Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Moving Up is Making it Harder to Move Down!

So I guess this weight loss thing isn't so easy after all. After dropping 23 lbs prior to surgery and then 21 lbs in my first 4 weeks after surgery the weight loss has definitely slowed. Expected yes...but a little frustrating to have the weight loss slow to only 1 or 2 lbs. per week. In my 2nd month after surgery I am down another 10 lbs which makes it a total of 54 lbs and 31 in my first 2 months since surgery. As if the natural slowing of weight loss wasn't enough, a new wrinkle has been thrown into the equation, a promotion and a job relocation back to my home town...I'm scared!

I have gotten into a pretty good routine in my day to day life with bringing lunches to work, little to no drinking of alcohol, and very healthy dinners and weekends eats. I am going to be moving back to my hometown this Friday and will be there, without wife or son for approximately 2 months before they join me. I have a ton of friends in town and many of them like Or at the very least partake in throwing few back and unhealthy eating at times. Also, my work life will change. Going to lunch and dinner is not an expectation as much as it is a requirement.  Business is had over these chow down sessions and I will be expected to partake. Not sure how they would take it if I brought a bag lunch and spooned myself Greek yogurt and chowed on turkey roll ups while discussing marketing endeavors.

So this is my dilemma as I need help! I do not have a solution right now. Sure, it's easy to say order the typical salad with dressing on the side, have everything grilled, stay away from alcohol, etc., etc. But sometimes these solutions just aren't easy to come by. I welcome all comments and solutions!!! In the meantime my will power will just have to keep me going as I only have 3.5 cc's in my 14 cc band and am still not feeling much restriction. I can do it...I just don't know for how long!


  1. Suggestion #1: Hang out with us often!

    I don't envy all the work/food functions, I get all screwed up when someone brings donuts on a Friday. I'm sure you'll find a groove though.

  2. Hey there, glad I stumbled upon your blog.
    Your dilemma makes me think of my hubby. He is a very healthy eater (not a bandster, not over weight). His co workers all know he doesn't eat junk and never strays from his healthy eating habits. It's just a part of who he is. Sometimes they tease him a little but he takes it in stride. If you start off at the new office from day one just being a healthy guy, no one will be any wiser. You can do it!

  3. I don't know if you're still checking comments on your blog but here's why I'm posting. My name is Leah Ingram, and I'm writing profiles of men and women who have chosen to have Lapband (versus another kind of weight loss surgery), and it sounds like you're a success story. (I'm posting requests on multiple Lapband-related blogs to find people to interview.) If you're interested in speaking with me, can you drop me an email? It is leah dot ingram AT comcast dot net My deadline is 9/12/11. We can talk by phone or do the interview by email.Thanks. Hope to hear from you.