Thursday, August 26, 2010

8 days post-op

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 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.


  1. And your life is better. Thanks for following me. I'm following you too :-).

    You are so right about the walking. I didn't have a problem with gas because I was determined not to (banded Aug. 10, 2010). I walked, walked, and walked until I couldn't starting the day I went home from the hospital.

    Looking forward to following you on your journey.

  2. 15 pounds down! That's tremendous! Congtrats!

  3. Congrats on your progress so far!!

    That thisiswhyyourefat site is evil. I too could have scarfed down many of those concoctions pre-banding, in their entirety. Not the sugar bombs, but some of the others for sure. The band is exactly what those of us with serious portion control issues need. A "binge" for me now is being able to eat 2 cups of food instead of 1. Yay for the band!

  4. Great loss, well done. Glad that the gas is better now.

  5. Hello thank you for following me. Just wanted to stop by and say hi.

    15 lbs down thats awesome!

  6. Hey, thanks for following me. Can't wait to hear more from you. 15lbs down is so great!!