Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Well, I came out here a couple times and thought about posting, but then realized there isn't much to post. Today I thought it might be a good idea to share my thoughts on my less-than-what-it-was-fill.

I had been a little bit concerned about having so little in my band. But ultimately when you get to your goal - which I am confident everyone will - you are in a different place than where you were. You don't want to be too tight or too loose, but I do think looser than when I was deep in the battle is good. I am sure - just like everything else - that there are a bunch of perspectives and that ultimately we all have to figure out what works for each of us.

Bottom line though - you still have to make good choices. This is true throughout the entire journey. You can eat around the band, you can make bad food choices, you can still sabotage yourself. You must make behavioral changes. The band is only a tool. It will not get you there without all the other components (working out too is also important).

So, am I happy with my fill. Yes, some days it still feels tight even with the little fill. But what is key is that I am maintaining my weight. I am getting a bit hungry in between meals (3 a day), so I have some almonds or something healthy to take the edge off. It's working, so I am leaving it...and I am down another 1/2 lb. (Remember - Ideally, I'd like to be at 134, but if I don't I am also good with that.)

Official weigh in stats:
Starting weight: 234 lbs
Current weight: 145 lbs
Overall loss: 90 lbs (wow)
Lbs to goal: -5 lbs