This is the story of DeeDee

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

Friday, August 20, 2010

My fill.....dashed

So, as I was about to get my fill today, I laid down on the table to tell my dr. that I would be going away for the week this weekend, and he said, "sit up....I am not giving you a fill"....I had psyched myself up for it, but he doesn't want to risk it with my first fill. We will be in the boonies of New Hampshire, and probably wouldn't be able to get to a hospital easily if something happened. While I am disappointed, I get now....I wait. And have to display some major self-control. I guess that is what it is all about!!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bandster Hell?

I don't even know what this is!!!! I guess I thought it was the time after surgery when you are still eating liquids....but then I have heard people refer to it as that time between eating soft solids their first fill. So...which is it?

I have gone from mushies to soft solids chewed up REALLY well. I've had only one or two minor "stuck" incidents. I am going for my first fill on Friday. I was toying with cancelling since I am going on vacation right after, but I have put on a couple of pounds...which is scaring the crap out of me. I am eating WAY less then I am used to....and at times, I am still even a little hungry after I eat....but I make myself stop. I just hope that this turns around.

So...what is your definition of Bandster Hell???

Also, sorry that I haven't been around. School opens in 2 weeks, and I am freaking out! Trying to catch up today!

Hoping to drop some pounds this week....

Friday, August 6, 2010

yucky belly

Okay, ladies...I need some advice....

I was banded on July, about 2 1/2 weeks ago. I am doing primarily liquids, and mushies. I have this dull pain in my stomach area, on the inside. I don't know if this is normal, or if it is something that I should go see the dr. about. It is beginning to piss me off!! I had trouble sleeping last night-getting comfy, etc. I still can't sleep on my belly-it just hurts too much. I am shocked that it has taken this long to recover....I am starting to get discouraged...Any thoughts would be so appreciated!

My belly still hurts,

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Small NSV!

Today I am wearing the dress that I wore to my rehearsal dinner 7 years ago! I loved the dress, but quickly outgrew it shortly after I wore it for the first or second time. So I shoved it in the back of my closet, thinking that someday, someway, I would get into this dress. Today is the day! I was going to save it as my back to school dress...but unfortunately, I need to go to a funeral. :( It is adorable...if I do say so myself, and with the right undergarments, it looks great on me! Yay!!

The scale seems to be stuck at 230 with a .2, .4, .8 after it....I hope that when I wake up tomorrow the scale starts with a 22-. Now that would be AMAZING!

Enjoy your day! It is hot, humid and sticky here in Massachusetts........

DeeDee :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

48 followers! AWESOME!

How awesome is that! I am thrilled to have so many amazing followers!

I could use some advice....Here are my questions....answer one or answer them all....

1. I would LOVE to do a vlog, but have NO IDEA how to do it. Do I use my camera and post it online? I have a web cam but it seems to only work as a regular camera. Help?

2. My first "fill" appointment is scheduled for the day before my vacation. Should I reschedule it for after I get back? I certainly don't want to be miserable on my vacation. Advice?

3. Do any of you have any yummy protein shake powders that you like? Do you know of anywhere that I can get samples online? I hate to spend a lot of money on HUGE containers.

4. Is there something that you put on your scars that help them to look better? When did you begin putting it on? My scars are looking good, so I would like to start treating them soon.

That is it for now....and if you got this far, you deserve a non-caloric cookie!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

My first nomination! Thanks Sam!

So here are 7 things you don't know about me!

1. My real name is Diane. DeeDee is a nickname that my dad called me when I was a little girl.
2. I met my husband online.
3. I am the oldest of three children-my 2 siblings are boys. My parents are still happily married and will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary next month.
4. My 2 step-children live with me and my husband full-time. They see their mom on the weekends. My daughter is 4 years old. She is the light of my life....I actually can't remember life without her.
5. I am a school principal and I love my job. It is the most difficult, but most rewarding job I have ever had (besides being a mother).
6. I have a bit of an addiction to reality is my guilty pleasure: Big Brother, Top Chef, Next Food Network star, The Real World, Boston Med, etc.
7. I DESPISE housework, and am so happy (and lucky) that my husband really pitches in around the house.

I have no idea who to nominate! I know that is lame...but I nominate any of my followers who have not been nominated!

Enjoy your day!