I saw Dr. Debord yesterday afternoon, I had not seen him since August. He was very happy with my progress since my fill. He said that I am doing all of the right things to stay the course. 75.5 pounds down!!!!!!
He also talked to me about my hunger between meals, as I have very good restriction. He told me since I am only able to eat about 1/2 cup of food at a meal, that he has no problem with me adding a couple of protein snacks during my day. In fact, he told me that he wants me to be sure that I do. He advised me with the band, one of the worst things you can do is get overly hungry, then you will make poor choices, and end up either overeating, eating around the band all together, or piecing throughout the day. I DO NOT need a fill, and he reminded me that being too tight it dangerous!
I do not have to see him again until December and he said he would be happy if I just lost another 20 pounds, and I said LIKE HELL, that would only put me just under 200 pounds, and that is no where near my personal goal. He smiled and said well, it will make me happy because you will be 100 pounds down then and we will have accomplished what our band procedure set out to do.
I have every intention of meeting his goal and my own by December! I plan on working very hard all year long to get there, I know that I can do it.
I also spoke to the nutritionist and the nurse who oversees the support groups and they would like me to start leading the LapBand group again. They were especially interested in my Blogging here, and how that has helped me. They would like me to do a presentation to the entire Bariatric support group next Monday evening on blogging and it's benefits.
I am proud of my blog, and the support that I get from it. So I am happy to share this with others who are contemplating or are already on the journey.
I think that is it for now. Studying is taking up most of my free time for the next 7 days!