First, I don't think I've mentioned it before, but I sometimes get consumer test products to test /provide feedback to companies -- and guess what arrived today for our family to test?
Goldfish soft brownie cookies. Why did it have to be chocolate?!
I also had another pkg waiting for me - I purchased a goal bathing suit from Lands End! Its a great terracotta color for me (when I'm tan - not now when I'm basically transparent, I'm so white!) When I get a little bit of color it will look nice. I want to wear it on our tropical trip in June. **I can't seem to get the picture to work so I'll have to take a pic and post it later.
So, onto how things are going with the band...
I really am figuring this thing out! I keep going back to something Gen commented on my recent posts and I also know she's talked about on her blog before.
Its this: Don't test the band to see how much can eat, test it to see how little you can eat and still not be hungry.
I've been taking this approach and its definitely helping me. Its a paradigm shift - for sure. But all this time I've subconsciously and consciously thinking about this band and how its supposed to limit me from eating, looking for fills to limit how much I'm eating, testing the band to see how much I can get away with comfortably. Instead this week, I'm seeing how little I can get away with and still be balanced and healthy and not feel hungry. Some nights are better than others - but I feel more calm about it all. I'm not feeling that desperate feeling of limitation.
I did weigh myself today - I'm 207.5. I wanted to see a loss but I've had a head cold and haven't been consistent with exercising and I did go out last night for drinks after work with the girls. So I'm ok with it. And I feel good about continuing forward with my new mental approach to the band.