My Journey of the start of a new life, living, learning and losing weight with my Lap Band.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Oh Fat Bastard, how I miss you.
When I made this decision to be healthier, and change my lifestyle, along came with it was the assumption that I would not drink alcohol. Not necessarily ever again, but for awhile. Don't get me wrong, I am huge foodie and wine lover. I loved having a glass (or two) while hanging around in the kitchen in the evenings, and maybe after dinner as well! I love having wine at dinner, which is a big reason I haven't went to dinner in FOREVER. I had my last alcoholic drink on January 8th, the day before I started my liquid diet, and I admit, reading everyones blogs about martinis and red wine, I'm like...hmmm. Maybe just one...?
I just really want this to work. I can't help but remember hearing the Dr. speak about how alcohol is empty calories and will slip right through the band. I want to be healthy and feel good, and have luxurious skin. Ok, I'm getting a little carried away, lol, but I do think that no alcohol, combined with lots of tea has only done well for me.
I have begun the search for a new swimsuit, *sigh* I wish I was excited, but of course I feel some trepidation about this. That shocking first glance in the full length mirror, with my winter white, no tan skin! Cringing at the thought of those changing room mirrors, which seem to show every bulge. I have been doing some looking online, but I wonder if that would just be a waste of time, in case the sizing is wrong. I just can't bring myself to that swimsuit department quite yet!
The snow is just starting to fall here. I suppose by this evening it will be our turn to be completely snowed in. Thats fine with me though...I love those cozy nights!
I am a 32 year old entrepreneur living in MA. After struggling with weight for over 15 years, having lost and gained 50 lbs. at least 3 times, I had the Lap-Band procedure on January 19th, 2010. I am ready for a lifestyle change!