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My accomplishments with the mean old scale....

Saturday, June 1, 2013

A low... And a question for the pro's.

and it is not in weight.  I have been feeling a bit low of mood lately.  I think it is the weather and possibly the time of year.  School will soon end for my six kiddies and I am back working.  I am just worried about how to keep them busy all summer so they do not get bored and pick on each other.  Last summer we kept really busy camping.  I really liked that.

I also have a new job.  I started at the local hospital.  I am the Aboriginal Patient Navigator.  I love my job.  It is a lot less stressful then child protection.  The one thing I struggle with is working 5 days a week.  I would really like to work only 4 days a week.  It would really help.

Lapband wise I am doing ok.. It seems to be a constant fight on keeping the weight off and trying to get down another 25lbs.  I really do struggle with this.  I had a fill a couple weeks ago but it was a very small one (.1cc).  I have to do small fills or I have problems.

I do have a question though,  in the evenings my band does not like to have anything after 8 pm or it does not go down.  I do not have heartburn.  I do not cough in my sleep but in the day time I can eat anything.  My dr is worried that if we go much tighter I will get heartburn.  I just would really like to cut my portions down.  Any suggestions.

Thanks and have missed all of you..

1 comment:

  1. Michelle - that's odd! Although I'm not banded anymore, I always dealt with a tight band in the morning that got looser throughout the day...with the most looseness happening at night. I'd have to fight self-control to not overeat after 8pm!

    Lemme tell ya, though, getting so tight (or having your band slip) to the point where you have heartburn is NO FUN. You absolutely don't want to get to that. Is it easy to make quick appointments with your doctor? Perhaps you could get a fill, then be prepared to go in a week later for a slight unfill if necessary? I know that finding the "green zone" could be as small as a 0.1mL difference in the band!