I am going in for a fill on Monday.
Do you think I can lose 10 pounds over the weekend?
I hate the thought of going in for a fill when I am up on the scale. BUT...I figured I can't be a hypocrite and tell ya'll to use your tool and don't be afraid of what your doctor will think if you havent lost...
and then be afraid of what my doctor will think because I have gained and am not using my tool.
And now, while the 10ish (fine...possibly 14ish) pounds I am up are not all due to the fact that my restriction is lacking...it has now gotten to the point that when I am sitting down to eat a meal, my portions are rather large. Much larger than what a bandster is supposed to eat with proper restriction...very much like a normal person. Heather and I can eat about the same portion size for meals (almost). And don't let that girl fool you, she can put away some food.
So I go to the doctors on Monday. It's been awhile since I have been able to put my arms around Dr. Friedman anyways...so it won't all be bad.
For my new bandsters, or my present bandsters, who may be asking...How do you know you need a fill? This is how I know.
1. My portion size at dinner has increased. I can eat firsts AND seconds. A normal meal may include pasta and veggies, and I am probably eating 2 cups or so of pasta and almost 2 cups of veggies.
2. Even with these increased portion sizes, I am physically hungry within approximately 2 hours. Even if that meal includes heavy protein.
3. I can eat a hamburger, bun and all (we are talking about a junior cheeseburger or the likes), in the car...in under 5 minutes.
4. I am physically hungry a lot!
I do not use how much I am snacking or how much I want to eat as a gauge. I think about eating all the time, that doesn't mean I am hungry. I snack whether I am hungry or not. My band doesn't really help me with that...and I try not to use "I hardly get stuck" as a gauge either...bc I could make myself get stuck in less than 60 seconds if I tried.
I am not asking or requesting a huge fill. I am going to let Dr. Friedman be the judge. The last 2 fills I have had, I ended up being too tight and had to go back in for an unfill (and to be fair, I begged for a big fill...). So I am just hoping that a minor fill will help with some of the battle.