Saturday, August 28, 2010

Definitely time for a fill.

I got a letter from my fill doctor's office (I won't call him my surgeon since I had my surgery in MX) that said my appointment for the end of September had been cancelled because he's going to be out of the office. Kind of a good thing, though, because I need to try and move it up if I can.

I don't feel like I have any restriction until dinnertime. Is that weird or what? I am starving ALL DAY. But when it comes to dinner, I can eat a small portion and be full. But the rest of the day, I am constantly thinking about food. Like at 9:30ish this morning I had a Greek yogurt and a Fiber One bar... and I'm still hungry. Last week I had one cup of grapes for a snack in between meals. I was still hungry so I got another cup of grapes. And I was still hungry after that. Granted, grapes are mostly water, but still. And I am counting calories like it's nobody's business.

If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times.... but seriously, I don't dig the calorie counting. Yes, it's good educationally to teach me what I'm putting into my body, but no, it's not something I want to do forever. The band is supposed to restrict my food intake so I don't always have to be counting--only making sure I get the right things in. Right? Isn't that the point of the band? So first thing Monday morning, I am making an appointment. I have a fear of being too tight and it leading to a slip. Everyone's heard horror stories. I'm especially fearful since I got my banding done out of the country and without insurance. We have insurance now (thank the Lord), but I don't want to think about the mess I'd be in physically and financially if something happened. I don't want to be too aggressive with fills, and I think my surgeon is naturally a little apprehensive about overdoing it since he didn't perform my surgery. But I'm sure I need one. I am praying for the best.

In other news, I freaking lost ten pounds this month. I'll take it! On my way to November's goal!


  1. I have been down the too tight road, it is no fun. I am almost a year banded now and I am still tracking now and then to stay on track. You won't have to do it forever. The band will help you from regaining.

  2. Wow 10 lbs that is awesome.. Way to go..

  3. 10 lbs is great! I finally went in for a fill a couple of days ago, the last one was about 2 1/2 months ago and although I've needed one for a while I was worried about being too tight. I got a small fill and it may just be what I needed to get me back to that ideal spot.

    Hope you get that earlier appointment.

  4. Thanks, y'all! :)

    Bianca, I think I am in the same boat you were. I had a fill at the beginning of July, and I think it's time for another. Just being cautious. But I am definitely calling Monday! I think. Haha. I go back and forth because I AM losing, I just feel like it's more because I'm counting and less because of restriction.



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