My Banded Time

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Magical Lap Band and Magical Lap Band Community!

I had two intense days after my 3 day conference putting together the mega complex deliverables for the client...as I mentioned I had to step in because the junior consultant wasn't able to complete the job.  I was able to walk in, take over the document, stay up all night, get the job done and present the next day and it was well received by my boss and client.  The difference before the band is that I wouldn't have put myself together in a crisis without taking it out on my eating and my health...and I would have retained the anger and frustration for days.  Its a series of situations like this throughout my career, that just made me pack on the pounds.  To deal with intense stress, I would eat and eat.  And usually it would start a cycle of a week or two of really bad eating/binging.  I would say I'm a pretty healthy eater and was before; but it was these stress eating binges that made me gain/retain/gain weight.  Breaking these types of cycles has been so important for me and truly "magical".

This time and when preparing for the 3 day conference last week...I was able to "feel" the stress...process the situation and just move on without food.  I realize that I'm actually processing and dealing with stress.  That is very magical for me.  And I'm grateful to the whole WLS experience...I'm especially grateful for my virtual friends.  I've read your blogs, learned new coping and dietary tips.  I've really grown from reading about your journeys...Your support and kind words have also been very healing too...they have given me a lot of perspective.  And I consider the support very magical and instrumental in my progress...Thank you...


PS
As I sit here I'm wearing size 16 pants I haven't worn in 5 years.  There is hope for me...

13 comments:

  1. More than hope! you are DOING IT :)

    xxxooo

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  2. I completely agree, there is magic in this blogging community. And yeah girl, your doin it! ;)

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  3. Glad it went so well, sometimes when I'm stressed I'm sure I can feel the band.

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  4. I agree! The blogging world sure helps me daily! Thank you too! Glad you got your conference over and done with! Knew you'd pull it off!

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  5. There's more than just hope for you! You provide hope to others! This blogosphere is a two way street and you've been so inspirational! Great NSV not eating away the stress.

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  6. You're an amazing woman-- I'm happy for your success with the stress-eating.

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  7. Terrific victory!! And "hope" has turned into achievement! I am proud of YOU!!

    And please know that you're an inspiration and motivation to me - more than you can imagine!

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  8. Congratulations on the presentation!! But most importantly congratulations on the size 16 pants!!

    You virtual family is proud of you!!

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  9. I'm so glad that you could get through this stressful time without turning to food - what a victory. It is still a battle for me sometimes, but the band takes the joy of the binge so it really helps. Yea for size 16!!

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  10. I love this, definite NSV to make it through a stressful work crisis without turning to food! :) We're all here for ya, anytime you need us! :)

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  11. Awesome, Awesome NSV!!!! i can totally relate to this post because food used to get me through when work was tough (or a nightmare!)...so happy you got it done, did a great job and worked through the stress vs. eating through it! and awesome 16 pants!!

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