Monday, April 2, 2012

Ok people...there are some benefits to being on the tight side of band living

I have been struggling for the last few weeks with the thought that I am a little too tight.

Not "stuck" if I eat anything kind of tight---just super full by eating 1/2 cup of food.  (I have either 5.3or 5.5 cc in my 10 cc band.)  Sometimes I can't even eat my 1.5 oz of lean protein and 2 green beans.  This is what I am talking about.  I thought our goal was to eat 1/2 to 3/4 cup of food at a meal.  Do I have this mixed up??? 

Here's the good news:  I have reached a new low on the scale.....149.4.  Total of 56 lbs. GONE!!  9.4 more to go to maintenance.

Here's the bad news:  I know that some days I am way under my calorie intake goal.  I either need to eat ice cream (not nutritionally sound) or something easy to get down before bed and just hope I don't go into starvation mode.  (Who knew this would be a "problem?")  I know I need to get better nutrition in and not just try and force some calories in.

I have an appointment scheduled for the 24th and tried to call today in hopes someone had cancelled.  Dr. is going on vacation all of next week sooooooo oh well.  At least I am not in pain so I can handle the tightness a bit longer.


  1. I always keep a couple ready to drink protein shakes in the fridge for times like this, that way you're getting your calories and protein in.
    Congrats on the loss but take care of yourself!

  2. It seems you are aware of the possible dangers of being too tight. Just be careful and take care o' you. : )