I mean to post yesterday for my 1 week, but I just got so busy. I wanted to say that I am pretty much over the gas...finally. I was not able to walk much the first few days because of heat or rain. On Monday, my husband went with me and we went on an evening stroll for about 1-1/2 miles. The next morning I went to WalMart and walked around for about an hour. It is really, really, really important to walk in the beginning to help get that gas out. I am so serious...one day, the pain in my shoulder was so bad that it was near paralyzing. I was stuck straight in pain. I am glad to be pretty much over that.
I have lost 5 pounds since surgery. I am now a total of 15 pounds down which I am really pleased about.
I was surfing the net the other day. I came across the This is why you're fat website. Sadly, I would eat these foods if I was not banded. I know I would. And it wouldn't be just a taste. I would be going for broke, sopping the plate dry. I did not always have a problem with portion control. It started with my first pregnancy. I took the whole "eating for 2" too literally. I know I can't eat like this now. I longed for many years to not to be so hungry and now I'm not. Before, I could not watch the food network or look through a Schwans catalog without going to the pantry for an accompanying snack. I haven't had that problem. Of course, I am still in the early stages of healing. But, I know my life is different now. I am so happy I did this. I am happy to be banded.