Sunday, August 21, 2011

4th Fill...small loss!

I had my fourth fill this past Thursday.  I saw a different surgeon this time - Dr. Mitchell.  He heads the lap-band program for the region and trains new surgeons that come through the program.  I liked him.  He was blunt and to the point and answered all of the questions that I had.  When he was going through my chart and saw how much weight I had lost from last month - I was worried he was going to be disappointed with me.  To my surprise, it was the total opposite.  I had lost 3 lbs.  I wasn't very happy about it, but Dr. Mitchell was.  He told me that losing the weight slowly will ensure that I won't ever gain it back.  He gave me 0.3 cc's in my band for a total of 4.1 cc's.  I feel like I can finally feel some restriction, and I am not hungry for about 3-4 hours after I eat.  I am feeling optimistic and know that I am following the right path towards meeting my goal.

My weigh in days are on Fridays - and I was pretty happy this past Friday when I stepped on the scale.  I was down 3.6 lbs from a week earlier.  I worked hard this week - both on my food and my exercise program.  My exercise this week consisted of Kendra's Bootcamp on Tuesday and Thursday, Wednesday I went for another great walk in Fish Creek - came across a mama deer and her baby.  I love walking down there - it's so peaceful and it helps me to walk off the stress...Friday I did Damir's bootcamp class - lots of spin bike and upper body stuff...I'm still feeling my upper back muscles this morning - so obviously it was a good workout!  My knees are now making scraping noises whenever I walk now.  I have an appt with my family doctor - I'm actually feeling a little scared about it....and I'm also feeling a bit frustrated too.  I thought that taking some of this weight off would help my knees, but so far, I haven't seen any good results.  The osteoarthritis is startng to take over my left knee now too...I guess I will just continue to stay active and keep moving - I hope the doctor can shed some light into this for me.  I have something planned every evening this upcoming week - and I'm looking forward to it!

I've been bang on with my food this week too.  I've been treating food as fuel - and I'm so proud of myself. 

So this goals are:

1.  Sip water throughout the day...not just when I feel thirsty.
2.  Be active every day
3.  Stress...BUST IT...

Have a great one everyone!


  1. Congrats on the loss!!! And what a great job working out! I need to get on your schedule...thanks for posting it. My knees scrape too, but it's not a loss of cartilage loss like my mom and ortho diagnosed me with PFS...which is basically where my knee caps are pushed to the outside of my knee, thankfully...physical therapy and continuing quad work with weights has really helped, if not reversed it!! So don't be too could be something easily fixed like mine!
    Thanks for the post! You're amazing!

  2. Hi Dede! Thanks so much for your words of seems I have been needing some of that lately! I am now following your blog too - you are doing AWESOME!! Looking forward to getting to know you better...HUGS!

  3. way to go on the weight loss and the added positive eating outlook. Funny how such a small fill can make such a big difference. You might go to a sports medicine doctor and have him look at your knees. He will probably refer you to PT and they can show you what to do to strengthen your knee and help with the pain.