Sunday, June 3, 2012

Did you find your mom at the zoo?

This morning I went to the support group for lap band after caer, and I was the "youngest" bandester there....everyone else had had their band for 6 months or more.  I was a little shocked to hear how negative and/or passive they were with the process, heck, there was even a gentleman there drinking a McDonalds SweetTea with a straw.  Both of which a big no-no.It just seemed that they had gotten very compliant with the program and they agreed it was impacting weight loss.  It gives me something to look forward to to make sure it does NOT happen to me. I did participate a little, especially since it was Dr. Crain that was running the group and I feel comfortable with him, and he said right from the start since I was new he wasn't going to put me on the spot so I felt like that too a lot of the pressure off.

I did force myself to so work out afterwards....if only for a wimpy 40 minutes and not pushing very hard.  I still wanted to get that feeling of being there and being present....I know that that is the only way that I am going to get comfortable with the process.

After that we agreed, with Jim's Mom, to take the kids to Azoosment Park in Dundee.  The tickets go down to half price after 4PM, and that still allows you 3 hours, which I knew would be more than enough for my kids...and we were ready to go by 6:30PM.  Smart Momma.....but they had a good time running from ride to ride...and the weather was great, it wasn't crowded, we packed just enough snacks and drinks, and a great time was had by all.....Lilli (purple shirt) fell asleep in the car on the way home and Abbi and Austin did not object to baths and bed tonight either!  Parental Win!  Then Jim and I were able to (cough cough) enjoy our night and get to bed at a decent hour! Double Win!!!!


  1. Sounds like a great day was had by all. ;o)

    Different surgeons and clinics have different rules. I had never heard of a no straw rule before so what seems strange to one is normal to another. The point of the support group is to see what works well for others and exchange ideas. You probably helped them a lot by showing them how well you've been doing.

  2. I didn't want to say this before you went, but I hated my support group. It all depends on the crowd. I felt like I got more out of blogging and the friendships I've made here. Everyone at mine was like "WAA WAA, I still go to the fat section of the store because I think I'm still fat even though I'm not." It was so depressing and weird. I wanted to jump up and be like "HEY EVERYBODY We're all LOSING WEIGHT HERE!? can I GET A FUCKING Happy FACE IN THE ROOM?" haha it was so so so wierd.

  3. I have yet to get how people go out of there way to circumvent there bands. I will admit we all have I deserve this moments. But some people just are not trying or just expect a weight loss mircle