2010 Well Underway and things are.... slow... weightloss wise

Friday, January 22, 2010

I've been struggling with the fill/no fill issue and my lapband. I was under the impression that I had to get an unfill, as I had not lost any significant weight over last few months. I have maintained or lost a teensy tiny bit but no large losses.

So, a week ago last Thursday I went to see my surgeon. I felt I needed an unfill, as I had been having some issues with getting non-mushy foods down. He said he felt that I actually needed a fill. BUT that he wanted me to "see and feel this for myself". His recommendation was that I was eating too fast (yup!) and taking too-big-of-bites (also Yup!) Anway, he did give me a slight unfill.

Well it was pretty rapidly apparent that the surgeon was right! Boy, I went from restricted, to almost zero restriction. Uggh. Could eat bread for first time since surgery (9 months ago).... among other things I won't mention :0).

So I quickly went back at the first available appointment (Tuesday of this past week) and the nurse practitioner put back what surgeon took out, plus another .25 cc. I have been on liquids and today mushies and so far, so good. My appetite has decreased, and I do feel the band tightness. Key to remember is EAT SLOW and take TINY bites!

The good news, is that for the first time in my life, I have entered and (almost) left the month of January, and I have not embarked on a "diet" only to fall of the wagon days later and then feel self-hatred and guilt and despair.

I love my lapband. Even with the slowed weight loss -- I love it!

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    You hit the nail on the slow and take tiny bites and one more thing...chew, chew, chew. You will find if you do these things now that you have some restriction the weight should start coming off a little faster. If you can lose an average of 1-2 pounds per week then you will be right on track.

    Keep up the good work
    4063 days ago
    Hang in there, and stay on the positive track!!!

    4063 days ago
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