I decided to weigh in a day early this week. You might recall that last week’s weigh in wasn’t good. This was due to hormones and not because I’d done anything wrong, but it still left me feeling really discouraged. I know this is how my body loses weight. If I eat well and exercise, I can count on losses three weeks a month, but on that fourth week, I’m going to gain. I may just skip that weigh-in altogether because it sure does a number on my head. But I digress. I weighed in a day early because I have my first fill this afternoon and I didn’t want to get on a strange scale at the doctor’s office and go off in a cycle of despair if I didn’t like what I saw. I know that we weigh differently on different scales and throughout the day so now I’ll have my “real” weight from my morning weigh-in. I was down three pounds from my weigh in two weeks ago (3.8 from last week, but that doesn’t count since I’d already lost that .8 lbs.). Altogether I am down 27.2 lbs. (12.4 Kg).
I am right on the cusp of some major accomplishments. I am .8 lbs from hitting 10%. I am 2.8 lbs. from 30 lbs. lost. I am also 2.8 lbs. away from being SMALLER THAN MY FELLA.
I have also broken through a weight-loss barrier. In the last seven years (the time that I’ve really had to struggle for weight loss a.k.a. my 30’s), I have lost 25 lbs. on two occasions. The last time it took me six months to lose that much. Of course I gained that weight back both times, but I guess I knew I could lose 25 lbs. if I really, really worked at it. With my lap band, I’ve lost 27.2 lbs. in just under seven weeks. I have been working at it, but so has my band. I am completely confident that THIS IS GOING TO WORK FOR ME! Please remind me that I said that when I hit a plateau.
So onto Fill #1. I am going to see Dr. Kelly Fitzpatrick, a naturopathic physician who has an office in Portland and an office in Eugene. I hope this fill will accomplish one thing. I have been getting hungry about every two hours. I usually eat breakfast at 10:00 AM and lunch around noon. Between 2:00 and 3:00, I am hungry AGAIN. I have been drinking my protein drinks or having a piece of fruit, but it is frustrating to be hungry so often. Yesterday I had a really high calorie lunch – a three cheese bagel sandwich. I ate half of it and was quite full (B.B. (before band) I would have eaten the whole thing PLUS a bag of chips). I figured the calorie content for half at 320. At 2:00 my stomach was rumbling away so I ate ¼ more of the sandwich. This wasn’t part of my plan for the day.
I am planning to write more this afternoon. I was given a couple of awards and I want to report on my fill. Talk to you then!