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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Family and questions about the band

I'm in South Carolina visiting the folks over the long weekend. This is the first time they've seen me since I've been banded, and there have been lots of questions. They wanted to see scars, asked about the port, how the band works, etc.

The only thing I wish is that this second fill had given me a bit more restriction. I can still eat a regular-person sized meal, but that's okay. The good thing that came of this last fill is that I am not STARVING about 2-3 hours after having eaten. I don't know what that was all about because I never got like that before the band. So the fact that that feeling is gone is a definite plus. I am thinking I may try to go in one week sooner than the one-month appointment I made just to get it going a bit sooner.

The other issue with being out of town is trying hard to eat right. We certainly haven't exercised like we thought we would (walked about 2 1/2 miles the first day... then nothing), but it's been nice to visit. And even if I gain a teeny bit while I'm here, I won't stress it like I used to. I will get back to my schedule when I get back home and will be back on the way down again.

It IS nice that my mom has noticed the stomach has gone down. :)


  1. It's great that you aren't feeling hungry soon after eating. You are doing great and it's nice to hear your Mom noticed. That's a great feeling! :)

  2. Yeah, she noticed, but some wine and moviehouse popcorn noticed me too and I gained three pounds. Ugh... Time to get back into the groove. ;)