Monday, July 23, 2012

Fill Me Up...Buttercup...I mean...Dr. Friedman

This morning I received the ever so gentle poke and fill from Dr. Friedman.  He said nothing about my weight gain, asked me the normal questions on his checklist, and asked if I had noticed a difference in the way my clothes were fitting.  I answered honestly to all questions, because lying to your doctor will get you nowhere.

I didn't demand a big fill.  I didn't even ask how much he was putting in.  I probed him (that sounded dirty) with questions about the sleeve, bypass, lapband, etc.

I was a good girl and followed the rules for liquids today. I had some soup for breakfast (after the fill), protein shake for lunch, yogurt for mid afternoon snack (mmmkay....not really a liquid), and soup for dinner with a few fritos tossed in. 

I am sitting here in bed, getting ready for the real test. 

I am hoping there is no acid reflux tonight, which would likely mean I am too restricted.  We shall see.

I am feeling one often feels after a fill.  I am going to set a goal tomorrow, just like the good old days.  I am NOT tracking or recording my calories at this time.  I didn't do it during my weight loss phase (very little) and am going to rely on actual hunger to tell me eat, try to make a majority of positive and healthy choices, stay away from candy and cookies on a more consistent basis, increase my water intake, decrease my soda and beer intake, and keep working out.  That's my plan. 

I will leave you with a few pictures from the weekend.  My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, so we went up and surprised them by being there for their party. 

The family.

My brother.

My love

My sister and my niece.


  1. Hope you have a night filled with pleasant dreams and no reflux! :)

  2. Crossing my fingers that there was no reflux last night!

  3. I've got my fingers crossed about the reflux as well. Pesky little nuisance that it can be. The party looks fabulous! Hope you had an excellent time.

  4. Hoping this fill works well for you and gets you some of your early motivation back. xx

  5. Hope you got a good fill! Congrats to your folks! 50 years is way impressive! They don't look like they're old enough to be married 50 years! I miss you! *M*

  6. I hope this does the trick-- I am glad you went in... and keep that hope alive!!

  7. I can't wait to hear about those goals.

    Any reflux?

  8. I just found your are one funny woman. I am almost 2 years into my bad, and struggling with my weight. I was always going down...until over a few month period I got to they point where I could hardly eat anything...of course I could eat Peanut Buttter M&Ms. I went in, and they ofund out my band was sideways...they took all fluid out of band, waited 2 months and it righted on slow raod to recovery, but can eat like a freakin' horse...Over 4 months, I'm ~25lb up WTF! I'm going in tomorrow to see the Dr. for another fill, I hope this is the money poke, cause I am makin' some pretty shocking choices these days...I've posted as Anonymous, cause I don't even remember my credentials to's been that long...I need to get myself sorted and back into the game.