Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Yay! Down 40lbs, crazy. I can't even tell you the last time I was this weight... maybe 3 or 4 years ago. 6 more pounds and I will weight what I did in 9th grade haha. 30 more pounds till my Idol goal in May. Ahh hopefully I can make it. Going to have to cut back a little bit to do that I think.

I hurt my thigh soooo bad last week! I have no idea how either. One day I was getting up from my desk and the pain was excruciating! Figured it would get better, but it didn't. So I went to my doctor and she said I probably pulled the muscle and gave me an anti inflammatory, which seems to be helping, it feels a lot better today. It's a little annoying not being able to exercise though.. even though I hate it, it does help with my weight loss.

Sorry, I haven't blogged much, frankly, I don't know what to post.. any ideas on what you'd like to hear or know about the lapband or my diet or whatever?!

A question to you guys, the fills, are they for restriction, or hunger control? For me, I have 5.5ccs in a 11cc band right now, and I can go 4 or 5 hours without a meal, easily. Now sure, obviously my brain wants food, but my body isn't hungry. But I wouldn't say I have much "restriction" I'm starting to think that restriction and the sweet spot is a myth. Obviously I can't eat as much as I could pre-banding, but I can certainly eat enough to completely sabotage myself and gain weight. I think if I got another fill, I would just have trouble eating (puking and getting stuck)... I don't see that it would make me full on less food. A ton of people seem to think it will stop them from eating if they get enough fluid in their bands, but I really just don't think that is the case. Maybe it depends how you see the band working for you? For me, I see it as controlling my hunger, and I do the rest of the work. I wish it did more, but I really think that is what it is supposed to do.

I'm going to Seattle next weekend!!!! I love it there, it's so awesome! I've been a couple of times to see Blake Lewis and some friends back in the day, but then I fell in love with the city, it's so great, now it's one of my favorite vacation spots! I love the artsy vibe, and everything is so chill there. Let me take a minute to recommend something, if you have never bid on a hotel on, do it!! Such great deals. I paid $71 a night for my 4 star hotel, the retail value for those nights is $191 a night. Can't beat it! I'm such a deal hound when it comes to travel. I refuse to pay too much. If I spend less on that stuff, I can spend more money on fun stuff!

Pic from my last trip to Seattle in 2009 :)


  1. Cute pic!! I've always wanted to visit Seattle.

    For me, fills help with hunger and restriction. I can eat more than most banded folk, it seems, but there is NO WAY I could eat what I ate preband. Not possible. I could eat a whole Chipotle bowl plus a bad of chips and guac. I don't try to stuff myself these days, but I barely eat a third of a bowl with just a few chips.

    I can eat most types of things although I have given up most bread and I try to avoid anything that requires big bites. But I can tolerate most anything.

  2. Thanks!

    Hmm yea I can eat maybe 3/4 of a chipotle bowl.. but I would be full with less. I just usually don't want anymore. I do eat bread, like a lite english muffin with breakfast, but I try to stay away from sandwiches and things, the bread is too filling, and has too many calories for the most part.

    I know it restricts me to some degree, but I'm talking about the people that think it'll restrict them to eating like 1/2 cup to a cup of food. I'm satisfied with less, but I can definitely eat more.

  3. you go girl 40lbs is awesome!

  4. Congratulations Heather! I am really happy for you.

  5. Congrats :o)

    Fills are to help with restriction and hungry. Sounds to me like you are at a great place, and I wouldn't worry to much about another fill until that changes!!

  6. awesome job on the 40lbs. keep on going girl!

  7. 40 pounds is look like an entirely different person...even though you were still cute as heck in your last picture. :)