All about Minimizing

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Eagle has landed!!

I was able to successfully complete a poopy this morning, it was heaven.  There was a minimal amount of 'birthing' and I felt much lighter afterward.  Enough so that I jumped on the scale for a second time, I lost 1.2 lbs!!!  Thank you to all of you for your commiseration on the stopped-up butt syndrome and advice.  When my doc called me back she gave me a big thumbs up on the Mirolax, I have now added that to my morning regimen.  The not-so-great thing is that I believe there was some gas build up behind my poopy and I have been relieving myself of that ALL day.  I should also mention that I had egg salad for lunch yesterday....stinky!! For all you new and soon to be banded peeps out there, get the BM regime started right away, don't let it build up.

I am still feeling like I am dieting, I try to stick to the 1/2c per meal, then find myself snacking all day long.  So today i just upped my meal size by 1/4c and made a MAJOR effort to ditch the snacks.  I feel pretty good so far, or maybe I just know (hope) that tomorrow I will get my first fill!!  My surgeon gave me a large band with a 14cc capacity, I currently have 4ccs from surgery.  I can't wait for a little more restriction. 

One of the people that works in the same office I do commented on my droopy butt pants today.  These pants are quite large, but I just can't see spending any money on smaller pants for a month or so.  I have some clothes from 4-5 years ago that I should be able to fit into soon.  I just need to make these last a little bit longer!  I will post stats tomorrow, but I still am not seeing much deflation of Hot Duchess.  I say Bon Voyage daily to my boobies, but my gut just won't leave!  UGGGG!

Peaches was officially offered his promotion today, along with at 17% raise.  I am happy about the money, but I am more excited about the job.  Basically he is going to be building a brand new department from the ground up.  He has done something similar to this two other times with the same company, but this will be the first time he will have the title and salary to match the workload!   

Happy May Day everyone!!  Go outside and enjoy the spring time greenery! 


  1. Congrats to your hubby on the promotion and to you on the BM!!! Good day all around! LOL

  2. Yay on Peaches' promotion and your poopy! Thanks for the Miralax tip :o)

  3. 1.2 lbs of poopie all jammed up in there? I bet you feel ALOT better! Glad I have you to watch so I know what to be prepared for lol you are like a guinea pig hahaha. Awesome job Peaches!!!!!

  4. Yay for the promotion.
    Yup, I have the same thing- the boobs shrink and the belly stays. What the hell?

  5. I have the large band too... I have 7cc in it. I looked up the pref sheet for the fills for 14cc bands and it says the band should have at least 4cc in it to start (surgery), then the first fill is supposed to be 3cc. Then 1.5 cc after that until Green Zone.

    I am at the 7cc now... next fill is the 14th or maybe sooner :-)

    You are doing amazing though!!

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  6. Nice job on all accounts!!!!!