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Monday, July 6, 2009


I started my day off RIGHT! I called on Thursday to see about getting some stinkin' answers about my issues and they finally called me back on Friday and suggested I see the nutritionist to make sure there was nothing she could help me with before we "jump to conclusions" about there being a problem with my band. So that was this morning at 8:30.

Basically, she (Diane) helped me more than she ever has in all our visits. I see her for my 3 mos visit in 2 weeks so she wasn't talking post-op "by the book" bull, she was talking TIFFANI today. I told her all my concerns and for once she just listened. She is notorious for interrupting me or talking over me while I try to talk but this time she seemed to understand that I needed to be heard.

She told me what I knew in a few different ways. I have essentially been looking for confirmation that my band works... pb, throwing up, getting stuck, etc. I have been looking for consequences and not looking at what the band has DONE for me already. I do NOT pb, throw up or get stuck. I have been stuck ONCE and it was when I ate chicken and thought of something to say to my husband and just swallowed, practically whole. I need to turn my attitude around and think in terms of what the band has already shown me. I eat half or less than half of what I used to eat. I know this but since my weight has plateaued I assumed I'm eating more than I should be. I'm actually eating the right amount (according to Diane) and just need to chill.

She told me that she has a handful (like 5 or 6) people out of the hundreds she's seen that have no "side effects" and "do everything right" and those people think their band isn't working because of that. I am in that 5 or 6 apparently.

We went over my typical day's eating habits and we counted together to see where, if anywhere, I was falling short. Well, I am getting practically NO fruit (LOVE IT too, not sure what's up) and NO dairy and not enough protein. I'm coming up about 15 grams shy in the protein field on the a good day. So, I'll work on those areas and try to get my butt to the gym like I should be and hopefully the weight will start coming off again.

As for the 8 cc in the 9 cc band.. they told me I can email my surgeon and he will address that with me. I plan to do that in a bit here. It's still a concern obviously but I'm going to try not to focus on those things and focus on what I have accomplished so far.

Here's to a new positive start to the week... and beyond :)

Thanks for your support ladies.. I love you all... seriously.


  1. That's awesome and so good to remind all of us that we might be looking for the wrong thing sometimes! I am going to have to think about this for awhile to absorb it.

  2. Hang in there. I know how you feel and how frustrating it can be. My mentality is to do everything you know is right and somethings gotta give eventually. You have come a long way and have a lot to be proud of! :)

  3. Thats great that you finally got some answers! I know when I dont get enough protien or calories I dont lose as fast as if I was getting what I was suppose to. Keep us posted about what your doctor says!

  4. That was a good reminder for me... sometimes I jump to the negative - thanks for this!

  5. Hang in there! I have had my band a little over 11 months and have only pb'ed once, a few weeks ago but I know it is working. You will do great things!