Thursday, March 18, 2010

Really Wonderful Fantastic Amazing World of Restriction

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!

8 comments:

Amy said...

I am soooooooooooooooo happy for you! Of all people, you totally deserve this with how hard you've worked with no restriction until now!!!! I hope the sweet spot is doubly sweet for you!

At 3.5 months post-op with no restriction in sight, this is what I needed to read. Thanks for sharing!

workinprogress said...

Thanks for your post - it's always great to hear how people how have 'gone ahead' have gone :-)

Sandy Lee said...

Excellent news. Gives us hope that this band will get us there. Hope it continues.

susieq4givn said...

Awesome, thanks for sharing...it gives me hope that someday soon I will have that restriction too! I am happy for you!

Southern Belle said...

Yay for restriction!! It's funny I feel my restriction in my left clavicle area when I am "full" I am so glad you finally have hit the sweet spot! Awesome!

Linda said...

Oh - I'm so excited for you!! When I think about it, it took me 6 months too. It's so great when it kicks in.

Athena's Melting said...

Thats awesome! I didn't know that sometimes it takes awhile to really kick in!

baby in car said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical. ........................................