 more pounds off before school starts back again, have seen a dietician to refresh all the good eating habits, and hope that the less stressful summertime will help me focus and get the scale heading in the right direction. I am working on planning, writing my food intake down, trying to keep protein, fat and carbohydrate mg on target, and walking a while everyday. Keep your fingers crossed for me! :) Good luck to everyone out there!