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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Monday, August 8, 2011

Reminding Myself of the Lap Band Rules & a Crazy Dream

I've lost some of my focus lately and need to see my surgeon's Lap Band rules written out again. I didn't get this band to half-ass it, because that's what I've been doing....half-assing it...completely off track.  The scale has hit an all-time low from lack of exercise...yeah...139...muscle lost...WTF.  Sigh.

So here goes:
  1. Eat only 3 small meals a day. Chew, chew, chew.
  2. Protein first.
  3. DO NOT drink while eating. (30 min before and 1 hr after) No carbonated drinks.
  4. Take vitamins.
  5. Drink at least 64 oz of water a day.
  6. Exercise daily.
Onwards to the crazy dream I had last night:  

I was at my surgeon's practice and I'm taken into the usual "fill room" as the reception desk lady calls it (just another exam room in my opinion). Anyways, in walks "Dr. Meredith Grey" from "Grey's Anatomy."  WHAT?!?  She acts like I see her for each and every fill, like it's no big deal.  She announces that she's going to do my fill.  Then all of a sudden, the dream fast forwards and I'm about to leave the room but I want to know how much fill she put in.  And do you know what? She won't tell me.  She says it's not important.  Then I start to argue with her that it is important and damn it I want to know how much she added to the 7.4ccs that I had when I walked in (side note: does anyone else know exactly how much their lap band is filled with?). I like to know these things...  Anyways, I was totally pissed at her!  Then I was woken up by my cat.  What a totally crazytown dream!

My first thought when I woke up was "Where was Dr. McSteamy?"  Now that would have been a better dream.


  1. Yes yes yes! Back to the basics and the fundamentals. Same thing with me...except not because I'm losing muscle-weight, but because I'm gaining a little back. I'm starting an exercise challenge on my blog (maybe you'd be interested in joining me on my quest?). And if you want to build muscle, it's all about the protein+weight lifting, baby!!!

  2. This dream was hilarious!! Thanks for posting your doc's rules. I always keep these with me.

    Yeah...you had me licking the screen this morning. I would so get arrested for assaulting Dr. McSteamy...yummy and delicious.

  3. I SOOOO need to watch Greys if that guy is on the show. : ) Your dream was hilarious that you got all pissed at the Dr.

    I religiously follow the 1 hour after eating no drinking rule, but I drink right up to the time I'm about to eat with no problems. I figure that it's not going to flush the stoma because I can feel the water going all the way through. Thoughts on this?

  4. mmmmmmmm McSteamy.....
    Those are my Doc's Rules too ~ thanks for the reminder!

  5. That was hilarious and oh boy is he ever hot!

  6. Whew, McSteamy.

    I have 5.0 cc's, they always tell me! :)

  7. That is an awesome dream and I probably would dream something like that! I love love love Grey's!!!! And thank you for the basics.....I'll have to learn those soon!!!!

  8. That is the whole reason I watch that show LOL

  9. Woohoo,nice piccy! Renewed my interest in Grey's!!:)

  10. It's interesting how each doctor is different. My doctor recommends 3 meals a day, but also suggests snacks in between. Healthy ones, of course. :)