Monday, January 10, 2011

Fun and Games With the Band?

My band and my weight are really messed up. I hit a rebound weight of 170 last night. It was 169 in the morning and I am not one bit happy about it. My so called guilt free Christmas is no longer guilt free.

David and I talked about our whole family health goals for the year and this whole weight gain over Christmas thing. We both concluded that lack of activity over the vacation contributed as much as the food to our weight gain. Just the one day readout from the pedometer-1860 on a vacation day vs. 5000 on a work day and finally yesterday I wore it while we ran around town and I ended up at 3000. It is interesting the difference between the readings and to note how the lack of activity can add up over time. We discussed solving our problem but didn't really come up with any answers. It is flipping freezing outside (and seems like always inside too). We hesitate to join a gym as we always go for a short period and then waste our money plus the one we would join is super expensive and would do some damage to the money saving goals.

In addition to the exercise failings my band has been weird. tight in the morning (until today) and then loose in the evening. I have restriction OK while I am eating but the food moves on through pretty fast and I am soon seeking out more meals. Yesterday was a decent day at least because when I was hungry I ate least chose somewhat nutritious foody items when I snacked instead of crapity crap. Breakfast-2 inch square of left over fruit cake (I threw away the rest to end the temptation). 2pm-nonfat peppermint mocha and entire bowl of Starbucks Oatmeal (been more than a year since I could do this). raisin bread with cream cheese 3 goldfish, 1/2 cup rice and chicken curry, another 1/2 cup of rice with salt and pepper, 15 pretzel sticks dipped in fresh ground peanut butter.

Today-I was hungry when I got up at 7:30 and went straight for some apple cinnamon cheerios. Now I do occasionally have a yen for cereal (not usually in the morning) and when I do I usually try to eat it. The difference today is most of the time I get in about two bites and soon realize that cereal does not go down well and I have to stop. Today I ate the whole 1/2 cup serving of the things. I guess I am going to have to pay more attention to this thing and perhaps go back in for my fill back. You would think that with an extra 5 pounds on my carcass that I would get tighter not looser. Its a weird weird thing.

I hate Winter!!! I think the seasonal affective disorder is setting in . I am tired and all I want to do i eat or sleep. I definitely do not want to work or get up and move. sigh. I want some sun but right now if we get sun it comes with bone chilling cold. Can I just go back to sleep until Spring?



tessierose said...

My band is crazy too, so tight early on most days, but by the evening I could eat a shoe! I don't do well with cold weather either, hang in there!

Alison said...

Mine changes like the wind too, could have eaten a box of cereal yesterday, today managed about 3 spoons full!
You'll have the 5 off in no time at all.

Lap Band Gal said...

I love those vitamin D3 drops from Bariatric advantage...keeps those SAD issues away :)

Lonicera said...

S.A.D. equals chocolate. Aargh.

The Cozy (not crazy) Coconut said...

First, I think its very cool that you got a spinning wheel for christmas! My sister spins and dyes her own wool for knitting and I just love the look of home spun yarn. I look forward to seeing your projects with it.
As for the band - thanks for your advice and supportive comments. I think you're right on regarding the fill kicking in later. I believe I'm beginning to feel that today. I had soup for dinner and could only eat about a cup. I can feel the restriction, so that's good.

Even when I had very little restriction, I could never at cereal. I think I suck in a lot of air or something when I eat it. Or maybe air gets trapped in the little air pockets of the Cheerios - regardless, I could never eat it. It gave me bad gas pains! So weird!

I hope the fickle band straightens out for you very soon!