Thursday, November 11, 2010

My next fill? it's been a little over 2 weeks since my first fill.  I'm not feeling tons of restriction - at least not anything more than I felt when I had just had my surgery.  My weight loss is holding steady - not lost more than I had since the surgery.

At what point do I just call and get another fill?

Next Tuesday will be 2 months banded.  I think I set myself up to think that this whole process would be moving along faster.  I read other blogs and think - they are losing and doing this.  I see the post from Amy yesterday and think, yup, I'm going to be one of the ones this isn't going to work for.  I look at WHAT I am eating and think - the amount is certainly less, but the quality is certainly not 100% there.  I am walking - which I never did before.  But I'm not walking everyday or even every other day.  Somewhere around 2 -3 times a week.  I am not drinking enough water.

I need to kick it into gear.  I have had this great opportunity handed to me to get it together and do what needs to happen.  I read and saw and knew it wasn't the magic pill - but somehow hoped for a little longer honeymoon period.

I weigh in later at work.  I know - looking at my home scale - that I'm not down.  I might be able to flush a little more out, but doubtful in 3 hours.

Until my next weigh in next week, I'd like to focus on 3 things:

Walk at least 4 times between now and then.
Drink 80 oz of water a day.
Plan meals with good choices.

You've gotta have a plan, right??  Any butt kicking and accountability is welcome.  :)

I hope you are all doing well.


  1. I like the do the same thing, choose 3 things and really focus on them. I find it results in great things!!!

    My doctors office won't let you get a fill closer than 2 weeks apart. I would not suggest doing it that close together though. I think when you get your fill, make an appointment for one month out for your next. When the time comes if you dont need it just cancel the appt. and reschedule. That way you always have the appt. You sound like you are due for a fill!

    I'm due for one too! Luckily I have on on the 24th!


  2. Your plan sounds perfect! As for the fills, my 2nd fill was scheduled December 8th. I called and requested an earlier fill and I have one next week. It wouldn't hurt to try. We are our own advocates!

  3. My surgeon's office makes you wait at least 2 weeks in between also.

  4. I think it's great to have good specific goals like that to concentrate on!!! Good job.

  5. Call and get another fill! Some docs want you to wait 30 days, but NO ONE gets good restriction after the first fill.

    Don't worry about the band not working for you. You just don't have good restriction yet. When you do, it changes EVERYTHING!

  6. We are on the same time line. Be patient fill just kicked in and its been 13 days. But I think its also good to call you surgeon's office and see what they think...