We went to a park in Gisborne today. It was FREEZING but there was a great walking track. I took the dogs for a walk around it with my eldest. The doggies got so cold! I am going to have to put their jackets on next time we go.
|Baby Milly and I :)|
|My Pug Dog, Peppa <3 font="">3>|
|Baby Rosie :)|
Today I ate normal food. I felt a bit queezy from the shakes. I think that my body remembers what it was like being on them for 8 weeks so long ago! I bought some bars to eat instead of the shakes so I may do a shake for breakfast, a bar for lunch and a soup for dinner. I don't want to feel icky again!
I also think it's time for another fill :) I have an appointment with Dr Winnett next month. I am certainly in the green zone (my band is the perfect tightness) but I am thinking it's a little too green. I need a bit more put in and I know that last time I saw Dr Winnett he wrote me up a referral to have some done (which I've lost!) so I may ask him to post it to me so I can get it done this week :) here is a chart that helps you determine which zone you are in. I've been in the green zone for a while but I've also been in the red zone, so much so I couldn't even swallow water! That was NOT fun.
For those of you who don't know, the lap band is a band that makes the size of your stomach smaller. It is done up around your stomach like a watch and a small tube runs from the band to a port which is placed almost between your ribs and belly button under your boob (or chest if you're a boy!). The port is underneath the skin and is located when you need a fill or when you need fluid removed. They use a needle to get to the port (the needle is VERY long!) and I'm fortunate that I don't feel the needle go in but some Patients experience a stinging sensation along with pressure when they have theirs done. I end up with bruises after mine. I also have to go and get mine done under an XRay due to my size so it's a pain in the bum having to drive into the city each time I need one. I look forward to when Jason can do it in his rooms like he used to. I have put up photos in the past of the needle, my puncture marks and my bruises. I shall post some more next time I go as well!
I want to thank you all once again for the support since 'coming out' :P it's been fantastic to have so many people behind me. I can't wait until weigh day on Thursday to see how well I've gone. I know that not everything is in the numbers. I remember there were months where I worked my butt off and did everything right but never lost anything so, I may not change on the scales but I'm sure I will given the fact I've done pretty much nothing over the last few years. We shall see...