Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bandster Hell, Stagnant Weight, and a Light at the End of the Tunnel

The title says it all.  The last two weeks have not been fun.  I have mostly felt like I don't even have a band on, but I have gotten two reminders that, oh yes, I do have something wrapped around part of my tummy.  I've had food get stuck twice: once at home, where it wasn't so painful--and once at a restaurant, where it was painful and awkward for at least 5 minutes before the food finally went down.  It's frustrating because my hunger has definitely INCREASED since surgery and so my mouth is not as careful to chew well, but also when you are distracted by two little ones, you're REALLY not thinking "Is the bite I just put in my mouth small enough, and did I masticate it 33 times??"  *eyeroll*  So I learned the hard way.

I've been stuck at the same weight for the past two weeks.  I guess that's okay, but my doc probably won't think so on Tuesday.   I go for HOPEFULLY my first fill.  I say "hopefully" because I have gotten the impression that I might not get one just yet.  I can't imagine that though, because I am going in a week after everyone else (scheduling conflct for me).  Anyway, if I feel the same restriction I did that first week after surgery, I am in like Flynn.  No problemo.  It's funny how even though I am not restricted currently, I am still not eating nearly what I ate before surgery.  I could easily put away 2000-3000 cals before.  Now it's about 1500-1800, max.  We went to Bobby J's for a burger this week and I could only eat half of it and only half my fries.  Compared to what I used to be able to eat, that's pretty awesome, so I know I am well on my way.

The other thing that has changed is, we joined Lifetime Fitness.  I am really excited about this. The girls enjoy the childcare center and Matt and I have two hours without them to pretty much do whatever we want!  It's fabulous. I am going to work with Carlos as my personal trainer for 6 weeks to get a jump start on my new routine. 

So that's what is going on right now.  I'm sorry I haven't had a whole lot to say lately.  I will definitely write about my doc's appt on Tuesday, though!


  1. Yuck for being stuck! My mom has that happen to her ALL The time. It's not pretty!

    Have you tried Papaya enzymes? It's supposed to help break the food down!

  2. I feel you! I am in the SAME boat except I have 5cc's!! Hang in there!!