I had a really good week this week. I lost 4 lbs. This brings me to a total of 36 lbs lost. I am very pleased with this week. I have been exercising regularly and eating well. I will post some pictures this week. I just got a new phone and hopefully that will improve my picture taking.
I have been thinking a lot lately about how the sleeve is different while similar to the Lap Band. I am not going to lie, I like my sleeve way better. One of the best parts is that if I eat a little too much I just get a uncomfortable full feeling for about 20 minutes but that is it. With my Lap Band I would have thrown up. I also never get "stuck". This is probably the best part of all. So far I can eat anything but just in really small amounts. I am on a pretty normal diet now and even bready things and pizza I can eat, just not a lot of it. I get full way faster but I don't get stuck or have that, "o shit I'm gonna puke" feeling. I also have really fantastic restriction which I never had with my Lap Band. One thing that was better with my band was the length of time I stayed full. It seems I was able to eat and stay full for 3 or 4 hours while with my sleeve it is only a couple hours. However, I was also eating more at one time... so I am sure that all evens out.
At this point in my losing I am pretty much on par with what I was losing with my band. However, with my band it was all will power. Now I just can't physically eat much. I am very happy with my decision and delighted with my weight loss so far. I am feeling better each day and know I will really enjoy my slimmer body this summer. Things are already so much easier not carrying around the extra weight.