I'm 5 days post-band.
Healing is going well, except I really wish they would figure out a way to remove more of the gas that they pump you up with when they preform abdominal surgery.
I feel like I'm 8 months pregnant and pumped up like a beach ball.
Without the uncomfortable bloating from this excess gas, I'd feel great!
And it's absorbing a little more every day.
I'm still on a full-liquid diet for the next week or so, thats the hard part!
I'm getting really sick of sweet things.
Almost everything I can eat is sweet.
Sugar free pudding
sugar free ice-pops
you can only drink so much broth!
There are times I feel really hungry and my stomach is growling wanting some real food.
But most of the time, it's "head hunger".
I mean, I became this fat for a reason....
NOT because I only ate what my body needed to survive and be healthy...
I ate because I like it!
I enjoy food!
I enjoy cooking and eating with friends and family.
I ate when I was upset,
I ate when I was bored.
I ate when I was happy and celebrating.
I ate out of habit.
This is where my band will come into play.
These bad habits of mine won't go away....
But now I have the tool to help me keep the amount of food I consume under control when I DO eat.
I've been pretty grumpy about the liquid diet stage,
Until I hopped onto the scale this morning and saw I've lost almost 40lbs since I started my pre-op diet!
I'm on my way!!!
2 years ago