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My name is Sara and I am on the quest for a better me! I was banded on May 23, 2012. Come join along and help me stay accountable!

Monday, June 4, 2012

A quick little update

I go in for my 2 week check up on Wednesday.  I'm hoping things get the okay.  I finally got crazy annoyed with the steri strips and "helped" them off at the end of last week.  I used to work with a lot of therapeutic tape, and it was pretty easy to get them off.  Most look like they are really healing well.  I have one that is still a bit swollen and bruised around it, and my port incision is a little pink for about a 2 inch circle around it.  I'm hoping its not the start of an infection.  There is absolutely no leakage, and it looks like its healing well, just pink around the outside.  we'll see.

I've heard through other patients of my doc's that if things are healing well, he will promote you more quickly through the food stages and might even do a tiny fill at your two week checkup.  Can I help it that I might be a little excited about that?  Over the last 2-3 days I feel like I am starting to really develop some hunger.  My stomach is being super loud and growly.  I'm still eating only about a 1/3 - 1/2 cup per meal, and I feel full afterwards, but I'm getting growly not long after.  I may or may not have eaten a mozzerella stick the other day.  They are my absolute favorite.  I took itty-bitty tiny bites and chewed, and chewed, and chewed.  No issues. I have noticed that I seem to be able to eat more / different foods than are on my prescribed list and really don't feel anything, any different than pre-band.  I do get full much much quicker, which I like but somehow I thought it would "feel different."  This is why I'm anxious to get moving towards getting a fill.  I don't want to slide back to bad behaviors and if nothing feels different, I'm sure I will.

My weigh in day is tomorrow, but based on unofficials, its definitely not going to be an 11lb lose like last week.  I knew it wouldn't.  It would scare me to lose that fast.  And its TOM this week, which never = loss for me, even when I was rocking WW in the beginning.

In other news, I'm ready for this week / month to be over.  For the May and June, I am doing 2 jobs at work, teaching a class and still doing clinicals.   On top of that, this week my boss and the other professor are both out of the office.  So it is me, myself and I (and one part time faculty member) running the department this week.  Hoping for no craziness to occur, but somehow doubting that will happen!


  1. You are doing so well! Keep it up! The first few weeks are the hardest! xxxx

  2. It took me a couple fills to feel different, so just try to be patient you are probably out another month until you feel restriction...hopefully you can hang on until then! good luck healing

  3. I have had a few things too and all is good! I have not had any hunger pains or cravings yet, but I am eating every 4-6 hrs regardless. I'm obsessed with reaching that 1000 calorie mark. I dont know, my heath knowledge tells me that when you dont' eat your body fights that much harder to hold on...so I am shooting for around 250-300 calories per meal.

    Glad you are doing well.

  4. Sounds like you are doing great! Good luck at the doc visit!