Today I visited Dr. Katz. As always, a pleasure to see him. I only lost 3 lbs this month... he told me I am doing great but need to get some more off. He asked me how I was eating. I told him last night I ate 8 ounces of chicken and some asparagus... which I did. By the way, the chicken was enchilada stuffed chicken from Trader Joe's and it was AMAZING! It is 150 calories per 5 ounces and tastes like a dream. Anyway... back to my original story. So Dr. Katz thinks my ability to eat that much is crazy and decides to give me a fill. He doesn't tell me how much until I sit up and take a drink. He gave me 1.5 cc!! Dear God! Right away the water started coming back up... yikes. I lay back down he sticks me again and takes out .25 cc... not enough still pbing on water. Back in with the needle and out with another .5 cc. Better... the water is sssslllloooowww going down but it is going down.
He tells me to sit for a while and decide if I am okay. I decide I am. On the way home (about an hour drive) I decide to drink a vitamin water. Okay... tiny sip... then is very slowly goes down. Another sip... slowly down. I decided to try my protein shake just to see if I would have trouble (yeah I know, he tells me clear liquids but I can't handle it). It took me about 1/2 hour to drink my protein shake. So, I know I might be swollen... but I think I might be too tight... maybe not. I don't want to wake up not able to swallow my spit. After experiencing that right after the first 1.5 cc fill it scared the pants off me.
I hope I am going to find this to be my wonderful terrific sweet spot. I hope I can get into the 180's soon and shake the 190's. I guess we will soon see. My biggest fear is that usually at about 1 week after the fill I get even tighter. If that happens I will be in big trouble!
In other news, all my shoes are getting too big. I was wearing 8.5 wides or 9 medium and now the 9s are WAY too big and the 8.5 wides are way too wide. I need new shoes. Of course I do have some shoes from my skinnier days, but they aren't things I love. I guess this is a good problem to have though!
I also wanted to mention that I have seen all of your bloggers (or lots of you) struggling and wanted to give you a supportive pat on the back. You will all get over this (including me and my 3 lbs loss this month) and we will achieve our goals. We just have to keep at it!