02 January 2011

Letting My Heart Sing (a little)

I think I am about to re-enter the band blog world just a bit more.
And it feels good to do so..
Things are not perfect with DH.. but they are moving in the right direction.

So, it gives me a sense that I can actually start to spread my wings and write a post now and then.

So about the band...
I have given great thought about my where I am..
And to refresh your memory.. I have a 11cc Realize band, with 9.5 cc of fill.
And I know for fact that I am totally in my green zone, the sweet spot, I am there.

I know there are alot of comments, questions about how you know..
I have had a few false alarms thinking I was there after prior fills, but honestly this is different.

First I can not say I view it or feel it as restriction.
If you can recall what it felt like the first few days after your surgery that would be a very good comparison.

I never (and I mean this) I never feel hungry.
I felt the same way after surgery for the first few days.
I now have to consciously think.. I need to get something into my body.
I generally have a protein drink, some chili or a piece of chicken or cheese as my food source.
I prefer hot liquids to cold drinks but can drink both.

I do not focus on calories but on protein grams..

One other thought... it really took me a long time to get to this point (13 months to be exact).

Whereas before this last fill, I felt that losing weight took effort (and I am a slow loser).. and now I have been consistently losing 1 to 2 pounds over the last 6 weeks or so..
Yes, I have had a sh*t storm going on in my life.. but still the concept of the band is still in tact..
It still is a matter of calories in and calories out.. no matter what is going on in your life.

So perhaps this will add some perspective for newer bandsters.. or not.. but its my story and I am sticking to it..

Be well and thank you again for all of your kind words.. hugs to all


  1. Oh, the elusive sweet spot! I am happy you made it there! Good to hear the DH is improving a little.

  2. SO glad to see you! Big HUUUUGE hugs!!!! xo

  3. Glad to see you back here and glad things seem to be moving in a more promising direction. Whatever works, come by for support and love. Love and hugs to you!!

  4. So glad you're back, Barb. Excellent news on the weight loss!

  5. ^^^ Above comment is from me, but was signed in as someone else. Sorry about that!

  6. I hope things continue going in the right direction for your family. And it is reassuring for some of us that it took you 13 months to find your sweet spot. I am so impatient! I know it will come, but currently I work every hard for every ounce, and that is not a bad thing, I guess, but sometimes it is frustrating! Best of luck to you!

  7. So glad to hear that things are a bit better with your husband Barbara. I'm sending my thoughts and prayers your way. Glad to hear from you and so glad you're in the green zone!! xoxo

  8. I am so glad you are "back". I miss you and send good vibes your way whenever I hit on your blog. I am not a prolific poster, but a constant reader.

  9. Glad things are moving in the right direction and very happy that you're back!

  10. I have to remember to eat too. When the sweet spot hits it is so nice. Glad you got it. Now I just have to clear the junk out of the house so I stop nibbling the sweets. We're onward and downward in 2011. {{{HUGS}}} back at ya!

  11. SO happy to hear things are starting to move in the right direction for DH!

    Yep, that's the green zone. I had it. Then I got greedy. Then I lost it! Boo!


  12. So glad you are back...I pray for you every day.

  13. So glad to hear from you. Glad things are going in the right direction. Green Zone SWEET!! Sending you hugs! xo

  14. Really happy you are back and so happy to hear things are better. Thanks for your Green Zone description! You sound just exactly right in the middle of GREEN! YAY!