Friday, July 30, 2010

Lap-bands ARE NOT A QUICK FIX


Just in case you were wondering. I am living proof at the moment that lap-bands are not a quick, instant, easy fix. I have been at the same weight for a while now. Why? Well, simply put I am eating C. R. A. P.

I need to do a MAJOR reality check of my diet lately. I have discovered that I am skipping meals because I don't feel hungry- not on purpose, just really busy. So, what do I fill my poor little stomach with in between? Soda and cookies. Seriously. Soda and cookies!?

While I am out I grab a Dr. Pepper. When I pass the pantry I grab a chocolate chip cookie. Don't have the cookies!!! DUR-DA-DUR. I know this. I really do. But, up until lately, one cookie here or there has worked for me, I haven't had a problem. But the past few days, I have been in denial.

So, today I will start eating RIGHT again. For lunch I will have some veggies and protein. And for all of you who are thinking about being banded, make sure you realize that the band is NOT the end-all, be-all. You will have to WORK it!!! But it will be worth the hard work.

Here's to some major a$$ whooping.

11 comments:

Vee said...

You recognized the problem. That's part of the battle. So... what was for breakfast this morning? I just had (for a pre-milking breakfast) a banana, a big ole spoonful of peanut butter, and some pecans/almonds. Hmmm.. protein to get through milking the goat!

Vee at http://veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

ChristineKingery said...

I agree with Vee -- recognizing the problem is half the battle! Now, the other half is getting you to choose healthier foods. Can you pre-pack some healthy foods for the day? If you're a "stop-by-the-pantry" kind of girl, perhaps you can cut up some veggies and leave them on the counter for easy-access and grazing all day long? Would putting together a menu plan the night before work for you?

SNacking on protein will help curb the munchies throughout the day. I swear by almonds, but a small can of tunafish works too. Peanut butter. hummus.

Have a great Friday!
Christine
www.phoenixrevolution.net

jennyr1222 said...

I so feel you on this one!! I've been having the same problem. It's as if I've thrown band rules out the window. I just got a fill on Wed, so I'm trying to buckle down. Really want to get this last bit of weight off. So, I'm with you on trying to make today a protein heavy day!

blither blather said...

my surgery is in oct...and i really need to hear this. thanks for keeping it real!

Cupcake Quandry said...

Good for you for getting back on track! Sometimes it's hard to admit we're doing somethingn wrong, but you did it, and you'll be better for it.

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Michelle said...

I am having a hard time with this since being to tight for a month and a half... So I am working hard at getting back focused on good eating.. Great post..

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CeeJay said...

You are soooo right, the lapband does not do the work--it helps, but we ahve to do the work to be successful. You are looking great!

Crys said...

Good for you for pumping the breaks! I started the pre-work to get qualified for gastric bypass by my insurance company and in the process I learned that even that was a get out of fat jail free card. It's all work, isn't it?

I'm still hanging my hopes on a magic pill, but I'll keep working on it in the interim!

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