Friday, December 7, 2012

And the total is.....55 pounds!

Wow!  It has been a hard week!

I am an only child, but I grew up spending 75% or more of my time with my two older cousins.  I affectionately refer to them as sisters, because they're the closest thing to siblings I will ever have.  They both live in California now and the younger of the two has a son, who I refer to as my nephew (Cyrus).  Last Friday my cousin and her son flew in for a visit, and it is so hard to eat healthy around a 3 year old!

Here's a list of things I ate/drank that I shouldn't have:
Icing...lots of it
Cotton Candy
Roasted Marshmallows
Chic-Fil-A chicken strips
TWO Starbucks Skinny Peppermint Mocha's (tall)
Sweet Tea

Luckily, I pretty much maintained the weight loss and didn't gain anything.  I completely lost my schedule though.  I'm a planner, it is what I need to do to make this work for me, and I didn't plan anything during this trip.  I will be glad to get back on my schedule. 

Today's planned meals include:
One Egg
Yoplait coconut Greek Yogurt
Kraft Polly-O String Cheese
1/2 C Fat Free Cottage cheese mixed with 1/2 cup Hamburger/Pasta Sauce

Hopefully next week will be better!
Before I go, thought I'd share an interesting picture.  I had an xray Wednesday... the xray tech had never seen a lap band before and took 3 pictures before asking me if I had something under my shirt obstructing the view of the xray.  Here's a picture of what she saw:

If you look REALLY closely near the band, there are little clip looking things.  Does anyone know what those are?  I watched the surgery online and don't really remember seeing any clamps there?  Also, you can see my lovely little kidney stone right under where the tubing coming out of the port turns down.


  1. such a cool xray! I have gall stones...won't those be fun when they decide to move?? Your post reminds me that I will have to get used to telling medical professionals that I have the band. I told my dentist a few weeks ago and the hygienist wouldn't stop talking about it. She had 5 pounds she was trying to lose. I have 55 (actually 57)!

  2. Tell me about it...I have a 5 year old! Not everyday will be stellar but second you have the chance go back to making better choices...the band really helps!

  3. They could be staples? Ask your surgeon during your next appointment and let us know, too!

    You are doing so great, Hollee!

  4. Thanks everyone! I will definitely ask my surgeon when I go for my fill next Thursday!

  5. Awesome progress! I love looking at x-rays, and that one is pretty cool looking. I don't have the band (I have the sleeve procedure), but I'm still curious to know. :)

  6. Were you wearing a bra? It kind of looks like your bra hooks showing through from your back.

    1. You're exactly right... I feel so silly now haha