So much for being thankful I haven't gained...because I've managed to gain back 6lbs. This my dearies, is what happens when you get a band and get zero aftercare. Not that I haven't been trying.
I finally got a part-time job with the nursing home and I've been orienting and dreading every single minute. I went to nursing school to get out of nursing homes! Well, while I was at the first day of orientation, I got a call back with a job offer for the county health department. I went in the day after Labor Day to do the fingerprints for the background check. Unfortunately, it takes 2-3 weeks for the results to come back and I won't start until the first day of their new pay period following the receipt of the background results. So knowing I have this other job, that's M-F, no weekends, no holidays, an hour lunch.....really makes it hard to continue on with the charade of orienting at the nursing home. However, I continue because tthe bills still have to be paid. It doesn't help that the Army has completely jacked up Hubster's pay and we can 't do anything about it til the end of the month when he gets his LES. That's where we can see what DFAS did with his check. Right now, he's getting shorted about $300 a pay period. How'd DFAS like it if I randomly removed $600 from their monthly budget with no explanation?! Anyhow...there's just one more glimpse into the glamourous life of an army wife...dealing with DFAS!
So onto the band thing - Yes, I gained 6 pounds. Of course, I gained weight. Hubster is finally back home with us and as usual, all things healthy have disappeared from our house. The man does not eat fruits or veggies. His daily breakfast consists of a Snickers and a Monster energy drink. The only way I get veggies into him is if I make a casserole...and I'm a kind of casserole cooker. Less dirty dishes! LOL But I know this cycle and I should nip it in the bud and am trying to incorporate more veggies with our meals and buying fresh fruits for me and the kids. When hubby is gone, there's always salad, apples, bananas, baby carrots, etc that we'll munch on and we're not ashamed to have a bowl of cereal for supper on occasion! LOL
Well, now that I have a job, I tried rescheduling with the doctor in Pensacola. I talked to them Thursday and they promised a call back Thursday afternoon. I didn't hear anything on Friday but know many specialists are closed on Fridays...why? Because they can be!!! So I called back every day this week and still haven't gotten a return call. It's quite frustrating because I need to get seen before I start the job with the county.
However, I know that once I get in, it's going to be like being a brand new bandster all over again. Face it, I haven't had any restriction since surgery. The only foods I really have issues with are breads, doughy pastries, bananas and sometimes chicken. Anyone esle get stuck on bananas? I'm going to have to relearn the stuff about chewing, eating slow, and reducing quantity. I never really went through bandster hell, but have a feeling I'm about to.
Also now that I have a job, I'm looking forward to ordering the Zumba DVDs because I know I just won't have time for the gym and that's a monthly expense I don't want to add.
Hope you are all doing wonderfully and enjoy the BOOBs trip!