First fill went well and was much easier than I thought it would be. A numbing prick, then the fill needle, where he removed what was in the band, (2cc that I never knew was there in the first place) and added 1.5 cc giving me a total of 3.5cc. So, we will see how this works for me. My next fill appointment isn’t until March 10, six weeks away so you know what that means? It means I am going to have to be very diligent and controlled if I am to lose some weight by my next appointment. The good news is, I did not gain any weight since surgery and am still at 250. I am really happy about that, because I thought I for sure gained a few pounds. (can't believe I just said I am happy about being 250!)
What is amazing is how easily I have fallen back into my old eating habits. My portion sizes have changed and are smaller, but I still eat the same stuff. I cook with EVOO and butter, still use ½ and ½ in my coffee, tarter sauce on my fish and ranch dressing on my salad. (and those are only a few of my bad habits) They are all high fat foods and all wrong. It is amazing my weight stayed the same.
So, it is time to strategize and get busy. And change what I am eating. It’s time to concentrate and make weight loss my priority. I didn’t have surgery or a contraption implanted in me to stay the same!
My goal for my next appointment is to be at least at 240. 10 lbs in 6 weeks is doable don’t you think? Actually, my next goal is 238 which is a 10% weight loss. So that is what I will strive for.