I weighed in at 193.6 (87.8 kg.) today which is a loss of 1.6 lbs. (.7 kg.) since my last weigh in. Altogether I am down 86.4 lbs. (39.2 kg.). Yesterday was my eight month bandiversary.
I've only lost 20 lbs. (9 kg.) since July. The losses are much slower now, but still steady. I am losing about 6 lbs. (2.7 kg.) a month. I should hit my goal of 100 lbs. (45.4 kg.) down by the end of the year. I will be 10.5 months post-op then.
I'm perfectly happy with my rate of loss. I think I look fine now and if I never lost another pound, I'd be okay with it. I do look forward to achieving my goal and eventually I want to lose another 17 lbs. (7.7 kg.) from there to bring me to a normal BMI, but I'm not going to kill myself to get there.
As I've said before, I am not doing anything special to lose weight. I am eating the way my band tells me to eat. I try to eat when I'm hungry and the band tells me when to stop. I try to eat healthy food most of the time, but I also eat junk food. I subscribe to an all things in moderation philosophy.
I picked up some omeprazole magnesium acid reducer this morning after reading Band Groupie's blog from yesterday. I can't describe how the acid feels. I just feel a little yucky all the time. A few times a day, I burp and a bit of acid comes up into my mouth. I also can't sleep on my left side because I gurgle too much on that side. Tums help for a couple hours. It isn't bad heartburn like I sometimes had before my hiatal hernia repair, but it is annoying.
I wanted to share a picture I took recently. It is the road on the way to my office by the University of Oregon. I love love love it when we have beautiful, sunny days and the leaves are changing. Pretty soon it will start raining and it won't stop for months. So these last few beautiful days are precious!