Monday, August 20, 2012

Thought I had nothing to say....

Then I thought about it.

I'm getting frustrated. REALLY frustrated. I'm a scale addict, I've already admitted that to you. So, when I don't see slight movements I get frustrated. Now mind you I'm happy there have been no gain, but no loses either.

I "know" the average weight loss for a bandster is 1-2 lbs a week. My weight loss has been the following:

25 lbs in pre-op
39 in 13 weeks since surgery

So, I'm averaging 3 lbs a week weight loss, above the average.

Why am I so freaked out every little stall I see? I'm always thinking I'm going to be the fat girl for the rest of my life and that despite having the surgery and doing all this, it's going to be like everything else and still not work. Ever feel like that? It scares me.

I KNOW I have to pick up my game in the exercise dept. my problem is finding the time right now with our family situation. I know once school starts (and I'm not working again-maybe) I can go as soon as they walk out the door. No excuses.

I think one more thing that I am scared about is my band itself. I did a TON of research before I got this thing so I could understand what was going to happen. I feel like I understand well. I am thinking my understanding of restriction is what has me scared. Am I too tough?? I don't feel like I have enough restriction. So, tomorrow I'm getting my last fill for free. I don't want to be over filled, but I do want this band to do its job. But I need to do my job too. Can someone tell my butt to get to the gym more often??!!


  1. I feel you on this. I was around the same rate of loss (actually exceeding a gastric bypass patient!) and lately I've stalled big time and lost much slower. Every time I dipped down in numbers I'd freak. I LOVE to get on the scale every day so...yeah. I have no solutions other than I am trying to remind myself that this isn't a race, this is about a major lifestyle change and we will get there - one pound at a time!

    The best explanation I read somewhere about restriction was this article It made so much sense to think of it as not being RESTRICTION but being satisfied, etc. It's worth a read.

    Good luck!

  2. Get your butt to the gym!

    Seriously...3 lbs a week is fantastic! If you researched the band, then I'm sure you researched other WLS as well and know that banded folks don't lose as fast as the others. It's a marathon, not a sprint. Incidentally, your weight loss is more like a sprint than mine EVER was...even at the beginning. Relax!

  3. Three pounds per week is pretty awesome, actually--it's insanely difficult to get that amount of loss no matter what you're doing, period.

    I understand that it's easy to freak out over every stall, but you have to understand your mental hang-ups and what's really happening isn't the same thing. This is just one of many mental bad habits we get ourselves into. It's easy for us to get caught in cycles of doing things like skipping the gym because we're stressed out, having a bad day, or bored. It's a way of filling oaur different human needs. I'd really encourage you to take a look at the video in my link of Beverly, who lost over 230 lbs. In it, the six different human needs are explained, as well as ways to replace unhealthy habits with better ones. It's not that long, and it's honestly pretty interesting stuff to think about.