It's been 5 years, 7 months since my Lap-Band surgery in October 2009 when I began at 260 lbs.
I've been at/below my goal weight of 145 lbs since December 2010.
Where am I today?
I had another adjustment last Friday, May 29, 2015: the doc added 0.8cc's. Whoa, big girl fill alert!
Therefore, here's the history of fills/adjustments since the January WTF freakout of when I thought I broke my band (I didn't):
1/1/15: 7.3ccs current level
TOTAL in my band now: 6.1 ccs
How do I feel today?
- NO. HUNGER. AT. ALL.
- Small portions keep me satisfied for about 3-4 hours.
This is mainly due to me doing the liquid diet for 4 of the last 7 days. My choice. My doc doesn't require this. I just know from past experience this is helpful for me to ease into a new band adjustment.
Also worth noting I suppose, the last time I had food come back up (a PB) was in January. 6 months ago. Having food come back up has been a rare occurrence for me in general for me in my Lap-Band journey.
In my very subjective opinion, I keep my band on the looser side of the spectrum.
I can eat anything I want, no food choices limit me. For example: I ate a small slice of thick crust pizza for dinner last night. Doughy. Cheesy. Took me about 25 mins to eat it, but no problems.
It's interesting how different a 2 lb loss on my 143lb body is compared with a 2 lb loss on my previous 260lb body.
- 2lbs loss now is 1.3% loss of body weight: I feel it immediately in my pants fitting better and less tummy rolls. It's so weird yet amazing!
- 2lbs loss when I was at 260lbs was .07% loss of body weight: didn't even notice it at all in how I felt.
What I have learned is that it never gets any easier.
Maintaining my weight is just as difficult as losing weight.
But it was difficult being 260lbs too.
Here's Friday weigh-ins for the last two weeks.