Saturday, July 10, 2010

Finally Cracked 170's

I finally dropped below 180 this morning into the 170's land. This marks a total loss of 125 pounds. That is as much as a small adult. I am now entering the high school years in my weight range. This is all due to some cosmic tightening of my band. Normally I get a bit of a tightening during my TOM. This time it is lingering. I am not really hungry and back to getting dizzy when I need to eat.

I have to be really careful still eating anything after dinner as it will cause acid indigestion in the middle of the night. I had a small bout of it two nights ago and think it was a bit of lingering dinner. Last night I had a big drink of water just before bed and it seemed to finish clearing out my pouch (several burps bigger than I would expect from water). I didn't have any indigestion at all last night.

Yesterday my daughter asked me if I thought I could keep this weight off even if I were to have a problem and lose my band. She was referencing the changes I have made to my habits..I have to say the question brought a jolt of fear and an immediate response of No I don't think so. My belief is that although certain things have changed I think I would slowly start to regain it. Heck the first thing that popped into my mind was a HAMBURGER WITH FRIES!!! I cannot believe my brain but that is the image that flashed across my vision within minutes of the question.

I really think that i would quickly search out my revision options if I lost the band. While deciding on the band I read up on the vertical sleeve and really think that would be my choice if all failed and I had to lose my band.

8 comments:

Jacquie said...

Way to go Tina! You are truly an inspiraton to us all!

tessierose said...

You're incredible, it scares the heck out of me to think about losing the band too!

Justine said...

Yay! Congrats on reaching a new decade!
I dread to think what I would be like if I had to give up the band now, so I totally see where you are coming from with the burger and fries thought!

Barbara said...

HAPPY DANCE .. you gotta go do the HAPPY DANCE.. this is just wonderful

Nawlinz Lady (Dee) said...

Tina, I worry about regain, especially once I move into maintenance

Lonicera said...

You certainly are an inspiration, and I'm crossing my two index fingers in front of you at the very mention of losing the band. Sheesh. Don't even say it out loud.
Caroline

Linda said...

SO awesome Tina!!

THE DASH! said...

Whooohooohooooo! Shouting it from the rooftops for you. YOU GO GIRL!!! So damn proud of you. 125 is an amazing feat. Kisses.