Cassandra

Cassandra - JourneyLite Weight Loss Patient"Normal"

Posted on: 01/25/2012
It has been about a year and a half since my lapband surgery. I have lost 80lbs (and hopefully still counting!!)! I was recently asked by my obese mother, "What does it feel like to have lost all that weight?" The feeling is indescribable. The best thing I could say was "normal." I do not feel like I stick out like a sore thumb...

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Spring

Posted on: 04/19/2011
Well, I have been doing much better. I only lost 1 pound at my last weigh in. Not great, but at least I didn’t gain!! I needed an adjustment...

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So proud of myself

Posted on: 03/14/2011
Hello again! I have been doing much better with the sweets:) Doing well with the exercise, and have had no problems getting “stuck.” I actually...

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Food Blues

Posted on 02/18/2011
I am still having a problem with emotional eating. Surgery doesn’t change your bad habits. It doesn’t fix the emotional reasons why we eat. I...

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Onerderland!

Posted on 02/14/2011
Wow! I can’t believe it is already February. Time passes so quickly. I am down 59lbs! I cannot believe it. I have done much better since my ER...

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A lesson in behavior modification

Posted on 01/17/2011
Well, hello again. It has been a while, my computer died and it took a while to get a new one. Things have been going really well. The last fill I got...

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Thanksgiving was wonderful

Posted on 11/30/2010
Well, Thanksgiving was wonderful! I was a little sad not to be able to overindulge as most people tend to do on this holiday, but overall I think...

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Sugar is a terrible drug

Posted on 11/22/2010
Well, I have been doing well. Have not had that feeling happen to me again. I am thinking maybe it was the mashed potatoes… I don’t know...

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Down 41 pounds!

Posted on 11/11/2010
Well, I did well at my 3-month weigh-in. I have lost 41 pounds so far!! Yay! I also took new pictures which I haven’t seen yet. I am excited to see...

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My jeans are getting looser

Posted on 10/20/2010
Well, it is less than two weeks until my next fill/weigh in. I am feeling pretty good. I haven’t gotten on the scale lately so I don’t know how much...

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Busting my butt at the gym

Posted on 10/04/2010
Well, so far so good. Still don’t feel like I have much restriction. Only when I eat dry meats…Other than that, things still go down pretty easily. And I...

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A little discouraged

Posted on 09/21/2010
Well, I am a little disappointed so far in my last fill. I don’t feel like I really got any additional restriction. I can eat a lot of food and I get hungry...

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2nd Fill

Posted on 09/17/2010
Well, today was my second fill. I have been waiting for this! It was not half as bad as the first! I get so freaked out and nervous about that needle...

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First Fill

Posted on 08/18/2010
Oh man! I am not doing so great! I think I was depending too much on the band to give me restriction. I don’t feel like I have any restriction at all! I guess I was kinda hoping for some negative reinforcement. I have not been eating...

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Wish me luck

Posted on 08/09/2010
Hello again! Not feeling so great right now. It really is depressing to not be able to eat the things you want to eat! My boyfriend and I go to Starbucks...

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Back in the routine

Posted on 08/02/2010
Well, I apologize, as it has been a while. I have been busy getting back in the routine. I feel like I have been doing very well on my diet. As of my...

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Life after surgery

Posted on 07/22/2010
Thanks Heather for posting a comment, I appreciate it! Work has been utterly exhausting!! Plus I haven’t been “resting” at home either. Last...

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One week post-op

Posted on 07/20/2010
Well, I am officially one-week post op. Feeling pretty good. Today was my first day back to work – Ugh! I was a little worried but today was a light...

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I made it through

Posted on 07/14/2010
Well, surgery was Monday and everything went well. I think yesterday was the hardest. I was most sore and nauseas. I have been doing well...

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Tomorrow is the “BIG” day!!!

Posted on 07/13/2010
Well, last night I got home from Starbucks and guess what was sitting on the kitchen counter…cupcakes! Really? Someone must be trying to kill me. Those were actually a little easier to resist than the chocolate...

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Chocolate temptation :)

Posted on 07/10/2010
My mom is trying to kill me! There was a turkey in the fridge, and I thought “I’ll cook that and have some turkey breast for dinner.” So I turned the...

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Confessions…

Posted on 07/09/2010
I have a few confessions to make. I should have mentioned them earlier, but I was afraid of letting Dr. Curry know the mistakes I was making and feeling like I didn’t deserve to be the winner. My friend told me that I am human, and just because...

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3 more days…

Posted on 07/08/2010
This is getting harder and harder. I thought I was doing great, getting used to “eating” my packets, thinking of them as medicine. Yesterday I had to...

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Pre-op diet cont…

Posted on 07/05/2010
I have been having a hard time getting my packets in. I make it to 4 most of the time, but yesterday I could only stomach 2. Just thinking about it – ugh – I’d rather not eat. I called Rebecca today for help. She reminded me...

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Pre-op diet cont…

Posted on 07/02/2010
I feel so freaking miserable!! I just want to eat something! Anything! This pre-op diet is really hard! Meal time is so depressing for me. I am...

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Pre-op diet. Ughh!

Posted on 06/30/2010
Oh my gosh!! I am sooooo hungry!! This really feels like torture! I’ve been doing ok so far, but today is terrible!! Besides having to see and smell...

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Blogging

Posted on 06/23/2010
Oh my goodness!! Yesterday, Marcy called me and left a message saying she emailed me and needed some info from me ASAP. I have a habit...

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Surgery is scheduled for July 16

Posted on 06/16/2010
Today I went to see Dr. Curry and his team! I didn’t really know what to expect, but everyone was very nice (which I already knew from the info...

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I have a date

Posted on: 06/04/2010
Lisa called me today to schedule my appointment. June 16th! I am so excited. I still am in disbelief! This makes it a...

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I’m a Winner!

Posted on 06/03/2010
A routine visit to my doctor changed my life. After my exam, he looks at me and says, “Cassandra, I’d really like to see you lose a few pounds.” I...

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