It has been two days since I have been filled with 6cc’s of saline into my lap band. It seems funny, but hours after the fact, all I wanted to do was “try it out.” The new band that is. I was told the rules three times verbally. I was given a hand out and read it over and over. And I kept hearing it being chanted over in my melon. But what did I do? I tested it out. And for the majority of eating regular food instead of 12 hours of full liquid, it all went down without a hitch.
Yesterday was the hitch. When I experienced my first PB. Yeah, like I stated, lesson learned. Today has been just fine. I had a cup of very soft food for breakfast. I went out and about to several garage sales this morning with my mom then I came back took a long cozy nap. Lunch was cottage cheese and a little bit more noodle salad. For supper, I made a mixed berry, vanilla yogurt (Activia), two scoops of vanilla whey protein shake, three ice cubes and two cups of 1% milk.
Here’s the mind confusion: I am not hungry at all. No fooln’ — not one bit. But my old habits and old food/mind games are telling me to go find something salty to eat. I do not have anything like that in my house. For insanity reasons, I looked. I was relieved to see I had what I need to have in my cupboards and freezer/fridge. I drank my smoothie well over an hour ago yet I still haven’t had anything to drink like water with lemon slices or hot herbal peppermint tea like I normally do at this time of night. And I’m parched.
Old Amy (pre-lap band) would be chomping on sunflower seeds or eating something like chips and dip about now. Or popcorn with a lot of butter with flavored popcorn salts too …. Post-Lap Band Amy is messing around on Pinterest … finding healthy eating recipes and pinning them like crazy and going over in my mind how cool it’d be to try them. And while I know I am not hungry, my confusion is getting the better of me.
I went out to walk around town and to get my mail earlier but once I stepped outside, it started to sprinkle/rain lightly. So I hopped into my Focus and got my mail and just cruised around for about 5 minutes … that’s all it takes in my village. I’ve been on Pinterest ever since and am watching Harry Potter of the Family Channel. Fascinating life I lead.
I am excited with my new filling and all. I hope everything I was told by fellow lap bandsters online will be true for me too … no hunger pangs, less eating, more exercising, seeing more weight dropping. I can hope.