7 month lapband post-op report

This week I am 7 months post-op from my lapband weight loss surgery. The band and I are mostly friends most of the time. This past month I dropped another 5 pounds and weigh-in at 202 pounds. People say I am looking slimmer. I am finally admitting that to myself. I have been very critical of my weight and progress these past months. The fact is that I am still considered obese but am closing in on overweight. Wow, Isn’t that a sorry case that I am just about to be considered overweight.

My rate of weight loss is not up to the point that my surgeon believes it should be. A good loss is usually 1 ½ to 2 pounds a week. I have been trying to figure out if it is my habits that are slowing it down. This Friday I have my monthly surgeon visit where we discuss my fill level and need for an adjustment. I am torn on whether to get more fluid and tighten the band or add some more discipline to my diet and exercise routine. Right now I have some slight issues when I eat certain foods. I am hoping I can control and eliminate these episodes. I am willing to give it a try if he recommends it.

I am so anxious to reach 199 pounds. I can’t recall the last time I was less than 200 pounds. I know it must be somewhere around 18-19 years ago. My goal is to make it happen by March 1. Wish me luck!

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