08 October 2010

The THRILL of the FILL

It has been exactly 1 week since my last fill.
And what an absolute difference.
I am at 9cc in an 11cc band..
I dropped 3 lbs this week.

I am hitting between 70 to 80 g of protein each day.

Here are some other big differences:
1. 1/2 cup of food is the max for me and not a drop more... I learned this quick.
2. Since I am consuming so much less food volume I have completely focused on protein intake.
3. My 16's are getting baggy (yeah.. that means SHOPPING is in my future)
4. I have noticed that I am not holding water weight at all (maybe its the colder weather ..who knows)
5. NO MORE GRAZING..  I actually have to think about eating.. like "oh.. I better eat something so I can get my protein in.. you silly girl did you forget.. I know you are not hungry.. but you need your protein".

So.. I can with EXTREME confidence say I am definitely at that relished Sweet Spot..
Here is something else to share with you Newbies.. My bandiversary is on October 29th.. So it took me almost 1 full year to get there..
But here is something else to know.. that 50 lbs I have lost are gone FOREVER...
I am totally thrilled that I got the band.. even at my ripe old age..

on the DH update.. got those results today too.. blech!  that's all I want to say.  We will give this another try next month.. As my eyes filled with tears DH grabbed me and said " I AM GOING TO BEAT THIS".

I love him sooo much.

Have a great weekend!!


  1. Barbara, GREAT news on the sweet spot. You've been so patient, and it's finally your turn. You're disappearing before our very eyes.

    Regarding your DH, I've been thinking about you and wondering what the results would be. I'm sorry you didn't get the news you were hoping for, but I'm so happy your DH's spirits are high and his resolve is firm. You are a great team together, and I will keep praying for his full recovery. xoxo

  2. Hi Barbara,
    So happy for you to have reached your sweet spot. I've just had my third fill and I feel as though these last few days have really been wonderful. No snaking, eating about half a glass, and not feeling hungry much at all.

    I've been keeping an eye on my protein intake as I promised and although I haven't been keeping a record of the grams I have noticed that it is making such a huge difference to how long I feel full for. After 3 days I had lost just under 2 pounds, but now I don't know how I am going cause my DH had hidden my scales. He thinks I was becoming obsessed, I have to agree with him a little. LOL.

    Nikki x

  3. So glad you found your sweet spot! I think I am close to mine! I wish!

  4. Barb my heart goes out to you..sending you and your hubby strength!! Congrats on sweet spot! I got a fill today and am looking to be in the green zone once again! So nice to remind your self you need to eat xo

  5. Barbara, I'm thrilled you found your sweet spot and thankful to all of your more experience people to show us and tell us that it just takes time - I really appreciate it.

    I'm so sorry the test results were not what you were hoping for, I will send good, strong thoughts and prayers your families way!

  6. I've been thinking about you tons lately...missing you and wondering how Mark's test results turned out. Sorry it wasn't great news but listen to your hubby...he IS going to beat this.
    So happy about your green zone restriction. I'm not there yet but closer than I've ever been.
    Love you.

  7. I look forward to hitting my sweet spot, I thought i was there but... not yet. I will ask for a fill next month on my visit. I feel myself slip sliding... I have to catch myself before I wreck myself... LOL As for Mark, I am hoping that next month will bring better news. He sounds like a fighter! You'll in my thoughts and prayers. *M*

  8. Oh Barb, I'm sorry DH's test didn't come out the way you'd hoped. His attitude is 90% of the battle though and that says A LOT! I will keep you both in my prayers.

    I am so happy this fill is doing the job for you! I too tightened up after Chicago and feel like I am in the green too! Heres to staying there!

  9. Love the sweet spot. Hope to get there soon with you. And I'm sending out so many positive vibes for your DH. I hope they reach him. We're here for you dear girlfriend.

  10. Barbara-- I'm sorry to hear about DH's results but glad you and he are living with so much hope.
    As for the sweet spot, amen to that! Congrats on feeling great about that and on your progress.

  11. Congrats on the sweet spot and the loss! And for your DH, I will continue to pray! *hugs*

  12. I'm sorry to hear the test results were not what you (and we!) had hoped for. Good thoughts continuing to come your way!

  13. Congrats on hitting the sweet spot!!! My prayers are with you and your hubby!

  14. Geez talk about good news/bad news. Glad your husband is keeping his fight on.

  15. Congrats on the sweet spot. I have my first fill appt on Thursday and I just can't wait to feel anything different.

    So sorry about the test results. Sounds like your hubby has high hopes so keep fighting the good fight. Take care!