Saturday, January 16, 2010

Will I Make It To Restriction???



Hey Ya'll,

This is how I feel right now!  I have the Band, but since I really don't have any Restriction, I feel like I am constantly stretching, hoping to attain that ultimate goal of the Green Zone (perfect Restriction (if there is such a thing)).

Oh well, I know that I just need patience.  With patience, comes eventual Restriction!!  But I Want It Now!!  Sorry, I will stop whining now.  I just wish that they would have told us in our Pre-Op Classes that they forced us to take, that we would have such a long time with virtually no Restriction, & that we would have to rely on our own will power & determination to not gain back all the weight we lost on the Pre-Op Diet!!  Of course I would STILL have gotten the Band, I just would have been a bit more prepared for this LONG wait!!

So yesterday my DH went to our friends house to have a few beers.  So I decided to stay home & let him go have some boy talk.  Anyway, he ended up staying for Dinner as well!  Of course, he didn't bother to tell me until it was too late!!  And, they had barbecued STEAK & CHICKEN!!!  Now really, I am not complaining at all.  Sometimes it is nice to have the house all to myself.  But he didn't get home until about 10:30 pm!  And of course, I didn't know that he had stayed for dinner until about 9 pm when I texted him to see what time he would be home.  So I asked him to bring me home something to eat from Del Taco.  I know, not the best food to eat on our diets, but I wanted something baddd, that wasn't on our diet. 

So, you would think that this time alone would help me to get caught up on everyone's blogs.  But unfortunately, I am not a fast reader.  So I am still WAYYY behind in reading blogs.  I am beginning to wonder if I will ever catch up!!  Plus I had to read a couple of new blogs that I just started to follow.  But I promise to eventually get caught up.  But it seems that every time I get caught up, something happens that makes me get behind, then....I am forever catching up again!!  This is my never ending cycle!

Before I end this post, for those of you who may still be reading this, I would like to suggest that you go check out Stephanie's blog, "Dreams Of Skinny High Heals", http://dreamsofskinnyhighheels.blogspot.com/.  She is getting banded in about 6 weeks & could use all our support.

So, I guess I will get off for now.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Till next time.

Aloha My Friends!! 




12 comments:

THE DASH! said...

Hey Debi,
I agree - I wish they did tell us that getting to restriction takes ages - but there will come a time when you get there - and you will feel way less hungry, and want to eat less. Hard to believe, but true! lol.
Men huh! Hows DH's form! And you didn't even get your food in the end. lol. I don't know....
I will go over and say hi To Stephanie right now. Thanks for the heads up! Hope things start to slow down for you - you are really going through the mill. x

Debi said...

Thanks Cara! Actually my DH isn't too overweight. He is 6'4" and weights about 240lbs. So not too bad. He wants to lose another 10-20 lbs though.

I'm glad that you are checking out Stephanie's blog. We all know how it is at first & having someone giving you support makes all the difference in the world!

Tina said...

what a poo...leaving you at home with no discussion of dinner :). I do not blame you for a del-taco run!

Hang in there and keep bugging the doctor for fills. It took me a long time to get good restriction but boy oh boy the training up to that point was really important...a gradual increase in chewing and stopping at smaller and smaller amounts of food. If I had had restriciton right away I think it would have been too difficult to manage.

Dinnerland said...

You'll get there!!!

Debi said...

Thanks guys! That is what my DH keeps trying to tell me! But I do hope that I get at least another 1 cc at my next Fill. That would only put me at 4 cc's. Then go smaller & smaller Fills until hopefully the sweet spot so to say.

Southern Belle said...

That next fill should get you closer to restriction...make them give you 2cc's!!! Tell them how hungry you are and how much you can eat...make them fill you up. I bet at 5cc's you will tell a big difference, I could!

CeeJay said...

I sooo understand, I was just ranting on my blog today that I am ready for a fill. It is an exercise in will power to keep the calories down and food choices healthy. I wanted a latte so bad yesterday I had to forego some supper calories. Choices...aargh!

Debi said...

Thanks guys! That's what I wanted. I wanted a fill to about 5 cc's. But my DH is afraid that it will be too much too quick! The NP said that last time that she would give either .5 or 1 cc this next time. So I am going in trying for AT LEAST a 1 cc add!

TJ said...

Hopefully the next fill will get you there!! I have a little over a week until my next fill and I really hope feel something this time! We will all get there, but I agree I really wish someone had explained how long this would be. I though a few weeks not a few months!!!!

Debi said...

I'm so glad to know that I am not the only one that feels like it would have only been a few weeks!!! Good luck on your next Fill!!

The Former Fat Girl said...

Hey there lady ! I know it's hell isnt it but it truly is a game of patience...which I of course have NONE !! But keep on the plan and it will all fall into place

Debi said...

Thank you!! I am trying to keep the patience!