Out of Office
I wish I could send that memo to my stomach. Hey you, with the gurgley noise. We are closed for the day, come back later and stop complaining. But I can’t. Anyway, I may have less posts this week as I am attending my first Grad school residency. But I’ll be home in a week and hopefully have some fun things to share. It might be interesting to take pictures of the Dorm food! Just for...
New Gadget: Post Lap Band Fun
One of the things I love is sharing my favorite finds with folks who have had weight loss surgery like me, because lets face it. Some products just work better than others. This week I am preparing to go back to school and have a week long residency to attend. I’ll be staying in a dorm room and have no idea what the campus even looks like, let alone how this is going to impact my diet and...
Reblog if your HW/ SW/ CW is over 200lbs.
The Low Down
So here’s how my day went. 3 AM. Tummy hurts. Can’t sleep. Up doing work in the middle of the night so I can take vacation next week that isn’t really a vacation but a week long intensive grad school program. Yay me. 6 AM. Still up. But getting Tired. 10 AM must get up if I’m going to make it to Zumba even though Mom and Sis both bailed. Must commit to workouts for...
Trader Joe's Strikes Again
Yummy Lunch with Trader Joe’s Turkey Meatballs. It only took 5 min to make. Though I once again made more than I could eat. When will I get used to making such small portions? So what’s in it? 4 TJs Turkey Meatballs (single serving is 2 with only 100 calories!!!) 1 Portabella mushroom cap 1/4 cup hunts fire roasted tomatoes 1/8 cup mozzarella Total calorie count 269! and I...
Post Workout Breakfast
I had a yummy breakfast this morning post workout, but I don’t have a picture today! Sorry. It was not so pretty but oober delicious. I made scrambled eggs with cheese, chicken sausage and green onion. I used one serving of egg beaters one Trader Joe’s Smoked Apple Chicken sausage link sliced (though two pieces fell on the floor and became victim to the dog) 1/8 cup of shredded...
Failure is an illusion.– Someone smarter than me.
Words of Wisdom
You don’t need to binge. That food will still be available when you’re hungry next. Speaking of hungry, you’re not hungry. You just think you’re hungry because you want that donut. But that donut won’t make you happier, healthier, or skinnier. So walk out of the kitchen, pantry, or grocery store, because you can prove that you’re stronger than that. Embrace...
Blame it on the what??
I want to be mad at the band. I want to hate it for not delivering me the same success that others have had effortlessly. Okay well not everyone’s journey was effortless but for some folks the weight just seems to melt off. For me. My body is clinging to it like I might keel over if I lose another ounce. Everyday is a constant struggle. But I’ve come to learn that it might not be the...
Lap Band Talk Forums →
My favorite community of lap band supporters. I read it regularly online and they have a great app for the iphone.
I often come across other lap bandsters who are struggling with their weight loss and as a result are questioning their decision to have the surgery. Many are depressed, frustrated, feeling like a failure and in many cases ready to give up. If you are struggling with weight loss with the band than this post is for you!! Check out some of my hard learned lessons and get on the road to making...
My name is Melissa, and I am not to be trusted around food.– Melissa, the BandyGirl