I had my second fill today - 1 cc to give me a total of 2.7 cc's. Everything went really well. I'm hoping for some good restriction. It would be nice to not have to do all the work myself.
So far so good - I had some thin soup and I feel stuffed. I have that weird neck/shoulder pain that I get if I eat too fast or eat too much and all I've had is soup.
I've also been thinking about my less-than-stellar weigh in this week. I wrote on Wednesday that I had only lost one pound (.45 Kg.) which brings my grand total to 35.8 lbs. (16.24 Kg.) since 2/12/10. I had been losing 3-4 lbs. (1.36 - 1.81 Kg.) per week three weeks of the month (I skip one week - my bye week) so a one pound loss was kind of discouraging.
I've been overweight for seven years and during that time weight loss has been sooooo difficult. The last time I went on a "diet" I lost 25 lbs. in six months. Now some would look at that and say that it shouldn't matter how long it takes, a loss is a loss. But for me when I was in that space, it was almost painful to lose so slowly. And because the losses were so small, any extra calories - from a meal out, a birthday party, whatever - would set me back a whole week without a loss.
I always had times where I would diet and not lose any weight at all - for no reason that I could figure out. All those years of frustration were so horrible. I had a serious aversion to even talking about trying to lose weight. So that one lb. sort of triggers that desperation and frustration.
Since getting the lap band, my weight loss has been pretty good and fast (other than the bye week). I realize now that my prior efforts failed because I was just eating too much. On Weight Watchers I was told to eat about 1,800 calories a day. Now I try to eat 1,200 - 1,300 calories a day. I hope this fill will allow me to drop that amount down, especially if my weigh loss is slowing down. So I'd like to fast forward through the week and get to my next weigh in.
Have a great weekend! They are calling for nice weather here in the Pac NW. Good thing because my daughter has soccer games all weekend.