Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Adjustment #2

Well, it's been almost 2 weeks since my first fill... so I think it's about time for another. But really. I was doing great at first, eating little portions out of my little bowls and feeling satisfied. Then I went to Vegas for a few days... and realized my band wasn't doing any of the work. I guess it shows that I have good self-control when I think I need to. However, as soon as I noticed my band wasn't going to stop me from eating however much I wanted to in Vegas, I ate as much as I wanted. Mind you, I have gotten used to eating less, so I didn't go way off the deep end. I was still sharing meals with James. It was just a lot more food than I should have been able to eat with a good adjustment I think. Also, I gained 2 pounds. Blecchhh.

I had my 2nd adjustment scheduled for late May, but I called yesterday and made an appointment for tomorrow. I figure with all the money and time that I've spent on this band, I'm going to get all the adjustments I need. (My adjustments are free for the first year with the program fee I paid to my surgeon.)

That's pretty much it for now. Hope everyone is well!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fill 'er Up!

I guess my fill went pretty well. It was a different experience. Kind of fun though because the surgeon was demonstrating the process for the nutritionist. There was a lot of port prodding going on. I got 1.5 cc's added, so I'm at 2.5cc's. It sounded low compared to what a lot of people get, but the surgeon said that it is different for everybody depending on individual anatomy, which makes sense. Maybe I have thick stomach walls. Anyway, I'm glad I got it done finally. I've been on liquids and puree the last couple days. The scale finally budged! I was stuck around 230 for so long and today I'm at about 227. Woohoo! 

I ate some scrambled eggs this morning. I made two and probably ate only one. I was trying to be careful and also I was typing an email to my brother in Iraq, so I was kind of distracted too. I didn't have any problems with the eggs, so that's good, because I love them!

Buuuut, that was a few hours ago and I'm hungry now, so I think I'm gonna have some refried beans! YUM! I eat these cheap Stater Bros. store brand fat free refried beans. They are amazing! They have good texture and come spiced with chili powder and garlic (probably to cover up the fat-free-ness and it works)!

Hope everybody has a great weekend!