So, is this what restriction feels like?! I haven’t felt it in so long, I just thought I had an elephant standing on my chest:).
Last Wednesday I got another 0.5cc fill which brings me up to 3.0cc in a 10cc band. Last year I went up to 3.5cc but that ended up to be, OMG, I can’t even drink water tight. Apparently, I am extremely sensitive to fills…why I don’t know. So, after a partial unfill and then my lovely round of gallbladder removal, we are slowly inching me back up. I stayed at 2.5cc for a few months and was losing but here the past few weeks could definitely tell I was pretty lose (I couldn’t eat too terribly much but was getting hungry again almost immediately). I’m not really trying to lose much more weight but figured I would give this one last “weight loss” fill a go before staying somewhere for maintenance.
During my 3 liquid days, I definitely couldn’t tell anything had changed but you can bet I did once I went back on solids. I am now eating half of what I was at 2.5cc even though I wasn’t eating “that” much then. I am also staying full for hours on end. In fact, at work the last 2 days I have almost missed lunch because I was busy and my tummy wasn’t rudely interrupting me. Everything is going down just fine though, so I know I am not overfilled this time. Hopefully it will last for a while, as “technically” I only have 13 more pounds to go. I am very happy where I am though (minus the jiggly bits…those can go), so we shall see. What will be will be…right?!