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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I don't remember how old I am or how much I weigh

No, really. All year, I have been thinking I'm 37, but I don't turn 37 until August. I think I started thinking I was almost 37 and that just turned into I AM 37. My mom has had that same experience, but I never thought it would happen to ME!

So I was reading a post this morning and someone mentioned how much weight they'd lost and I was thinking, "No Fair! This person was banded after me!" And then I realized I'd actually lost 10 lbs. (4.5 Kg.) more than I thought. But get this, I had to look in my little book to see what my weight is and how much I'd lost total. Maybe I really do need one of those little counters at the top of my blog to help me keep track. Maybe I should get one that says my age too.

I guess in my defense I should say that I have been really busy at work and my sister/co-worker has been off work most of the last couple weeks so there is a lot of stuff on my plate. When I was in college, I developed my "shelf theory" to explain this sort of memory loss situation. Basically, says my shelf theory, our brains are like shelves and the more stuff we put on them, the more information begins to fall of the side of the shelf. Silly little bits of information like our age and how much we weigh.

On the band front, I am still really tight. I have PB'd more times than I can count. Almost everything I eat gets stuck. It is my TOM so I am hoping things will chill out a bit when that's done. I'm still managing to eat and drink an adequate number of calories so I'm not thinking I'll have an un-fill, but I would sure like to quit puking! Actually I don't mind the puking as much as the getting stuck and the pain and discomfort associated with that. So on that happy note, I'll sign off!

12 comments:

Pie said...

I actually aspire to get to a point where I'm not obsessed with my scale weight and can't tell you exactly how much I last weight down to three decimal points! I think you're ahead of the game! =)

Sandy Lee said...

I was 42 for two years and last year I was 56 for two years. Not sure how I missed the birthday. I wish I could say I always pick a younger date but I always say I'm older that I am. Oh well, I think my brain nees a de-frag.

Bonnie said...

I've been 39 for 2 years and plan on staying there for a few more. :-)

DB said...

That's so funny... I often forget how old I am - I actually have to do the math :(

Tina said...

yup--happens to me too. The ticker has really helped me keep track of the weight loss...I always think I have lost nothing and then when I go check I have..I think it is the high numbers in the 30's that are the problem. I remember now that I am 46 :)

Tina

Carmen said...

yeah most of the time whhen someone asks how old i am i have to stop and think about it lol

Amy said...

I am in the same place with my band as you. I can keep true liquids down, but everything else I PB on. I don't want an unfill, as my doc does an UNFILL (meaning a lot of fluid instead of just a touch), so I am riding it out. But I have PB'ed 4 times in the last 6 days. In fact, I made it 48 hours until I PB'ed on broccoli cheddar soup last night. Sigh. Restart the 48 hours of liquids. Blah blah blah...here's to hoping for a little loosening for both of us!

MandaPanda said...

I think once I hit 32, I'm just going to start celebrating anniversaries of my 32nd birthday. My mom does this with her 36th...apparently was a good year for her. Hope your band loosens up just a touch so you'll be more comfortable.

workinprogress said...

I've done that!!!

I love your shelf theory - I have been calling it my 'baby brain' but as the kids get older that doesn't really work anymore!!

Janelle said...

Lol I had a moment like that also where I wondered how old I was.. and I am only 27! (I think lol)

You SHOULD get a ticker at the top of your page, though because I love looking at tickers and watching everyone's progress. :)

Kristin said...

I've forgotten my age before too. How annoying is that. I also can't remember how many years I've been married - I always have to stop and do the math.

Lonicera said...

You know what? The same thing happened to me, and at the same age! (Back in 1990) For a whole year I thought I was 37 and I was 36 - and I only realised on my 37th birthday when I thought I was 38 and I argued about it with my mother. "Well I should know" she huffed "I was there..." What made me mad was that I had spent a whole year thinking I was 37 and now I had another year of having to think the same thing... (I think I need a drink after writing all this).
Caroline