This is the story of DeeDee

Just a mom....and an academic professional, trying to get healthy.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I made it!

So I made it through my first week. This weekend was fantastic! I went to Bon Jovi on Saturday, which was fantastic. I was a little tired, however, stuck it out for the whole show and had a blast. Normally, I would've been rocking out like crazy....but this time, I needed to take it easy. I danced a little, but also sat and watched as well....

I also had 2 different restaurant excursions as well. I did very well having just soup. I get so full so fast, that while my friends were chowing down on their food, I took my soup nice and slowly...and they finished their huge meals well before I finished my soup. It was a victory for me! YAY!

I am also choking down 2-3 protein shakes a day. My hair is not falling out as bad....but yuck! I can't stand it anymore! I went back to work today...and am EXHAUSTED! I did okay though...I pretty proud of myself!

I bought a new scale-which I LOVE! I love it b/c it is nice, but also, I likey-likey the number that it has been showing! YAY! Not down a ton, but down at least 5-6 pounds since last Monday. I also bought myself a magic bullet and am so excited! I can't wait to use it!!!! Any suggestions from any of you Magic Bulleters would be great!

Well, that's it for now. I have an appt with my PCP tomorrow and with my surgeon on Thursday. My blood sugar is still a little bit high....not crazy high the way that it was, but higher than it should be....

Muah to you all!


  1. BON JOVI IS MY FAVE! I've seen him so many times - it will never be enough!

  2. YAY for making it through your first week!!!

  3. you rock!

  4. You will be tierd nest few weeks, take it easy and take care of yourself.

  5. Hi DeeDee. I look forward to following you on your journey!

    I love my magic bullet too! When I was on mushies after by banding or whenever I get a fill, I use it for tuna or chicken salad. I put the tuna/chicken in cup with onion, plain no-fat greek yogurt, a little mayo for flavor, salt and pepper and blend it up! Love it and its so smooth,

    I also bought Click Mocha Espresso protein powder, add to blender with skim milk and ice and make a nice protein pick me up for the afternoons! Experiment and have fun with it.

  6. thank you for following me! i'm glad that i caught up just as you're starting your journey!! welcome to bandville!! :-)

  7. You are doing great just a week out! Be good to yourself the first month or so. When in doubt, take it easy. For me post surgery was the hardest because I got so tired of liquids. You are doing well on your weight loss. I gained weight after surgery too, and then within the week that went away and more.

    Good job on the 40 lbs. lost before surgery! That is amazing! Bon Jovi is a great reward!