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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Maintenance?

So I got my total unfill yesterday in order to prep for my yearly EGD (scope down esophagus to stomach to look for any slip, hernia's, gall bladder stones, or dilation) and low and behold I had more in my band than I thought..they took out 5 cc's.  I thought I had 4.3cc.  I also thought it was funny because most people think they have more in there band than they do but not me...guess the sucker is not leaking!
I also weighed less at the doctor office...I weighed in there at 162 fully clothed..that was awesome.  He was shocked at how well I had done since February (my last fill).  He told me now he wants me to maintain that and work on it for 2 years maintenance...I said whoa...I am 12 lbs from goal and he chuckled..telling me I am hard core but that he was happy with my loss and I am a star bander...made me happy to hear that from him.  It was weird to hear maintenance from him...because I can't imagine maintenance...that seems weird...LapBand Gal is in maintenance...Poonapalooza is in maintenance..but me..I am still the fluffy girl in my mind.  Oh the head games I have gone thru in this journey...will I ever think like a normal person?  Guess that's why I need to go to therapy.
Speaking of therapy..I have a session tonight with my pastor..I am looking forward to it.  I can use some spiritual therapy.
So I will say not having any fill...I had a whole wheat 6 in turkey at subway yesterday...and a diet coke...wholly yummy batman...it tasted like pure heaven having some bread and a soda.  For dinner I had pork loin and a salad..I had a snack of strawberries and kiwi....it was a good food day!
Not sure what I will have today thinking of a chipotle chicken bowl no cheese no sourcream...used to be my favorite...but I think I will skip the soda and go back to my crystal light.
So I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.  I don't see me blogging again until next week.  Be safe!

12 comments:

~Miss Lorie~ said...

You are a band superstar! I love that you are owning the unfill and owning what you need to do to take care of yourself! Have an excellent weekend!

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

I hear you!!! I've been in "maintenance" for a while now - 155 was my "goal" but that was also just a number. Maybe I'll get there, maybe I won't, but the surgeon and nutritionist are happy with me between 155-165 (especially with all the running.) For me, I'm happy knowing that I've been able to stay in this weight range - that's more important than hitting 155 and then never seeing it again and always feeling I've "failed."

Leigh Costa said...

I never reached goal (157) but switched to maintenance. My body still continues to change! And go figure, I'm losing, slowly but surely. I think you look awesome! But you need to do what you are comfortable with! Either way, you'll still have tons of support:)

Terrie said...

For me getting an unfill put a huge damper on maintenance. I get a fill June 3 and get to go back into weight loss mode :(

I hope everything goes well with the scope.

MandaPanda said...

You are in no way "Fluffy" anymore girlie! Maintenance! Wow...maybe someday I'll get there too.

Rachel said...

You are doing so great and I'm sure your brain will catch up soon!

Sheila said...

You will do GREAT! That is one cool thing about the band, being able to "control" the level of what you want/need to fit current circumstances. I know that eating an entire 6" sub is just not ever going to happen for me.

Oh and what a cool thing your dr. said about switching to maintenance. I didn't pick maintenance, IT picked me (and sadly too soon...lol!)

Dotti said...

Congratulations on being so close to your maintenance goal you can touch it! Seeing posts like this is so exciting & inspiring! Have a great holiday weekend. :)

Laura Belle said...

I think do whatever you want to do, if you still want to work for your goal, do it! even with an unfill. you can do it! If you want to try to maintain, then do that.

But ya, I think the fluff mentality stays with us forever. Well, maybe when you hit your goal it might go away, but I know that I always 'see' myself a lot bigger than what other people do. But that's because i never felt that I was 'done' with my weight loss, ya know? I don't know. Maybe i'm not making sense. I blame the baby.

Momee3021 said...

LOVE IT!!!! MAINTENANCE!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!! So proud! You are such a inspirational person - you really took this journey by the balls and said F@$# OFF to your extra weight - I couldn't be happier for you and I hope you did a little dance after you left the Dr's office. You my friend are my hero in this lap banded life! xoxoxo

*AStrongNewMe* said...

Great job! I would have a hard time focusing on maintenance if I was 12 pounds from my goal too. It's awesome you have so well and that your doctor complimented you.

Cheri said...

What a great visit. :-) I hope your time with your pastor went well, too.

Congratulations on 162 and meeting your Dr.'s goal. :-D I hope the scope goes well - and you let us know about it. :-) I'm glad you are enjoying a sandwich or two while you can. ;-D Sounds like some pretty healthy indulgences really, lol, but fun to at least enjoy the fact you have to do the whole "unfill - refill" thing!

I know you'll figure out the maintenance weight question. I think it is exciting you are at the point to be asking it! :-D I liked the quote eggface posted, "your best weight is whatever weight you reach when your living the healthiest life that you can honestly enjoy!"