Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Finally, I got a band adjustment aka "fill"

I saw my doctor today and he filled my band with .5cc . I am so happy. I haven't had enough restriction and hopefully now I will. I was told to have liquids only for the first 24 hours. I ate some cream of cauliflower soup that I made the other day. It is yummy. I didn't lose any weight between this appointment and the last appointment which was December 22. Last time I went in the doctor wouldn't fill me because I had lost 6 pounds. He was concerned about my acid reflux and heartburn. Today he saw I wasn't losing but asked me if I still have heartburn and I said I did but I am controlling it with Prilosec so he said "OK lets get you filled". I would have been happy with a tiny amount but since he chose to do .5 I was pleased. Since my 2 year anniversary is next month they gave me my lab sheet to have my blood drawn and took my picture. I got the picture in my email when I got home. I couldn't believe how baggy my pants were. I mentioned it to my husband and he said, "yes they are" Now wouldn't you think he would tell me it's time to get rid of those pants because they are too big now? Heck no!!! Well, I need to go through my closet and give clothes to Goodwill. Even some of my tops are super loose on me. I noticed at the gym today the shirt I was wearing was too big. That is such a good feeling. I need to go shopping for some smaller sizes. Oh yeah!!

I still wish I had lost more than I have, but I feel as though the last year I've been on PAUSE. Since my band was completely unfilled for 6 months and then it only had a small amount in it really kept my weight at a standstill. I guess I should be happy I didn't gain a bunch of weight back. When I was filled to the most I had before I still only lost one pound a week, which isn't much but at least it was steady and consistent. I am glad the Gastro doctor found nothing wrong and I am able to proceed. I have continued my exercise 5 days a week and I think that has really helped me. I am stronger than I have been in so many years and I feel fantastic.

Well, I it's time for American Idol so I will end this now.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm glad you've done so well. It will be nice to get some new clothes that fit. For the past several years, the new things I've purchased have been in a bigger size not smaller. Its great that you are going the other way round.

Tatersmama said...

Good for you! It's a battle, and you've had some set-backs, but it sounds like you're back on track again.
Keep up the good work, darlin'... you can do it!
(oh... and go buy some new clothes! You've well and truly earned them, girl!!!)

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

Girl you hop in that car and go shopping! You deserve it.
I bet you look great.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh how you must hang in there. I am sure good things will soon be coming your way. I am praying that you will lose the weight that you want.

Inspiration said...

that's crazy that you had to see your picture before you knew your pants were too big! You've done really well and should be proud of yourself! :)

Judi said...

Happy to hear you got your fill! Honestly, Kathy....you have done amazing given your situation with the reflux, the unfill and with the holidays tucked in there!!! Be proud!This is a journey, not a race! And, we learn so much along the way!!! And, the one thing that's most important is the fact that reaching our goals may not happen as fast as we would like but it will HAPPEN!!! And, isn't that what it's all about????