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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Restriction Needed!

I'm back from Zumba class tonight. I am always so glad I went...even though I try to think of all kinds of excuses NOT to go (I never give in to those excuses of course).

I am having difficulties with my food choices in the evenings when I get home from work...so I am trying to focus on journaling my food. I never really went through Bandster Hell post-op, so maybe this is finally my turn for BH! hah! The fill is scheduled for the 19th since the NP is completely booked up solid. However I am first on the waiting list should anyone cancel their appt and then I'll get that fill sooner.

Any tips on getting through this phase?


  1. I'm not banded yet, but one thing I do that works at night (when I'm behaving) is to "pack my dinner". That way I've made the decisions before I'm starving and I only have to wait for the microwave.

  2. That is one of my biggest challenges as well...and the worst part is that I get off of work at 10:30 PM!!! I have tried many many times to not eat when I get home, but I will honestly say that I almost always have a little something to eat when I get home from work.

    I have heard people say to try to just drink water...I've tried but it only delays the inevitable for me. I know that for me personally it is a mental thing more than a physical hunger thing. Please let me know if you figure out how to overcome this evil monster!

  3. Hang in there till the fill! I've got an appointment next week I think I'm due for a tweak.
    Planning seems to be the only thing that helps me. I like to know in the morning what I am having for dinner. I set stuff out to defrost so I have to cook it and not go astray

  4. lol Love the cartoon. And chin darl, hopefully this fill will do it for you.
    Love your new blog!!!

  5. I need a fill, too.. I am always so hungry! No tips, I am in BH hell right now, too..

  6. Wish I could help but that is my boggest struggle also. The only thign that I do to try and curb the amount is set myself an allowance of snack caloreis for the day. I save 300 calories for snacks at night, If i want chips I eat them If I want to eat a whole candy bar I do it. As long as I have those 300 calories I know that I can allow myself teh snacking ( the challenge sometimes is to stop at 300 )
    Good luck