My father always tells me that time passes much quicker the older you get.
Once again, the good old Irish fella is right.
I had Lapband surgery in August 2007.
It's 2012 folks.
That's 5---1,2,3,4 FIVE---years ago.
In keeping with my picturography of my journey.....here we go!
I kicked off September 2011 feeling as though I needed to be a bit more careful of what I was eating and how much I was eating. With my Lapband filled to the brim and my new found expertise on what I could eat with no problem, I knew that I might soon grow out of my pants if I didn't stay focused on eating the right foods and the proper quantities. I won't lie--I was worried.
October 2011 brought with it a new Trader Joe's within minutes of my house. Couple that with the impending holiday season and I had myself a full blown anxiety-riddled month. That anxiety caused quite a few chocolate and candy eating episodes. I was starting to "feel" my stomach again. I didn't like the feeling at all. So, I went out and bought some Spanx.
I cooked my way through November, and shopped and entertained and partied my way through December. I became addicted to Peppermint Bark and other assorted goodies by the year's end. I had fleeting moments of real panic followed by more Peppermint Bark. By the new year, I could just feel those extra pounds. I knew they were there. But, I refused to accept it. I pretended my room was too messy to make my way to scale. Well, I really didn't have to pretend too hard....
These last two months have been a bit of a battle with 8-12 pounds. Blame it on the Peppermint Bark or the pretzels or whatever hell you please. The fact of the matter is that I deserve them. I am not going to sugar coat it, folks....the reality is that I have been misbehaving. Sure, I'm not misbehaving enough to put on 100 pounds. But, a dieting girl like me knows all too well that 100 pounds always starts with just 5 or 10 pounds.
The one thing I will tell you friends is this--the journey never ends. And, for that, I am happy.
I am a journeyer!
I'm not happy about the extra pounds I am battling but I figure....at least it gives me another topic to
whine about discuss!
Thanks for joining me and supporting me and motivating me and encouraging me.
I need to share my journey as much....maybe even more....than you need to hear about it!