The P'Nut

The P'Nut

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I asked for it...

Oh yeah! I can BURP now! And they come out of nowhere. I'm sitting here at my desk, streaming episodes of Lost, while I run my reports and answer my phone, do my work thing and then, rumble, bubble... BELCH!!! Did anyone hear that? Should I say excuse me or just ignore it and pretend it wasn't me that made that insanely long gas pass.

No weight loss to report today since I refuse to step on the scale while Aunt Flo hangs around!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Just my hospital bill was $29,958.80. HOLY SHIT!!! WOW! Thank GOD for insurance! My portion is $480.70. That I can handle!

My sugeon's bill...$6000! My portion of that $147. WOO HOOO!!!

I still haven't gotten the anesthsiologist, radiologist or whatever ologist I saw, I haven't gotten their bills. I'm guessing after all is said and done, I'll spend just under $1000 out of pocket.

Here's some TMI - turn away now if you don't want to know about my poop and female time....

I'm down 24.5 pounds as of this morning. I haven't pooped in 2 days...I think I need some oatmeal or prune juice. If I poop, I'll bet I've lost more!

I got my period too. Whoa! This one is heavier and more painful than before. I'm not sure what that's all about. I wasn't on the pill before surgery, maybe it's my lack of real food? Maybe I'm missing something that makes it lighter.

Glad to read that everyone is doing well!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Ugh! I've got a cold or something like a cold. I feel like crap! Runny nose, sore throat, yucky white spots on my tonsils. Shannon's trying to get me to go to the doctor and I just want to try and let it run it's course. If it gets worse or if I can't swallow then I'll go. Can I get liquid antibiotics?

I'm down 24 pounds now. Weight loss is definitely slowing down but I'm so happy to actually chew food! Soft foods are so good! Cheese! oh I missed you cheese! Cheese rolled up with sliced turkey breast with a bit of light mayo...YUM! and Saltine crackers?? Oh my the crunch! The crispiness of those salty blond delicious squares....

And now I'm off to blow my nose and lay on the couch. Thank God for sick days!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Love a good deal!

Saw the nutritionist yesterday. All is well. I've lost 20 pounds according to their scale! I kept telling her it's 23 pounds!!! My scale is so much better than your scale! She told me 20 or 23 is still above average for 3 weeks out. I have to go ahead to move to soft foods. I never knew how good noodles could be. Even super mushy noodles are delicious!

So at lunchtime today, friend/boss and I went shopping. I bought a pair of goalish jeans. They're Seven Brand Size 16 that I can't button, yet. They were on clearence and I had a 40% off coupon. They were $11! I couldn't pass that up!! We got back to work and parked the car thrilled with our new deals! I got out and noticed...SOMEONE HIT MY CAR!! UGH! Are $11 designer jeans worth a dent in the bumper? I'm kinda thinkin' so!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

They're trying to kill me!

OH MY GOD! Polish doughnuts? They're seriously trying to kill me! I bailed out some co-workers last week. I stayed late and finished a major project and saved us a few million dollar contract. So today I get thanks with baked goods!

Just becuase I'm fat doesn't mean you need to feed me as a thank you. A simple email is great! These paczki (POOCHKEY) things smell so good! I used my finger and scooped some's so sweet and delicious! STEP AWAY FROM THE PASTRY!

Oh and I order girl scout cookies like a month ago...guess what was delivered? Why do I do this to myself! I wonder if I can suck on a thin mint....

Today is 3 weeks post op and I feel super fantastic. I'm down 22 pounds and my work pants are falling off. I can't wait to see the nutritionist so she can tell me I'm a good to move to soft foods. I feel like I'm doing so well and I don't want to rush it but breakfast is getting alittle monotonous, scrambled eggs with cheese. Lunch is getting old...SOUP SOUP SOUP SOUP. And dinner...soup or somthing ground up in the food processor. Can I please have some fish or something with some substance!?!?!? I might kill for a noodle.

Still though...22 pounds in 21 days is just awesome!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Getting Hungrier by the day

I'm getting hungrier and hungrier. I can eat more and more. I'm really trying to keep my portions smaller and I am sticking to the diet for the most part. I'm eating more and more mushy then pureed but everything is going down ok.

I have an appointment on Friday (my phone says it's on Friday but I really think it's on thursday) with the nutritionist and then 2 weeks later I get to see the surgeon and talk about a fill. He wants me on solid foods before getting a fill.

So I am now down 21.5 pounds. I can't believe it! I know I'm eating less calories and I should be losing but 21.5 pounds in 20 days just seems crazy! I still can't believe I'm banded half the time. I think that's why it gets harder to stick tothe post op diet, I don't feel any different most of the time. There are times I think I can feel the band and I can definitely see and feel my port but I still forget about the band.

I'm feeling great. My pre-op jeans are too big. Good thing I have 10 sizes of jeans! I started as a size 20 in jeans. I'm now in an 18! I have sizes 6-22 in my closet. The 6s and 8s aren't mine, they're Shannon's but they're still available for when I get there. I'm not trying to be a 6 but an 8 or a 10 would be fantastic!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy LOVE day!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day with someone they love or at least like alot!

I will post a full blog post tomorrow but that's all for today. I have to get back to cuddling and watching TV!

Happy Valentines day.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Everyone knows...So much for it being a secret!

This picture could have been taken at my work. Seriously! And the black girl is looking at me with that gasping look on her face. YES ALL YOU NOSEY BITCHES - I had lapband surgery...JEALOUS??
I'm not good at keeping secrets about myself. If you tell me something in confidence, I'm good at keeping that kind of secret but something exciting, I'm no good! I buy you a gift, I have to give it to you right away. I just can't hold in happy things! And this was a happy thing!
I know why I tried to keep it from certain people...I work with some real snotty women who are constantly dieting and talk smack about each other behind the others back. I just didn't want to be a topic of conversation. So much for that! But I'm fine with it. I'm holding my head up high! This was in no way the easy road of dieting. While you're all snacking on spicy pretzels and red velvet cake, I'm over here buring my fat ass off sipping a protein shake. TAKE THAT!
That was my rant. Sorry...I had to get it off my chest.
I'm down another half pound today too. WOOO HOOO!!!!! I'm off to find some soup for lunch. Happy friday banded (pre or post) blog buddies! :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Scale on the weigh down!

After holding strong for 4 or 5 days, I finally lost another pound and a half! Woo Hooooo!!!
So I've been trying all sorts of different online calorie, protein, fat counters. What one is the best? Everytime I search for calorie content in foods I get directed to The Daily Plate. I was using The Realize My Success thing but it barely has any foods in it. I used to use Fitday but I think I like the DailyPlate.
I move onto soft foods soon. I think mushies and soft foods are pretty similar. What do I add as mushie?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2 Weeks Post-Op

I feel fine, like I did before surgery except I'm hungry and that makes me alittle crabby. And I'm tired. I'm guessing it's becuase I'm still recovering. My port area is still swollen and my incisions are sore but other than that, I'm fine.

I'm eating mushy. I'm doing pretty good sticking to it but I really want a salad. How weird is it to crave something so diety? And that's what I'm on now, a diet. I have no restriction so I just have to watch what I'm eating.

I have an appointment on the 19th, I wonder if I can get a fill that day?

Monday, February 8, 2010



*What is your salad dressing of choice? Balsamic Vinagrette

*What is your favorite sit down restaurant? Tsu Kasa or Wildfire or Cheesecake Factory

*What is your favorite fast food restaurant? Portillos

*What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? French Fries. Good, hot, salty, crispy french fries

*What are your pizza toppings of choice? Sausage, Mushroom, Green Peppers and Onions.

*How many televisions are in your house? 3

*What color cell phone do you have? Pink


*Are you right-handed or left-handed? right

*Have you ever had anything removed from your body? My wisdom teeth

*What is the last heavy item you lifted? I have no idea...our Sony Trinitron TV...that thing is a beast!

*Have you ever been knocked unconscious? Nope

*Have you ever fainted? almost but never full out fainted


*If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? I don't know. Yes because I'd want to make sure to tell everyone I loved them and no because the count down would suck!

*If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I never gave serious thought to changing my name

*How many pairs of flip-flops do you own? oh boy...6? Something like that. I have an addiction

*Last person you talked to? P'nut


*Season? Fall...I love fall!

* Holiday ? Thanksgiving. It's all about food and family!

*Day of the week? Saturday

*Month? October, it's got the best weather!

* Color? Green...I like all shades of green. But I like blue too. And purple is cool.

* Drink? I might actually kill for a diet coke right about now!


*Missing someone? No, I'm lucky

*What are you listening to? "Don't worry, whales don't eat clown fish they eat krill." Finding Nemo

*Watching? Finding Nemo

Worrying about? the snow that's coming and having class tomorrow night!

*What's the last movie you saw? It's Complicated. It was hysterical!

*Do You Smile often? All the time. It's hard not to with the p'nut always making me laugh!

*If you could change your eye color what would it be? I wouldn't change them.

*What's on your wish list for your birthday? iPhone with Verizon service

*Can you do push-ups? the girlie kind...maybe 2 or 3

*Can you do a chin up? I like to think I could if my life depended on it but probably not

*Does the future make you more nervous or excited? EXCITED!!

*Have you been in a Car wreck? Small ones...Nothing too terrible.

*Have you caused a Car wreck? I've bumped a car or two

*Do you have an accent? I'm sure I do according to other people but according to me, I do not

*Last time you cried? yesterday, probably, who knows. I cry all the time

*Plans tonight? Feed my people on CafeWorld

*Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? I've been in a bad place but not sure that's "rock bottom"

*Name 3 things you Bought yesterday ? Waxed eyebrows, milk, peanut butter.

*Met someone who changed your life? oh God yes! everyone I've met has somehow changed my life in some small way

*For the better or worse?? forever...

*How did you bring in the New Year? My sister and Jason and the kiddos

*Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? I would but I don't know if i'd really change anything. You change one this and everything would be different.

*Have you ever dated someone longer than a year? yes

*What songs do you sing in the shower? The Thomas the Train roll call

*Have you held hands with someone Today? the P'nut and I always hold hands!

*Who was the last person you took a picture of? Brandi at work when I noticed I had my camera in my purse

*Are most of the friends in your life new or old? old

*Do you like pulpy orange juice? I'm not OJ picky

*What is something your friends make fun of you for? that I can be rather loud and not know it

*Last time you ate peanut butter and jelly? 3 weeks ago

*What were you doing 12 AM last night? Sleeping

*What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? NO NO NO, it's not Monday morning. This clock has got to be wrong!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I did it...I BURPED

Yes! WOOO HOOO I BURPED a real real REAL burp. I feel so much better

Past the Doughnuts

I feel like Homer Simpson..."mmmm, doughnut!"

Someone brought me the wonderful, sugary, fat and carb filled rings of deliciousness at work and they smell so good! I have removed them from my veiw but my smell is embedded in my nose. I just keep telling myself I will eat a doughnut again, some time in my life but not now and not until I'm healthy.

And then I take of sip of a shake....

Monday, February 1, 2010

Had My Follow Up Appointment.

Twelve pounds! Twelve Pounds in six days!?!?!? HOLY COW!! WOOOO HOOOO!!!

So everything looks good. My incisions look fine, glue is holding well, no leaking. Still have some swelling. My lack of burping is normal. And no more eggs until Friday. BUMMER! He just explained the whole liquid diet is important, blah, blah, blah. Good that it went down okay but let's hold off on solider foods for the next few days. Easy for him to say since he's going to go eat a burger and fries for dinner! :)

I'm confused by this silly post-op diet. So two weeks of liquids...that I understand. But liquids includes cream soups which are thicker. Then I move onto two weeks pureed. And the mushies. Okay...isn't pureed and mushy kind of the same thing? I'm trying to think about it like baby food stages. I just don't know if I'm on bottles or rice cereal right now?