Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thank you everyone!

Yesterday, I was as discouraged  as I have ever been in this journey.  I poured out my heart in my post and all of your words of encouragement were very uplifting.  I am trying very hard to baby this new fill.  While my doctor has never given any specific post fill requirements, I am going to go very VERY slow starting today.  This morning was my smaller than usual cup of Jo, followed by a protein shake.  Lunch will be the same.  Tonight I will try a mushie.  I will eat supper earlier than usual to give as much time as possible before bed.  I have Tums and Nexium handy and will use at the first sign of reflux.  So far all I feel is pleasant restriction, ahhhhhh!

Several bloggers suggested revision to the Sleeve and believe me, if it were possible I would have done so already.  Unfortunately, I have lost enough weight with the band that I no longer qualify for WLS with my insurance company.  Since I am now retired, the finances are not there for self-pay.  Sooooo, it is what it is.  Whatever I can get out of my band is all there will be.

Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!  My Hubby has been very supportive of my weightloss efforts, but he has not been banded and I get that look from him occasionally that says maybe I should give up on fills/unfills and just do it the "his" way.  He has so much willpower!

HYDRATION: 20 oz so far

HEALTHY EATING/CALORIES: My goal is <1000 calories & at least one fruit per day.

Breakfast: Isopure Alpine Punch drink

Snack: PrescriptFit Chocolate protein shake, w 1t peanut butter




FITNESS: My goal is at least 3x week strength training, one hour of physical activity per day

Swimming laps, 1 hour.

MY TIME: My goal is at least an hour a day of alone/my time.  Spent planning a Vegas trip with my wonderful hubby

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dee! I am so glad to see that you are back to blogging! And thank you for re-following me!!

    I know how you feel about not wanting to blog when you are not doing that great. I too have this problem. But I do blog, however, most of my blogs lately are just about my life....unless I am having a particular problem with the band.

    As for a revision to the Sleeve, perhaps it could be worked out that it is a medical necessity for you, since you are always having problems with your acid reflux, etc. Just something to consider.

    I too now wish that I had the Sleeve, instead of the Band. I just wish that it had been an option for me when I had my Surgery!!


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