Tuesday, December 6, 2011

19 mo. out from surgery, how far can I push my band?

I am not a good Blogger but each time I come back and read your Blogs I am inspired again.  I just got a new droid phone and hope to stay in touch more often.  So many for you are doing so well with your wt loss I am jealous.
My delima, I wish I could just ignore how much I have in my band but I cant.  I am at 10.5cc in my 11cc realize band.  No wt loss in months.  I have some PBs that are totally my fault but most of the time I can eat anything, all meat, bread, pizza, pasta. And that is regular bit sizes not tinny ones.  My portions are smaller and I follow the rules most of the time.  I drink 60 to 70 oz. of water a day, very little actual exercise, I stay busy and active on the week ends.  I know I can do more but...............I want to push my band a little more.  I want to not be able to eat bread and pizza. I want to have to slow down eating and take small bites.  I all so know its about hunger control. I do get hungry about ever2 1/2 hours to 3 and that's not bad.  It is all different on each day.
I have a appointment Friday for a fill, what to do.  


Lap Band Gal said...

Thanks for the update.

In my opinion, the band is not about stopping you from eating certain foods. It's about keeping you not hungry for longer.

But Reeger will fill your band up...she's cool like that :)

Darlin1 said...

Hi Christine...I'm almost exactly where you are fill, time and loss wise. It will be interesting to see how a fill works for you. Keep me posted!

Jacquie said...

Maybe you should have them take all the fluid out to check if you really have 10.5. There can be some evaporation or possibly a leak.

My suggestion to you is to just stop eating bread and pasta. I know it sounds easy but the band is just a tool. You have to do most of the work and if bread and pasta is a problem red-light food, which it is for most of us, I would just stop eating it.

I'm sure once you see your doc, he will get you back on track! Good luck!

Amanda Kiska said...

Hmmmmm...I too can eat all foods. I actually prefer it that way. My band keeps the quantities small, but it doesn't prevent me from eating the things I want.

Jen from Oregon said...

How did it go today?

Sheila said...

I have no idea about band stuff (I have the VSG) but I was curious if you got the fill or not? I hope you do continue to blog and stay in touch!