Monday, May 24, 2010

Weigh in Day 4 and Support Group Meeting

Pre-pre op diet: 265
Starting weight: 261
Today's Weight: 244
Total loss = 21# or
17# in 22 days since banding

I'm feeling much better. Too much was going on in my little world. Too many jobs to do for the kids, missing my husband, being hungry, not able to binge eat, changing eating habits, feeling disappointed after my 2 week follow-up, feeling lonely, and my hip pain coming back with a vengeance. I spent the weekend in bed. I rested and I got to web chat with Husband for about 30 minutes. I got my calendar together and organized. I feel like I can face the world again. I don't do well with disorganization.

I went to the local Lap band support group tonight and got a chance to talk to my bariatric nurse. I brought up the 2 week mush versus the 4 weeks she told me. She said two weeks is right thing. I asked her about hunger. I explained that I'm following the rules, but I am constantly hungry. She told me that meant it was time for me to go on normal diet. Glory be, no more mush for me! I can't tell you how much of a boost that gave me. I had been dreading the next three weeks...

I'm still super busy and have way too much to fit in, but my outlook is better. I'm doing ok.


  1. Good news!Glad you're holding up okay. This is one of the tough bits when you feel like you could eat the cow before they made it into hamburger meat!...or cheeseburger meat in your case.

    You've just gotta go through the process of getting the fills to the point where your appetite is under're doing great though...21lb already is brilliant! xx

  2. This is definately a learning process. Keep in contact with your doc office if you too hungry you should call them!

  3. I think I like that nurse! Very sensible. I agree with her advice - you need some real food!

  4. I am so happy to see you up and posting and feeling better...I've been worried about you...keep reaching don't have to do this alone.