Week 8 - 12
So as many of you know, October at my house is non-stop activity. I had maybe 4 days where I could get to the gym if I wanted to... but had NO energy or nmotivation to do so. I know, I know... some of you might be thinking "girlfriend has time to go to Disneyland 5 times that month, she couldn't bust her butt to work out a bit? Gym's open til 10 ya know..." Well, that's where "being human" comes into play. Being human, I am prone to mistakes. Mistakes such as "well, I suppose
So, imagine my whole month - 5 weeks of not going to the gym, eating chocolate and halloween candy, and going to how many birthday parties with cake, and even throwing one of my own, complete with ME cooking a cake, cupcakes, cream cheese dips, artichoke dips, chips and dips... oh my! What did that do to me? Especially since I did NOT get a band tightening during week 10 like I probably should have. The doc was on the fence... he would have tightened it if I asked, but I was having a problem keeping foods down (turns out it was my chewing issue, not necessarily what I was eating because it was all good healthy stuff) so I elected to go without the tightening. Besides, I knew that I was having a party in 48 hours and the first 48 hours after a tightening is rather restricting .... liquids only!
I'm still so happy my "tool" (aka LapBand from the oBand Surgery Center) is still working for me regardless of whether or not I help it work or follow the rules. I'm going to "work it" in November and lose 10 pounds. Really! I'm going to, darn it! I'm also going to start blogging my diet. It will hold me accountable for my food consumption. I don't want to have to admit eating a bag of chips and cheese dip!! But I'll start tomorrow.
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