Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Confession

Pretty much I'm just posting to admit the truth. I am a Lap-Band failure. I am still stuck in the same 5 pound plateau that I have been for over a year. Again, another move and it's been at least 3 months since I've seen a bariatric specialist. I'm pretty sure my pouch is now stretched to a full size stomach. There isn't much I can't eat (except sandwiches made with bread). I will have to call this week to set up an appointment as I finally got a referral. I'm tossing around the idea of having surgical revision to gastric bypass. But honestly, I've just pretty much given up. This fat chick isn't getting skinny and will forever be a fat chick.
Weight Chart

As for the rest of my life, we have made the move to Maryland and things have gone much smoother than the move to Florida. I actually start work with the health clinic here on Tuesday. I'm also looking into going back to school in the fall. I was only going to do an associate's degree but the school here I still wouldn't be eligible to start until Fall 2013. So I think I'm going to go for my bachelor's instead and should hopefully be done at the same time as if I sat around waiting. I'm still looking into the area schools and seeing what kind of courses I could take through the colleges here on post (the gen ed stuff).

Munchkin and Monster are attending private school here. That is something Hubster and I thought we would do. However with the public school we were zoned for and the uncertainies of Monster having a slot in the child development center here on post, it was the best decision. They are both doing very well so far (last week was their first week).

We've had some adventures here in Maryland, already. Namely the earthquake that was felt from the Carolinas to New York and then Irene. We were very lucky with Irene. We did not lose power at all. It's very strange how just outside the gates the damage was much worse than the installation received. God had his hand over us. As for the earthquake, it was over before we really knew what was going on. Honestly, my first thought was "What are the guys blowing up today?". LOL

You probably won't see much from me as there just isn't much to report.  I hope you all have a great time at the BOOBs convention!  I just wanted to say hi and let you all know that I do still follow you and think of you often!


  1. Oh don't give up. You have the tool - you just need to focus on using it. It can be really hard when there's tons of stuff going on in your life. Maybe now that you are settled, you can get back on track.
    Not sure where you're at in MD, but I live in Howard County. If you ever want to get together and talk please send me an email.

  2. Thanks. I am hoping that getting back into a routine with work will help. We'll see, but the thought of shopping in totes that only go to a size 10/12 is feeling like a pipe dream.
    Oh and I am In Harford County. I'll be see a doctor in Baltimore through Johns Hopkins.

  3. Oh please don't give up! You're settling in now, maybe it could be a good time to get back into it!

    I am soooooo glad you posted, I've missed you!

  4. My weight chart would fit on top of yours. You can do this. There is no magic timeline.

  5. Oh, Dani don't give up! I'm sure its hugely discouraging, but once you get the ball rolling with a new GB specialist I'm sure things will start moving in a positive direction.

  6. Hey there, new to your blog, and I am about to be banded this week. I just wanted to say, even though I'm a rookie bandster, that I have faith in you, and I hope you don't give up! You've come this far! You can do it!