Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm back...

My, oh, my!! It has been way too long since my last post!! There are so many things that I need to catch you up on...where to begin???

1. After some ups and downs through the candy filled holidays I met my first goal of 30 pounds by Christmas. On Dec. 16th I had lost 30.4 pounds since getting my band.  I was ecstatic!!!

2.  On the same day that I met my first goal, I found out that I'm pregnant!! :) My huband, Aivry and I are going to have a new little Lemon drop in August. 

3.  In addition to all of that excitement, I also decided to begin working on my Master's Degree (before I found out about the new addition coming) and I have completed one class and just started another.

So that catches you up on the big things.  My weight loss has not been great since finding out that I am pregnant.  I am down 34 pounds post surgery and a total of 44 since my lap band journey began. I have spoken to my doctor and we have decided that we will try to leave my band as is for the time being.  Right now, I only have 3 cc's in my band and I am able to eat normally (for a bander).  I have been very nauseous but I have not vomitted and I am thankful for that.  As long as there are no other issues, I'm hoping that my band can help me maintain my current weight or at least something close throughout my pregnancy.  I am terrified of gaining a bunch of weight - with my son, I gained 60 pounds!! Of course, that is because I ate everything in site!! I am trying to be very focused and mindful of what I am eating and I am continuing to weigh weekly to keep a close eye on my progress.  I have not put in all of the work thus far, to throw it away now.

Between work, family, my Master's program, and being incredibly tired all of the time - I am quite busy right now.  I am going to try to make my blog a priority and update it at least once a week.  At least that way I can keep track of my progress on here and I hope to get feedback from any other banders out there who have gone through a pregnancy with a lap band.  I have lots of questions about how that all works during delivery and afterwards. Any advice or insight is welcome.  Thanks for catching up with me...blessings to all!