My lunch consisted of a baggie of celery, a Honey Crisp apple, a cup of cottage cheese and four sharp cheddar cheese slices. No liquids. What went down my pie hole…. 2 small pieces of celery, about 2 spoonfuls of cottage cheese and 2 squares of non-processed cheese. Yay me. And an hour afterwards, plenty of filtered water was swallowed. Bonus.
Look at the image to the left. Without any saline in my lap band, that is the image on the farthest left. With saline, the 2nd image is what it looks like as it is filled. So now you know. However, I do not know how much this image shows.
Also, another non-scale victory for me was today. Gray pants that have been hanging up in my closet all summer long. Winter is here in the prairie and I put on the pants this morning. They felt baggy, but looked decent in the mirror.
All day today, I could feel them getting baggier and baggier. And they felt wonky. They are now in the pile I have started again for the consignment shop that I take my too big of clothes to for money$$$$$ in Vermillion (SD).
Another piece of clothing that went on that pile was a brand new pink zippered jacket. Also been hanging in my closet for months on end. Put it on with the wonky feeling gray pants this fine morning. and the jacket literally hung on my body frame like a shaggy shawl. Not quite the look I was going for. But boy, it felt so amazing to put it on the pile to sell.
Tonight’s supper was a small amount of spaghetti with sauce. Eight ounces to be exact. I did not even eat a half of it. 10 points for Amy! My lunch box is made for tomorrow. No more cafeteria food. Another win for me.
Gwen the PA was so adamant that I was going to have major hiccups with this new 1/4 of a fill last week. She said I would have major heart burn. I would be vomiting. And I would be so uncomfortable with this big fill. I kept telling her to have faith in me. I know my body. She doesn’t. I know if I was still in Dr. Haley’s care, he would never have said those concerns. But what people do not know is before you can leave their office, you have to prove to them that you are fine and the amount of saline in your lap band is a good amount by drinking a cup of water. And it must all go down the chute without coming back up. The water has to go down just like people who do not have a lap band, drink water. It has to go down smoothly. And it did that for me on Friday, December 1st.
All is well at 10-3/4 cc’s.
All is well.