Gen blogged about the "half cup" at a time vs. calorie counting. Great post - and the 'half cup' at a time is why I chose to get the 2nd fill. I keep reading many success stories where they are eating 1/2 cup per meal and I'm wondering if this is what it will take for me to get the scale moving. That is pretty much what I'm eating right now. I can tell you that its not easy bc I WANT to eat more and enjoy the taste of the food over and over again. But the restriction is definitely stopping me. I still am having issues where I can't seem to burp the air and its turning into gas in my stomach, etc. When I go to bed at night my stomach is bloated from the air and I have gas pains. *sigh* oh the embarassing honesty.....good thing we all understand each other!
Yesterday I was picking up party food for Busy Bee's birthday and they had some really nice Calvin Klein jeans at Costo. Very cute - they went up to size 14. I held up the 14 and thought - can you imagine being able to fit in a size 14 jeans? I just can't imagine. I wore size 14 jeans 4 years ago before I got pg with BusyBee - and I weighed about 198. Amy had a really great post about how many sizes you really drop in the low 200's to 190's. Its so true. I'm 214 and am wearing my size 18's and could wear 16's but they would be tight. I've not worn larger than an 18, even at 235 (it was, of course tight) I wore that size. Once I get down to 210, I'm sure I'll be in the 16's comfortably. I'll need to be in the 180-190's to fit into 14's comfortably, I think. I have absolutely NO idea what weight I'd be to fit into a 12 - I'm guessing 160-170's? I just so enjoy reading other bloggers posts when they change sizes. I really love the pictures too that all of you post b/c it is so inspiring to me and allows me to dream!
Have a wonderful day everyone!!