Holy Hannah! I had an amazing restriction day. I am thinking (as I am getting close to that magical 2 week kick in) that I may have good restriction for real. Last night my husband and I went out for dinner and I had fish, fingerling potatoes, and beans and peppers and carrots. I ate maybe half of everything. I took the leftovers home and decided to have it for lunch today. I had half of the fish (I weighed it out and it was 2 oz) one tiny tato, and like 4 beans. I was full... for real!
I had a couple cheese sticks around 4, I wasn't really hungry but needed some more protein. I ate half my chicken salad for dinner and I was full. I am noticing that when I get full I get a pain between my shoulder blades. I think I have finally found my "soft stop". I am so excited to really be feeling the benefit of my band!!
On that note, I just wanted to tell all the newly banded or those struggling with the band that it takes time and LOTS of follow-up. I am 6.5 months out and am really feeling the glory of the band for the first time. I have had 6 fills. I have seen my band doctor 11 times since my surgery. I could not have gotten to this point without him. Your doctor is one of the most important factors in your success.
Keep at it all!