So, I had my fill yesterday under fluoro. The doctor got the needle in on the first poke (without using the x-ray) and I was so relieved. They then moved the table that I was laying on to an upright position and filled the band. Then I had to drink the barium. We watched it as it just sat there, and sat there, and sat there. So, the doctor takes out a little, has me drink the barium and it goes down slowly. He then puts in a touch more and has me drink again. Barium sits for a minute and then slowly goes through the band. He is happy with this, and I am thinking, "WOW must be big time restriction".
I was on liquids all day yesterday, so obviously I couldn't tell. Back to solids today and I am still able to eat fast and without chewing that great. Not that I intentionally did this, I just forgot to be careful. I ate a whole snack size bag of pretzels and I couldn't feel any issues.
I am not complaining. I didn't want to go from zero restriction to full restriction. I would rather practice getting back to good habits and work up to good restriction. I think I am one of the few who feels this way. I also know in a week or so the fill could kick in and tighten up.
I do want to enjoy the holidays (within reason) and still lose weight. I will just keep on keep'n on!