Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Let's start with a confession. I hit my lowest weight (220) back in March.

THEN I started the downward (or I guess upward) spiral. (Damn you, $0.25 bags of Cheetoh's in the vending machine!!!) and I gained. Little by little the scale climbed...and by the time school let out in June I was back up to 238!!!!

I knew I needed a fill, but I didn't want to go in to see Dr. Speigel until I'd lost some weight because I knew I'd be in big trouble!!!

Once school let out I knew it was time to pull up the bootstraps and get back on the BANDwagon. Make better food choices (no more Cheetoh's), QUIT MINDLESS GRAZING, and step up the exercise!! In the past 4 weeks I've re-lost 12 of the 18 pounds.

So, here is the moral of the story: If you eat like crap - band or no band - the scale is unforgiving. BUT you can always get "Back to Basics" (yay for the BOOBS challenge!!).

Yesterday the hubby brought home Taco Bell. (I know eating out is not the best choice...but you can still make decent choices.) He brought me a Mexican Pizza and Pintos-n-Cheese. I ate half the pizza and saved the pintos-n-cheese for lunch tomorrow.

So here I am...using my band as the tool that it is. Rocking and rolling along!!!


  1. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw "338!" I realize now that it was just a typo. Whew!

  2. Great post! I think the ability to rebound after a dip (spike?) is what makes it different for me this time. Great job getting back on track!

  3. Well done on getting most of it off, I've been exactly the same, have no idea why I've done it to myself!

  4. Good for you for jumping back on the bandwagon and not continuing to gain weight! I know you'll be able to keep going and get to your goal!

  5. I agree with Manda. I love how we can just get back on the horse! Because we WILL NOT FAIL. :)