About the amount I can eat and about the weight I havent lost...
My op date was on the 3rd of April - so yesterday I was 11 weeks banded (if I counted correctly). In the past 5 weeks Ive thrown away my scales and had become determined not to carry on like the scale junkie I was... and guess what I succeeded! I had been feeling so proud of myself for not jumping on the scales and was actually waiting for this day so I could justify jumping on and weighing myself. Well guess what? I was totally peeved and shocked to find that I had actually put weight on! Instead of my 8 kilos down my scales are showing that I have put on nearly 2.5 kilos and my loss is back to just over 5! Bugger me! I cant even blame that time of the month, for it was over a week ago!!!
So now Im worried and I am just a tiny bit afraid...
Ive been watching what I eat, pretty consistently.. I do weights 3 times a week, have 2 Personal Training sessions, and cardio at least 2 if not 3 times. Im up to 7.5mls in an 11ml band I believe, and Im worried that I actually might not have a normal stomach and that I will never find that elusive sweet spot that I read about so often.
Dont get me wrong - I do experience some restriction (with certain types of foods) have pb'd enough these past five weeks since my last fill to realize when I have to stop eating, but yet have gained weight!!!???
Am I normal? Am I ever going to see the scales start shifting downwards?
I know banding is a tool, and believe me I am doing my best to work with it! Im doing all the right things with exercise - even though I dont even like it as yet.. Im counting my calories and writing them down obsessively, and yet I gained weight!