Since I was released to normal foods, I've found myself in a similar situation. I was a real stickler to all the pre-op and direct post op instructions. But now that I have permission - I seem to have gone off the crazy end! I have absolutely no trouble eating pretty much anything. Ate 3 pieces of ciabatta bread with olive oil dipping (my favorite) in one sitting with no trouble at all. Didn't even really have to take smaller bites or chew it all that much.
So I find myself almost in the exact position I was before I started this journey. I really do not want to be one of those people that complains that the band failed. I have seen that it works, but I have read enough blogs to know that you really have to work at it. I'm kind of scared I'm not up to the task. I'm back to tracking points for WW (since that is my wkly weigh in anyway) and hoping that I can at least maintain for the next 3 weeks until I go back for my first fill.
I also wanted to publicly state a few goals I'm working on. I posted a list before of the NSV I'm looking forward too, but none of them had any specifics. So here's the goals I have in mind.
1st long term goal - Be down to 250 by November 10th. I just booked myself a solo cruise to the Caribbean and I really want to be well on my way to a better me by that time. 250 will allow me to do any of the excursions I want, with lbs for clothes and a few to spare. It will also be just under 75 lbs loss from my highest (started at 324). This means 45 lbs in 5 months. It is a tough goal but achievable. It is not going to be easy and this is especially why I need to maintain the loss I've had this month up to this point. I cannot afford to go backwards anymore.
- Work out at least 4x this week. - I have "appts" for 3 days with a friend of mine, but the 4th, I'm going to have to do on my own.
- Track what I am eating. I managed to lose 35 lbs this way last year. Without any band. I know it is possible if I just stay with the numbers.
- Drink some water! At least 60 oz daily. I'm a horrible water drinker - always have been. I am going to have to work my way up to anything more than 60.
I've been pondering this post for a couple days and almost didn't post it, but I think that it would hurt me. I mean, this is why I started this to begin with. For accountability. So here it is.
Thanks for letting me vent!