Weight Loss Surgery - Weekend 3/14 thru Sunday 3/16 ????

peach pit
03-14-2003, 07:47 AM
or do you want to make seperate days?

Makes no matter to me!!!

Suns up, Coffee is HOT, kid is still hacking and whining for his Grandma, and I am off to hit the showers...be back soon!

What ya doing today?


03-14-2003, 07:59 AM
peachie, this is good!!!

:lol: at the big kid not wanting to dance with a girl. I'll second the hoping it lasts until he's 30.

Is Grandma coming over again today while you go out? Did you really put stickers in her lunch? That is so cute!!

Jiff did you make it yesterday??

Hazel..........POST!!!!! I'll be forced to kick your rapidly thinning butt tomorrow at the support group. :D:D

My froggie throat is better.......now I just sound like I have smoked 8 packs of ciggies for 30 years.

The band trip to Disney World is still on, as far as we know. As the treasures wife, I have the pleasure :rolleyes: of mailing the last payment to the tour company today. This is it, if we don't go now, we lose our money.

Beautiful week, but going to turn icky for the weekend. Tried to tell hubby, it was a good time to paint our bedroom, I don't paint, he does. He said, he was cleaning the basement........not a job I want to do........I don't do basements!!! Except when we have tornado warnings, and than only if I have to.

Off to get this day started.

peach pit
03-14-2003, 11:18 AM
Glad to hear your froggy throat is better, Debkay! Is your trip to Disney contigent on current events or is a band parent thing?

I wish Hazel and the other gals would post too. I am beginning to think that we smell bad!!!!

Yep! I really did give mom stickers in her lunch! The kid just called her and moaned that she should come over NOW. I think, well, I KNOW that she is much nicer to him than I am...I seem to be losing patience with him....he is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooo....needy..... get me this, get me that, I don't wanna dance with a girl and you can't make me, whine whine and double whine.....................just like a man. :rolleyes: I know he is only nine but sheeeeesh!!!!

I'll get mom something special for lunch and beg her to stay all day!!!


03-14-2003, 12:15 PM
peachie I'm beginning to believe it is the "peachie and debkay daily." Even Ruth hasn't popped in to say hello.

I'll talk to Miss Hazel tomorrow!!! See if her finger's are or are not working. You work on Jiff.......and the rest, well we will just have to wait until they show up.

The poor little guy......and he is just practicing his needy voice for when he does decide to dance with girls :yikes:

Yea, the trip is contigent on current events. We do have an ace up our sleeve, the principals son is in band and going on the trip. His wife is a hoot.......she is our.........gee Mr principal.....we need......fill in the blank!! But, if there is any type of threat to safety, even she won't be able to talk him into letting us go.

Wish we were close enough to "do" lunch!!

03-14-2003, 12:18 PM
Oh, as for lunch......doesn't the Sycamore Grill in Stone Mountain sound good right about now. :D

03-14-2003, 03:31 PM
Talk about needy!!! You two! I was out all morning socializing with my skinny pal Claire. We sat in her sunny farm kitchen and talked, drank coffee and admired her new dog. It was great.
Sorry you felt neglected! :lol:

03-14-2003, 04:31 PM
I'm here darn it!

I've just missed so much work, and man are we busy!

John had his 2 week check up, and got the OK to go back to work (Thank God!) Great guy, but he really needs to get out of MY house! LOL

He is down 30 lbs. feeling great, and driving me crazy.

Will try to post more later!


03-14-2003, 04:52 PM
well, someone brought in the BEST bagels.. kosher ones from long island. how did i know they were the BEST??? i ate 1/2 of one, with the iinsides pulled out!! and no, i didn't eat it at one sitting, i snacked!!!! a big no no.

and now, i finally had lunch, and i doubt that it's going to stay down. now, aren't you sorry i posted?????

gotta go. this lunch isn't working.

03-14-2003, 06:34 PM

Just wanted to answer your question from the last 'chat' postings. I had my fill on 2/28 (so about 3 weeks now) I started losing quite a bit once I had my fill. The weeks before your fill and just after surgery are for healing, so I don't count them really as 'weight loss days'....

I'm really restricted, but still enjoying food. *wink*. I keep forgetting portion control. I throw away so much food.

I'm pms'ing now...boy do I need to watch the chocolate intake. I had some sugar free chocolate but didn't pick up as much as I need *LOL*.... I hope this gets over soon...I want to eat chocolate, but can't...get too stuffed.

03-14-2003, 06:36 PM
Oh and Debbie, thanks for the new signature...what an inspiration.

03-14-2003, 09:32 PM
Peachie: didn't anyone warn you? that's whaat little boys do, they grow up to be MEN!!! it only gets worse until they start to becme human again.

Deb: I love your new little icon. Did you get the "she who must be obeyed" from Big Dog?

I really don't have anything to say, I just want to make my "presence" felt!!!

03-14-2003, 10:34 PM
hey everyone! i would post more but i work way too much and by the time i get home, my bed is my best friend. i am glad to see everyone is doing well. sorry that your lunch didn't like you, jiff.

guess what?! i got my surgery date!! 4.29.03


03-15-2003, 07:01 AM
heaven 4/29......just around the corner!!

Diane, so glad John is doing so well. :dance:

Thanks Ruth for posting with peachie and I. We really were beginning to think we had a bad odor. :lol:

Amy I know I have ask this before but, how often do you need a fill?

Jiff sorry that lunch didn't sit well.

Barb, I don't know who "big dog" is. I got the "she who must be obeyed" from the talk show host I listen to everyday. He calls his wife, "she who must be obeyed." I started calling myself that in front of my husband and kids..........didn't help, but hey.......a girl must try! :rolleyes:

I'm up way to early this Saturday. This cold or whatever it is, has now turned into a cough. I was just laying in bed hacking, so instead of waking hubby up, decided to get up. The radio station I listen to, has a lawn and garden show on at 6am......right now I'm listening to Bubba tell me how to catch trout. :lol:

Today is an anniversary, I guess somewhat worth noting. One year ago today, March 15, 2002.......I was moved from ICU, after 45 days, to the rehab hospital, where they weighed me for the first time since having my wls on 01-14-02, and I had GAINED 20 pounds because of the high calorie tube feedings. :yikes: As sick as I still was.........I was PO'd...........I couldn't believe I had gone through all that to GAIN weight!! Of course it's "all good" since that time. :D

Going to the support group meeting this morning and after that, not sure what I will be doing.

I have prattled on long enough......time for someone else to spill.

Have a wonderful, terrific day!!

03-15-2003, 09:06 AM
after all, we all knew at that point that you were out of the woods. thank goodness!

Let's see.. what can i prattle on about? first, chicken breast is hard for me to eat. it's just too dry, no matter what i do to it. legs and thighs are easier. lesson hammered home. AGAIN!!!!

on today's agenda [not nearly as interesting as debk catching trout!]: manicure for mom, hiking with the dog, weights, and knitting class. i'm so far behind they might throw me out!

and deb... please give hazel a big hug from me...

luna.. glad to hear john is doing so well that he's being evicted to go back to work!!!!

on thursday at work, one of the graphics guys came by with the camera and announced that it was TIME! the company posts our pics on the website, and the graphics guys have been so nice about updating my pic whenever they feel that i've lost enough for it to be noticed. it kind of caught me by surprise this time, since i haven't actually lost weight, but i've lost inches [quite a few of them, although heaven forbid i actually MEASURE anything!].

so, now i finally have a jpg of the pics taken before the surgery, and next week i'll have the most current, so i'll post both. maybe my collar bones will be showing!!!!!!

and this goes to the continuing discussion about whether or not to tell coworkers, or anyone else, about the surgery. at some point, it's hard not to notice the weight falling off. and people will ask. sometimes they're concerned that you're really sick, and sometimes they're just curious, and sometimes they're just plain stunned over the dramatic change, but it does get attention!

OK... so. i'll just chalk yesterday up to a 'bad food day' and do better today. am planning to take mom to dinner, rather than lunch, and i'm fantasizing about lobster at the moment. makes sense to me!!! did you all know that 3 oz of lobster has 23 grams of protein and 90 calories??? at least, that's what the food guides say. however, since each gram of protein has 6 calories, i calculate that these 23 grams of protein have 138 calories at least!!!! does this mean we can't trust the food lists?????

it's always something!!

have a great day, ya'll... stay out of trouble. give yourself a treat. food or non-food... doesn't matter.

03-15-2003, 11:02 AM
Just popping in to let you know I always read this butterfly thread. You chicks are great.

03-15-2003, 07:34 PM
Sorry it has been a while!:o I have been so busy trying to recoup! This week was the first week I got to carry my 2 babies and it has been kind of rough.

I am doing great, I have lost 25 lbs after a 2 week plateau, that really sucked! I did not know that could happen 2 weeks out! I lost 16 lbs in the first 2 weeks and then nothing for 2 weeks! But I have started loosing again!! :cb: Thank God , you know I was thinking that I was the only person that this would not work on!!

:^: Sounds kind of silly now!

Oh yeah we got a baby pot bellied pig! She is the cutest thing you have ever seen! Her name is Piggy (original I know but that is what my 2 year old calls her). She is so smart at 6 weeks old it only took one day to potty train her to a cat box, we had to cut the side out of it so she could get in!!! But now she will not use the bathroom anywhere else! She is so adorable. Our dog Chi-Chi is a 4 lb chihuahua and is already smaller than the pig!! They get along really well too!!

I am glad to be back!! :D

02/05/03 & 02/06/03
Although when I started the process I weighed 314, but did one last diet drug for the insurance co, and lost 32 lbs before surgery!

peach pit
03-15-2003, 08:40 PM
I AM GREEN WITH ENVY HAZEL!!!!! YOU HAVE A POT BELLIED PIG!!!!!!! WOW!!! I want one!!!!!! It is good to see you!!! Hazel? didn't you lose quite a bit of weight before surgery? Do you think that maybe that has effected your weight loss since the surgery???

It is good to see so many joining in on the daily!!!! hey Jiff did ya make me some socks???, hey Barb good to see ya...the kid's training seems to be going well!!! , hey heavenswind...congrats on your DATE, hey Ruth you're pretty terrific yourself, hey Amy.... careful with the chocolate and Luna boy do I understand the get "him" outta the house thing!!!!

I have spent the day (again) taking care of oh sick one who does seem to be a bit better this evening since he has been on antibiotics for 24 hours now! The snow is melting and my little one has been playing in the mud alot....can you say...spray and wash?

so debkay...watch that cough and maybe you should go to the doc and get some meds before your big trip!!!!

too pushy? ROFL


03-15-2003, 08:48 PM
During my dad ilness we got "re-aquainted with some long time friends we has sorta lost contact with. Yesterday the came by our business and while we were giving them the "grand tour" they saw ole Alivn's electric scooter. (They had not been around during the time he was at his largest, and his heaalth was so bad) even thought i had told them about his WLS and stuff, it just hadn't registered. They both were speachless to think that a year ago he could not get from the car to his desk under his own "steam' and had to use the scooter, and besides that had to have someone get it in and out of the car for him, because he wasn't able to do that. Here he was just a runnning around all over the office and warehouse and looking great. The could not comprenhend, but i know all of you relate to it. Keep up the good work all ofyou, and Dianne, John will right up there with ole Alvin any day now!

Deb: Bigdog is a clothing manufacturer who uses that slogan on a lot of their women's wear. I'll see if I can find the link and let you pick you out a new shirt to wear for your family!.

Here it is: this is for the women's wear. My oldest son and his wife and little Nathan wear these clothes all the time.


03-16-2003, 08:50 AM
Peach, yes I did loose weight before surgery (32 lbs) so I think this may be the reason that I am not what some call a "fast looser". I could care less as long as it is going down!!!

02/05/03 & 02/06/03
Although when I started the process I weighed 314, but did one last diet drug for the insurance co, and lost 32 lbs before surgery!

03-16-2003, 11:12 AM
Good Morning!!

peachie, hope the big kid is better soon.

I hope I get to meet "piggie" soon. Hazel is thinking of bringing her to a support group meeting. :lol:

Barb thanks for the link to that web site. I just may have to purchase a "she who must be obeyed t shirt."

Hubby wants to go to the park and walk.......I don't think I want to haul this butt to the park today. I know I should but......I had thoughts more in the line of shopping.

Hope everyone does something fun today.

03-16-2003, 09:10 PM
hey all! i want a pig!! my parents would kill me but they are so cute! my cat might hate me too. he is kind of picky on certain things. he definitely would not be too keen on sharing the kitty litter.

today, i went shopping with my mom and dad. we bought a new tv for my mom's living room. it is awesome. my nephew who lives with us is trying to take it over. mom will cave! (i love you, mom!)

thank you deb and peach! i am so so excited. now i have a concept of time and now i can work out all my doctor's appointments before i go out of town. i will be leaving april 7 and be gone for 3 weeks and then i will be back to work one day and then my surgery. woohoo!!

how long after you all had your surgery where you allowed to start doing stuff like exercise and just normal everyday stuff?

hope everyone is well!!!

aka heavenswind (like you cant see that!)

03-17-2003, 12:23 AM
Deb...fills are whenever you feel less restricted...or have stopped losing 1 or 2 pounds a week.

I'm planning for maybe going in May (if needed) so far the weight is slowly coming off. (If I can stop PMS'ing)

Really I'm trying to stay off the chocolate...but it's soooo hard. *sigh*. I only crave it for a week before my T.O.M. and then I could care less about it. I think it's harder stressing and fighting it than it is giving into a piece a day.