It’s hard to believe that 2 months have past since my surgery date. I have plateaued in my weight loss over the past 3 weeks. I have bounced between 215 and 220 pounds. I decided to report my weight as it was this a.m. I am at 219 pounds. That is a 39 pound loss since early June. I set a goal of being at 218 today and fell short of that goal by 1 pound. I have lost 38% of my pre-op excess body weight; which is a 16% loss of excess body weight since my surgery.
I am terribly in need of a lapband fill. I can just about eat anything I want which is an issue. My weight loss stayed put mostly because of my daily exercise and somewhat following a bandster diet. For the weight loss to pickup, there is no doubt that I need the restriction of a tighter band. This Friday I go in for my 2nd fill. I hope that it does the job. I do however know that many people need 3 or 4 fills before it becomes effective. I want that time where I solely rely on my change in habits and exercise to be minimized. I don’t trust myself to make the proper decisions. I guess I paid for the band to help me and am expecting it to do its job. I’ll do my part in this partnership, but it needs to do its job also.
In terms of non-scale victories (NSV), a term used by lapband patients, I am doing very well. I feel good exercising and am more active. I am wearing much smaller sizes of clothing. People notice the change in my appearance and compliment me. I am off of my diabetes medication and my blood pressure is the lowest it has been in many, many years. I am just ready to see some more pounds come off when I get on the scale.