So I am getting better since my band relocation surgery two weeks ago, but the recovery is pretty slow-going. Basically I am fine, so long as I don't try to eat anything. In the morning I may or may not be able to drink a bit of coffee, depending on how the day is going. By mid-day, it is possible I will be able to eat some soup (Monday I ate a bowl of soup, yesterday maybe 10 bites). I can drink most anything during the day (coffee, water, etc.). Evening I've decided to stick to liquids (hot chocolate mostly) after a few disastrous attempts with soup. Although it never happened to me personally, I can recall other Bandsters talking about only being able to eat during the day and not in the morning or evening.
I am not trying to lose weight. I was perfectly happy at 170 lbs. (77 kg.). I don't really know how much I weigh because I've stopped weighing myself. I was getting a little funny in my head about it and I decided I wouldn't get on the scale for a while. When I was very dehydrated after surgery, I dropped about 14 lbs. and I was weighing every night before bed and every morning when I got up. As I started to be able to drink more, the nighttime number crept up and it bothered me. I need to be more concerned about health than my weight right now.
I also tend to make less than great choices when I have few options available. I just want things to be the way they were before I had my band "fixed". Things were nearly perfect then. The band kept my serving sizes low and I made good food choices. We worked together, but now things are not working very well at all.