I cannot believe that I am only 100 days from my bandiversary. If this had been one of my many fad diets, I would given into my frustrations with plateaus and feelings of deprivation months ago! Instead, it seems like I have just begun my journey. I cannot even imagine where this new life will lead me.
I have been through so many periods of waiting, just trying to find the right fill levels. A couple times I was sure the band wasn't going to work for me. I don't enter weightloss challenges because I found that it would only heighten my frustrations when I didn't seem to lose as much as others. Everyone has to find what works for themselves. For me that meant no pressure, no timetables. Instead I weight myself each morning, each new low is recorded. Increases are not recorded unless it lasts more than a week.
I refuse to eat "diet foods". I try to make healthy choices, but I usually eat what everyone else has, within my own portion allowances. I have learned so much since being banded. Learned that occasional slips happen but if I forgive myself and continue on it rarely makes a difference. I also learned the consequences of eating too much or too quickly.
My dream today would be to reach by goal weight by my bandiversary. However, if I don't, I no longer doubt that it WILL happen. I just need to be patient.
NSV: A coworker asked me this morning if my husband was going to go out and buy some weights to keep me from blowing away because I am losing so much weight. LOL