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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

4th Fill

I went to the surgeon for my 4th fill today.  Even though I have been loosing around 3 lbs. per week (by his estimate) I needed a slight tweak as I am starving between meals.   He inserted .3 cc's into my belly.  Now I am at 5.5 cc's.  I am hoping this is my green zone.

Anyway, have I mentioned I adore my surgeon and his staff?  He is the first doctor in a long time to give me good news (other than my OBGYN).  I do not mind at all going to weigh.  That is a huge, I mean HUGE, accomplishment.  He thinks I am pretty close to the green zone.  In fact, I kind of had to talk him into a small tweak.  That is the problem with being a bit of an over-achiever.  I struggle, but do not let myself go over calories so on the scale and the BMI charts I am accomplishing more than I should be.

Well the other day I posted a question about volume of food or calorie count.  I asked my surgeon and he said he does not care about volume if I am religiously counting calories.  He said  I shouldn't mess with a good thing.  I think I tend to over analyze things a bit.  I am a black and white rule follower kind of gal so it throws me for a loop when he won't give me specific guidelines.  I should be thankful he thinks I am doing well. 

I am back on liquids for 48 hours.........which sucks!!!!  However, if you order a Starbucks Skinny Latte with a scoop of protein powder it is around 150 calories and 21 grams of protein.  That makes liquids worth it!  Today I can justify liquid calories...............aaaawwwwwwww heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. wait... you can order protein powder at Starbucks?!? This may be a bad, bad thing for me...

  2. Yes, curious about ordering the pro-powder at S-bucks ... My surgeon said (way back when) that once we are banded ... as long as we follow the banding rules, listen to the band, etc - there is no 'diet' ... personally, I like rules :)

  3. Yes protein powder at Starbucks! It is my saving grace some mornings if I am in a hurry. Order a Skinny Latte with a scoop of protein powder.

  4. I am with your doc-- if it ain't broke, don't fix it. For me, that has meant as long as I'm losing while eating real, mostly healthy food, then no fill and no fuss. You're doing great!

  5. Thanks, Brenda ... I'll let you know if my S-bux carries the protein powder !