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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

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

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  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 :)

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  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.

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  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!

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

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