Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Got my 2nd fill yesterday
My experience afterwards, eating the soup, was very different than before. My stomach actually hurt - had sharp pains - while my stomach was trying to digest the food. I also noticed a lot more burping and gas pains than I've ever felt. Is that normal? Is this a side effect to having a tighter band? I hope this is perfect for what I need to eat only a cup of food at a time. I know that I need to eat less if I want to lose more. And before I could pretty much eat as much as I wanted it just took me longer.
I think that is a key component that I'm missing. On the weekends I am grazing and the band does not stop you from grazing. The band did slow me down - way down- and I was eating less. But there were times it seemed my band was wide open. That is what I wanted to stop b/c I knew it was where I was consuming excess calories. I am eating a Chobani greek yogurt, I've eaten about half of the 1 cup container, and I feel the food not exactly going down quickly. I am burping a lot. I feel full but my stomach is churning and is creating the burping. At least I don't feel pain in my stomach like I did yesterday. There is no way I could eat anything solid right now and I know it. There is no way I'm going to finish this yogurt either. I think this is just part of the swelling expected right after a fill and I expect that it won't always be this way. I'm focused on protein b/c I was so tired yesterday and I went to bed early b/c I had no energy. This yogurt has 14g total protien, so I probably got about 7g. I'm planning on an Atkins shake for lunch b/c I need to finish those up before I buy more of the ones I prefer (Premier Protien) from Costco.
I need to get to the gym today but with the big project date looming this coming Sunday and BusyBee's birthday Saturday - I'm using my lunch hour to finish the birthday activity I have planned. And I was so busy yesterday, I didn't even take a lunch so I'm a day behind. Anyway - I'll make this work and I can't wait for her party Saturday.
I can't wait to start losing weight! I feel like it was the right thing to do and I DO have restriction like I've never had before. Does my restriction sound right to you guys? Is this what its supposed to feel like?