Monday, August 25, 2008

Restriction Dilemma

Had a fabulous time in Thailand! My eating habits were under constant scrutiny it seemed as my sisters were always asking how come I wasn't eating much. I had a couple of great excuses:
1. It's too hot to eat... always a good one
2. I'm still full from
3. Pretend to snack during the day, always good because there were plenty of snack foods about
4. Soups/Curries were always on the menu and easier to eat than other foods..

I'm back now and I have a restriction dilemma. On one hand my restriction is really limited, and I'm having trouble eating things that I really shouldn't be.. like thick soup, mashed potato, even water/cordial is taking AGES to go through. I'm PB'ing virtually every day, and I KNOW that it's not good for me. I'm worried that my band might slip or something worse like erosion which I know can happen with constant vomiting. On the other hand, I'm experiencing weight loss... always a good thing.. was 85.2kg on the scales this morning! My head is telling me that I need to get some fill removed ASAP, and I think that's what I need to do. Although, my head is also saying that if I just try eating slower, chewing more then I should be OK!! But when I have pressure with drinking fluids I know something's not exactly right. I have an appointment September 10th with my surgeon. I will ask him for some fill to be taken out. Until then I've got to be super careful with my food intake.

OK, that's all from me for now.

LBG xx


mjwdec73 said...

I'm uber jealous of Thailand - so glad you had a good time.

I'm glad you are going to talk to your surgeon about getting some fill out - it sounds like it is getting really hard to function with food.

Diz said...

I'm jealous too. Thanks for the excuse tips...I may need to use those. Sounds like a fab time. I'm glad you'll be talking to the Dr. Better to be healthy.