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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Weigh Day

I weighed in at 193.6 (87.8 kg.) today which is a loss of 1.6 lbs. (.7 kg.) since my last weigh in.  Altogether I am down 86.4 lbs. (39.2 kg.).  Yesterday was my eight month bandiversary. 

I've only lost 20 lbs. (9 kg.) since July.  The losses are much slower now, but still steady.  I am losing about 6 lbs. (2.7 kg.) a month.  I should hit my goal of 100 lbs. (45.4 kg.) down by the end of the year.  I will be 10.5 months post-op then.

I'm perfectly happy with my rate of loss.  I think I look fine now and if I never lost another pound, I'd be okay with it.  I do look forward to achieving my goal and eventually I want to lose another 17 lbs. (7.7 kg.) from there to bring me to a normal BMI, but I'm not going to kill myself to get there. 

As I've said before, I am not doing anything special to lose weight.  I am eating the way my band tells me to eat.  I try to eat when I'm hungry and the band tells me when to stop.  I try to eat healthy food most of the time, but I also eat junk food.  I subscribe to an all things in moderation philosophy.

I picked up some omeprazole magnesium acid reducer this morning after reading Band Groupie's blog from yesterday. I can't describe how the acid feels. I just feel a little yucky all the time. A few times a day, I burp and a bit of acid comes up into my mouth. I also can't sleep on my left side because I gurgle too much on that side.  Tums help for a couple hours.  It isn't bad heartburn like I sometimes had before my hiatal hernia repair, but it is annoying.

I wanted to share a picture I took recently.  It is the road on the way to my office by the University of Oregon.  I love love love it when we have beautiful, sunny days and the leaves are changing.  Pretty soon it will start raining and it won't stop for months.  So these last few beautiful days are precious!




15 comments:

Jacquie said...

Way to go Amanda! Congrats!

Read said...

Good job! Slow and steady wins the race.

Debbie said...

Congrats on the loss.. You are doing great..

Ginger aka Gidget said...

I agree - slow and steady wins the race! We didn't put it on overnight (although it seems that way!) and won't take it off that way. :)

You're doing awesome!

andy said...

Great job!

tessierose said...

You are just a model bandster, you inspire me. I hope the acid gets better though, that sucks. Keep us posted.

Jess said...

Way to go. I like your philosophy on eating. It's simple and works for you. That's great!

Pretty picture!

LDswims said...

Love the philosophy, as I think you know, and happy 8-monthiversary!!!

I hope the omeprazole works! Would be irritating to have minor little acid burps on occasion.

Beautiful trees! I can't wait til our trees around here start to turn but it won't be until around Thanksgiving...

Band Geek said...

Beautiful photo! Amanda, you seem so in control of your weight loss journey. It is remarkable.

Lady Lazarus said...

Gosh Amanda, thank you so much for commenting on my blog (I will be following you from now on).

I guess it's a VERY fine line between not purging and being overweight or restricting and being under.

Ironically I have been physically the most unhealthy underweight, but I know that being signficantly overweight is just as devastating on quality of life.

I think it's just WONDERFUL that you've had the courage to face your problems and deal with them in a mature and intelligent manner.

If you EVER need a sounding board or a friendly ear, feel free to comment...I will give you my email address if you need an impartial voice.

Thank you for being my online friend :-) Here's to more comments x

Jenny said...

Awesome weight loss!!

Kathy said...

Great progress Amanda. I agree with all things in moderation. Its like eating like a thin person. I've never been able to do that before.

Janelle said...

You may think 6 pounds a month is slow... but that has been about my average for the past 4-5 months lol and I am almost 7 months out! I like this pace, also.

Lovely picture, looks about the same up here and I am definitely enjoying the sun also!! Looks like we have it for at least another week!

MandaPanda said...

I think your rate of loss is fantastic! Keep it up. Those pictures are beautiful. I've never been to the Pacific Northwest...I think it's an area I'd like to see.

Michelle said...

Thats a great loss, congrats!!