My Journey to lose weight with the help of my friend " BAND"

Sunday, 4 March 2012

my first challange

So tonight we were invited to a friend's house , there were around 30 of our friends there, none of them know about my lap-band. The only people who knew were my parents, my brother and my husband.
I thought of many different excuses on how not to go, i even thought I'll ask my husband  to go and tell them I am sick. But then I went and had dinner there! She had made so many things, out of which I had pureed sweet potato and some salmon( well, I really had to chew the fish to avoid any problems). Instead of pop, I asked for water.As for the dessert, I had some jello. I realized people do not pay attention to what I eat as much as I thought they would. Mind you these are people who are older than us at least by 20 years. Great friends, love them all.

 I just tried to avoid taking stuff that was constantly offered, I even took a few sweet stuff they offered and left them in my plate. I passed on the alcohol too and stuck to a few cups of tea! I however, told them I am trying to lose weight and prefer not to eat so much :)
Being only 7 days out of surgery, wearing jeans was not that easy but I survived. I can't believe how full I felt and this is with no fills. My doctor doesn't put anything in the band at the time of surgery so I assume  I have 0 cc out of my 10 now. I probably will have a fill in 5 weeks. I am going for a post-op check up on March 15th, see what my doctor says about that.

Have a great Sunday and the rest of the week everyone...

11 comments:

  1. Well done! A great start. Keep it up, you're doing great!

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    1. Thank you thank you, your wonderful comments keep me motivated XOXO

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  2. Your doing great! I was banded on 12/5/11 Christmas season! That sucked BIG time. Holiday parties were hard! But your right, people don't really pay that close of attention. We had a potluck on day 6 after my surgery. Holy cow was that hard! I just stayed busy with my kids and then offered to do dishes. No one noticed a thing! Thank God because I was still on mushies, and that didn't include pasta! LOL I didn't have a fill either and it was fine for about 4 weeks, then I started getting hungry! Hang in there!

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    1. That would really suck!! but again this is all this life style change is about, right? We learn how to adjust to our new life, I am glad I did it..

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  3. People rarely pay any attention to what others eat. Try to make parties more about the social interaction and less about the food.
    Seven days out; it sounds like you are doing great. I was still on liquids at that point; I could not have imagined being out where I needed to eat.

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    1. I had a week of liquids, now in mushies for a week, a week of soft foods and then moving to all types of food. , I honestly feel I can eat soft foods too but trying to stick to the plan..

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  4. You took control, great job! My dr. didnt tell me what he put in there so I thought there was nothing, there was actually 2 cc's and I followed his advice for liquids to a tea! Glad you had fun!

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    1. Thanks Sandi.. you are right, he might have put some in there, I just feel I can eat so much and don't have any restrictions now. I also believe I read somewhere that he doesn't put any saline in there, but I could be wrong, I guess I'll find out at my first appointment

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  5. So glad you went...sometimes I think we make more out of food than others!

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    1. You got that right!!!! we so do!!

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  6. Good job on actually going!! You got this surgery to live life right? Now we have to actually go out there and live it, face our food fears, and enjoy the journey!!

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