Sunday, October 30, 2011

A not so Sunny Sunday

Well what the F!!! Come on Maine I know we get a lot of snow but it is still October. My husband or as I like to call him Sugar Balls was more excited about this snow than my Rascal #1. It was cute to wake up and show Rascal #1 (he is 27 months) the snow and have him look at it for awhile point and say “snow” however that special moment has long since gone and I want my green grass back. Why wasn’t I born in the south? I love me some sweet tea and Chick Fil-A. BLAH!

So SB and both of my Rascals are asleep so I’m enjoying some 90’s country (no judging) and catching my on everyone’s blogs. I find myself going to sleep at night thinking of things I want… no NEED to write… So when I woke up to the internet coming and going because of the lovely weather I was not to impressed. Any who!

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Here is how the award works:
1. You thank the person who presented you with the award.
2. You tell 7 things about yourself.
3. You award 15 other newly discovered bloggers.

I Have two very lovely ladies to thank for this award Cat and Sarah you both give me strength from your words and your journey I continue to enjoy getting to know you and I gain inspiration from both of you daily.

7 things about me....
  1. I talk in my sleep and Rascal #1 has started to talk in his as well. Sugar Balls will often try to keep me talking if he catches me sleep talking. He can only keep it going for so long before I start to wake up and yell at him for waking me up. I mean really I’m a Mom of a 27 month old and a 4 month old, let a girl sleep when she can.
  2. I’m allergic to cats but LOVE them.
  3. My very best cat Two Eye (yes her name was Two eye, simple reason really you see my In laws have a cat with One Eye who is named One Eye. It only made sense) She passed in January she enjoyed 17 years and was very loved.
  4. We recently took in a very, very, incredibly LARGE cat named Jug Head, we have no idea how old he is, but we like him and he seems to tolerate us. You know how cats can be with the superiority complex and all.
  5. I don’t just love but I LOVE the color pink. I have this wonderfully amazing pink jumpsuit that SB calls a pink nightmare (taken from a Christmas Story… You know the movie “you’ll shoot your eye out”)
  6. Up until I turned 23 I never, ever wanted children. I thought the idea of a little person growing inside of me would be something straight out of a science fiction movie… I still kinda do… With that said I love being a mom. I love seeing these little people that SB and I created and seeing how they grow and learn and see things. It really is like seeing and doing everything for a second time only this time it is even better than when I first experienced it.
  7. I plan on having one more baby once I’m at a healthier weight, I would love, love, love to have a girl. I will also love another little boy, he will just have to learn to love to pink  and dress because I need to be able to buy some tutus and I just don’t think they would look right me.
So I really could easily give this award to 30+ ladies or inspire me daily but is is 5 and all my boys are starting to wake from their naps… so here goes with my Fab 3!

 Amy makes me laugh and I find myself excited to see when she blogs, so please if you haven’t already you need to check her out.

Lap Band Gal is a huge inspiration and provides really good advice and insight. She was the very 1st blog I found and her blog helped me make up my mind about having Lap-Band

Ronnie there is just something about Ronnie that makes me want to be her friend. It may be the beautiful profile picture that makes her look like such an easy going person or how she doesn’t hold back her feelings/thoughts when she posts. I can tell that Ronnie is determined and I just feel like I know her…. not in a creepy stalker kinda way

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thrilling First Fill

So I just had my very 1st fill. It was magical. Magical. I felt zero pain and am filled with this new hope and energy... I've never been high but I'm gonna go ahead and say that I'm on a Lap Band high, filled with excitement and hope. I did end up gaining back one of my lost pounds and was at 259 today for a total loss of 16 pounds. I'm very happy with the loss and so was my Nurse. I was so excited to discover that blogger had an app for my Ipad because I had to blog this news before getting home. I hope everyone is having a great hump day.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jug Head


We recently adopted this little guy. We lovingly call him Jug Head. He is very intrigued with Lap Band and wonders when a Vet will figure out how to help cats like him.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stage Name

Good Saturday Afternoon Ladies!

I'm so happy to report that I've started to make some blogger friends.

With that said I need to come clean. Lucy Luck is my stage name. Yes I know it is hard to believe that someone wasn't born with the name Lucy Luck, I mean it sounds so natural and all. I'm not as original as Drazil over at Drazil and Sheniqua I simply frozen when it came time to name my blog and myself and therefore copied from my Old Navy Tee titled "Lucky Lucy's Lemonade".

You see I'm from Maine and if you look at a map you will see that the state of Maine is small, well it is even smaller when you live here. I'm still in the closet so to speak about my Lab Band so have avoided pictures and well my real name from being put on this blog.

However I do use My Fitness Pal and other social media sites under my legal name so for those of you that want to become friends on MFP or what not please let me know and please don't be surprised by the name change.

I can't wait to continue learning from and growing with the help of you ladies... and by growing I mean mental growth not the physical kind :-)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Surgery To Do List… Better late than never

It seems I haven’t been a very informative blogger for those who may be doing research. I gained lots of info from others blogs and still do so I want to make sure I give back to the Lap Band community. Below I will list the steps I had to take in order to  have Lap Band Surgery. Let me tell you I have lost 17 pounds to date and would do it all over, and over again.
  1. Attend a seminar. The seminar was hosted by one of the surgeons from my doctors office and information about Lap Band, Gastric Bypass, and a new practice the gastric bypass sleeve. My husband who was very nervous about the entire thing went with me for support and also so he too would be informed. I was not only person with a loved one there for support and I highly recommend bringing someone with you. There was a group of 3 friends there together all wanting to improve their life, I thought that was neat.
  2. I had to obtain a referral from my PCP, this was quick and easy.
  3. Next came my surgery consultation with my surgeon and his nurse. My BMI was given to me than and they did say I qualified for Lap Band.
  4. My Surgeon’s office had a list of assignments for me to complete
    1. Meet with their Dietitian 3 times
    2. Attend 3 support group meetings
    3. Have a psych evaluation (I had visions of  ink blots shaped like burgers and sundaes, it was nothing like they that)
    4. Meet with their trainer 2 times before surgery and once after
    5. No smoking (I do not smoke so this was easy, but they did do test to check on those that do smoke and make sure they hadn’t)
    6. Could not gain more than 5 pounds from initial visit until surgery
  5. I was lucky and my insurance Anthem BC/BS did not require a 6 month monitored diet… they based approval on my weight, medical history, and PCP/Surgeons recommendation.
  6. A week prior to the surgery blood work was taken and checked
  7. I did not have to do a pre-op diet, I only had to eat light the day before surgery.

Friday, October 14, 2011

My 1st Attempt at BYOC

1. What’s your most favorite noise and your least favorite noise?

Most fave> the sound of my little ones sucking on their pacifier and or hands and fingers as they sleep. Also the sounds of the ocean

Least fave > Teeth scrapping a fork

2. If you were a character in the movie Grease – who would you be?

I took a quiz it sad I was Frenchy… As a girl I always wanted to be Sandy

3. What was the name of your best friend in elementary school? Are you still friends?

Michael we no longer keep in touch

4. Who is your current celebrity crush?

Deborah Ann Woll who plays Jessica on True Blood is my girl crush I would love to look like her, she rocks beautiful red hair and is consider a curvier girl by Hollywood standards

5. Repeat question: How was your week in real life and in blog land?
In blog land I was been slacking. With weight loss I didn’t lose and I didn’t gain… not sure how I feel about that.
I had a wonderful week with my husband and boys but am still struggling with the loss of my Mother. It still all feels very raw and hard for me. I have had a dream every night this week with her in it and in all of them I know she is sick and have to experience losing her all over again just in different ways. I really do hope time heals all.

A little about ME

I took this from some of the other ladies, feel free to take it from me!

A. Age - 27

B. Bed size – King…but my 2 year old makes it feel a lot smaller

C. Chore you dislike –Washing the floors

D. Dogs – Love them but waiting until the boys are bigger before we get one

E. Essential start to your day - Pee

F. Favorite color – Pink

G. Gold or silver – Silver, gold looks awful on me

H. Height - 5'3’’

I. Instruments you play(ed) – Trumpet for a week in 6th grade

J. Job title – Domestic Engineer… I believe that is the new PC term for stay at home mom

K. Kids – Two wonderful boys 27 months and 4 months

L. Live - Maine

M. Mom's name -Shawna

N. Nicknames – Princess (I gave it to myself, my husband doesn’t call me it nearly enough but I’m training my 2 year old)

O. Overnight hospital stays – C-section with both sons and Lap Band due to my driving distance

P. Pet peeves – People who need to come to a dead stop to make a turn, People who smack their food while eating, people who stay in the passing lane at a slow speed, people who talk on their cell phone and don’t pay attention to lights… so basically bad drivers

Q.Quote from a movie – My husband would get a kick out of this because I always, always mess up quotes when I try to say them… So I’m not even gonna try.

R. Righty or Lefty - Righty

S. Siblings – Sadly I have no biological siblings but I do have an uncle who I consider and look up to as a brother. I also have a sister in law who I really do consider a sister. When my sister in law and I are out together people always think we really are sisters. I guess our husbands have the same taste in ladies… chunky, busty, blondes.

T. Time you wake up – last night I was up at 12, 3, and 5. On a really good night my little one will sleep until 5 or 6ish.

U. Underwear – Cotton, I hope to sexy up my underwear when I lose weight

V. Vegetables you don't like - mushrooms

W. What makes you run late – getting the boys ready and when I say boys that includes my husband

X. X-rays you've had – Teeth… I look at sugar and get a cavity.

Y. Yummy food you make – I’m a pretty good cook and baker hence my weight problem… I make lots of yummy stuff… I’m not a vegetarian but I have a wonderful recipe for vegetarian meatless balls

Z. Zoo animal favorites- Elephants, giraffes, monkeys… I love all animals

Friday, October 7, 2011


I'm happy to report that I lost 2.9 lbs this week.
I really didn't think this would happen and I really don't think that I earned it.

I have been slipping back to my old ways and since I have yet to have a fill I'm finding myself hungry more and eating more.

I can’t help but wonder how much better I could have done. I can't wait until my first fill.

I’m going on a girl’s weekend leaving today and headed to NH with my Best girlfriend. I always get so excited about girl trips and then get really sick to my stomach and homesick before leaving my husband and babies. The weather should be beautiful here in Maine and in NH so I’m hoping that my husband as well as I will each have good weekends. I also hope to get lots of tax free goodies for Christmas!
Since September 8th I have lost 16.7 lbs and I'm VERY happy with that.