Let's recap, shall we?
So, the sh*t got real and I weighed in this past Monday, Aug 1: 158.2 lbs.
Today, I weighed-in at 157.0 lbs.
That's a loss of -1.2 lbs.
Sweet! I'll take it.
How did I make this weight loss happen?
- I wrote down my calories and proteins on a post-it note. Old school style. I stayed at about 1200 calories and 70+ proteins each day.
- I am using my food scale. I'm back in the habit of measuring my food more often.
- I am continuing to do all my usuals: Five HIIT workouts this week, taking my vitamins, drinking buckets of water, etc.
Now let's talk about a question that I received from one of you on the Facebook page:
"If you've gained weight, why don't you just go get a fill?"
I dig this question.
My weight gain has nothing to do with my Lap-Band.
That weight gain was ME.
Me eating too much of the high calorie foods.
So, no fill for me. (Lap-Band adjustment).
My Lap-Band is not here to restrict my eating.
My Lap-Band is not here to say what I can or cannot eat.
What does my Lap-Band do: reduces the volume on my physical hunger signals.
Let's take a look at my physical hunger levels these past five days while eating 1200 calories each day:
Was I hungry? No.
I'm pretty much never hungry.
I eat about 2-3 oz protein and small portion of veggies at a meal AND I AM NOT HUNGRY for about 5 hours.
This lack of hunger helps me choose better food options and portion sizes.
From my own very subjective research of hearing lots of band patient stories and talking with Bariatric surgeons, the quickest way to lose my band would to have my Lap-Band too tight.
That freaks me out.
I paid $16,500 for my Lap-Band.
I am keeping this Lap-Band as long as possible.
I usually think long and hard about getting a fill.
Also, the first little touch of heartburn or discomfort with my Lap-Band, I am quick to get an UNfill appointment scheduled.
For me: The Lap-Band is not about restriction.
That's more than enough on that topic.
Lastly, you guys have been asking me lately for a video, so I will do a little Q&A video soon. You've been posting great questions for me on the Facebook page Stay tuned...and Molly will probably want to say "hi" too. She's sassy like that: