I had my fourth fill this past Thursday. I saw a different surgeon this time - Dr. Mitchell. He heads the lap-band program for the region and trains new surgeons that come through the program. I liked him. He was blunt and to the point and answered all of the questions that I had. When he was going through my chart and saw how much weight I had lost from last month - I was worried he was going to be disappointed with me. To my surprise, it was the total opposite. I had lost 3 lbs. I wasn't very happy about it, but Dr. Mitchell was. He told me that losing the weight slowly will ensure that I won't ever gain it back. He gave me 0.3 cc's in my band for a total of 4.1 cc's. I feel like I can finally feel some restriction, and I am not hungry for about 3-4 hours after I eat. I am feeling optimistic and know that I am following the right path towards meeting my goal.
My weigh in days are on Fridays - and I was pretty happy this past Friday when I stepped on the scale. I was down 3.6 lbs from a week earlier. I worked hard this week - both on my food and my exercise program. My exercise this week consisted of Kendra's Bootcamp on Tuesday and Thursday, Wednesday I went for another great walk in Fish Creek - came across a mama deer and her baby. I love walking down there - it's so peaceful and it helps me to walk off the stress...Friday I did Damir's bootcamp class - lots of spin bike and upper body stuff...I'm still feeling my upper back muscles this morning - so obviously it was a good workout! My knees are now making scraping noises whenever I walk now. I have an appt with my family doctor - I'm actually feeling a little scared about it....and I'm also feeling a bit frustrated too. I thought that taking some of this weight off would help my knees, but so far, I haven't seen any good results. The osteoarthritis is startng to take over my left knee now too...I guess I will just continue to stay active and keep moving - I hope the doctor can shed some light into this for me. I have something planned every evening this upcoming week - and I'm looking forward to it!
I've been bang on with my food this week too. I've been treating food as fuel - and I'm so proud of myself.
So this week...my goals are:
1. Sip water throughout the day...not just when I feel thirsty.
2. Be active every day
3. Stress...BUST IT...
Have a great one everyone!