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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Friday, December 27, 2013

How I Lost Weight Over Christmas Week

Before I tell you what the official weigh-in was for this week, let us first admire Pemberley wearing her new hair bow that Santa brought her.  Awww....
 
Here's the digits for this week's weight:

Last week's weight: 142.6 lbs

Today's weight: 139.6 lbs

How in the heck did a THREE pound loss happen over Christmas week with all those goodies and treats everywhere?

Let's make a list, shall we?
  1. I told you over on Facebook that my band was feeling SUPER TIGHT because Aunt Flo was about to arrive. Adding in some stress and seasonal sinus allergies: a Lap-Band perfect storm for tightness.
  2. Because of the super tight feeling, I ate very much like a bandster is supposed to: barely a half a cup of food at each meal.  I probably had 2-3 bites of turkey and a small stuffing "muffin" for Christmas lunch. And I was absolutely OK with that.  For me, the holidays are no longer about the food, but rather who I spend my holidays with that matter.
  3. I only exercised twice over the week instead of my usual 4-5 times for the week. I probably lost some muscle.
  4. I usually lose weight during the week of Aunt Flo's visit.
Here is today's weigh-in photo. That's Pemberley's paw in the upper left. She's been there at every weekly weigh-in since I began my weight loss journey in August 2009:

5 comments:

  1. Way to Go! And love Pemberly and her new bow.

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  2. Way to Go! And love Pemberly and her new bow.

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  3. I am so happy that you were able to reach your weight loss goal. I have just finished my 4 months of apts to submit approval from my insurance company for the lapband. But i am afraid that i will fail at weight loss. Ive been looking for up to date blogs or other "bandster" sites and the only one i found that is still being written on is yours. Thank you for the information you post it is valuable to me and motivational.

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  4. At the risk of sounding awkward, you are pretty much my lapband idol! You have taken this tool and made it work for you in such an amazing way! I recently have been approved by my insurance for lapband surgery so I'm just starting out on my journey. I came across and read your blog when I was first looking into weight loss surgery and you have inspired me so much. I started my own blog to chronicle my lapband adventures (http://blissfullybanded.wordpress.com/). Feel free to stop by and see my story if you would like :)

    Anyways, I just wanted to compliment your awesomeness and say thanks for being such a great inspiration to me and your fellow bandsters. Congrats on your all of your success!

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  5. My husband has had the lapband. For 6 years sometimes he can't eat what can I make for him... Its hard for him to get anything down and his office is his car so he is always on the go...

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