Days since surgery

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Finally good restriction...but I have been spoiled

I have finally gotten to the point that I've been reading about like forever, where certain things get stuck, pbing is a reality, fine chewing and slow eating is a must.  Because of that I realized how spoiled I've been because apparently I haven't been chewing food up as well as I thought I was.  As a matter of fact I was trying to eat some spaghetti and got stuck immediately when i pb'd there were clearly whole strands of spaghetti that didn't have any teeth marks at all like I just slurped it down.  One day it seemed like I couldn't eat anything because a couple of days prior I'd had tooth extractions one on either side of my mouth so optimal chewing level could not be obtained and my band just seemed super duper tight.
It gets frustrating at times because sometimes when I eat by the time I have chewed my first two bites my food is cold and I've been having some rough times financially so it is really hard for me to feel like I'm wasting food.  I struggle with that a lot and but I am coming to the realization that this is what I signed up for and if a little food gets wasted it will be worth it as I waste away lol.
Oh and the joy of shopping in my closet....hoarding has its advantages in this lapband journey.  I feel like I've talked about this before but I'm too lazy to check.  But I watch Hoarders and now on the new OWN network I watch Enough Already with Peter Walsh and I know the rules, if you havent worn it in a year get rid of it.  Well damn it I'm glad I don't follow rules because due to the current financial crisis and although I havent lost a ton of weight and care most of my old clothes (albeit some may or may not have elastic bands that go on ponytails looped around the first belt loop and the button to make the waist fit better) I have been able to wear clothes that I haven't worn in forever and some I've never worn. 
*WARNING--HIP HOP SLANG WILL FOLLOW* Yea I be poppin' tags!  That statement is pretty self explanatory it is used when you have new items and you are taking the price tags off for the first time.  My sister recently had a baby shower and I wore a cute denim dress that I have had since about 2006 when I was losing weight on WW but I had never worn it and never took tags off.  Everyone loved the dress and my sis thought I'd been shopping (she knows my finances) I said "Yep right in my walk in closet".  So even when the scale hasn't been as generous to me as I would like those NSVs keep my head in the game.
My water intake still leaves a lot to be desired but my activity level has improved dramatically, I have been using the Exercise On Demand channel and doing a 1 mile walking workout and I've been combining it with a short get started workout by The Biggest Loser contestants.  Also I live on the 3rd floor of my apartment complex and I've been taking the stairs a lot more often, which is huge for me because Mimi don't do stairs.

One last thing, I am down 50lbs from my weight before the pre-op diet started which I've been thinking was my heaviest weight.  Oh how we forget...I found a WW book from 2009 where I weighed 9lbs heavier than what I've been thinking was my highest recorded weight, so I am 59lbs down from my highest recorded weight and when I thought about it that true highest weight is what made me start thinking about having lapband surgery again.


Justawallflower said...

It sounds like things r going good for u! I know what u mean about thinking u were chewing good before, I realized with my last fill that I didn't know what that meant up to that point! I also have lots of clothes with tags still on them!

amandakiska said...

I realize everyone looks at restriction differently, but I think if I were as tight as you, I would have a bit taken out. I want my band to keep my portions small, but I do not want it to make me unable to eat before my food is inedible. I don't take huge bites or eat really quickly, but I also don't eat ridiculously small bites eaten over 45 minutes.

I loved shopping in my closet, but now I have nothing smaller. I'm going to have to do some shopping soon.

I hear you on the finances! I wish I had a good answer. Too bad we don't get paid for blogging...

Mo said...

It's a shock when that actual restriction kicks in isnt it? But to be honest, I don't think we would cope as well if we hadnt already been eating less. Can you imagine if you went from your eating habits before, straight to now...I think my head would not have coped!

And yeah made me realise I truly hadnt been chewing as well as I thought, and it catches you out if you midlessly eat at all.

On the clothing front, completely agree...I too am loving it. But I am trying to make sure there are none that get lost, so I chuck out the too big to make room for the new (that feels so great!)