Thursday, April 21, 2011

Top Ten Signs It is Time for a Fill-Even After Goal

1. Beef? No problem
2. Muffin Top has made a Reappearance
3. I can chug a lug a coffee in the morning after eating.
4. My slacks are so tight that I need to change them after work
5. The scale has passed the scary threshold
6. I am hungry
7. Even my wildest rationalizations as to why I shouldn't get a fill have gone hollow (more fruits and vegetables but...seeking snacks like a heat seeking missile constantly-summer vacation easy eating but wont be able to fit into my vacation clothes).
8. I had a bout of panting on staircase flight three.
9. when I was once thinking I needed new smaller tshirts I am not worried I need larger ones.
10. I failed the grilled cheese test (1 whole sandwich eaten with ease)

Another random you all remember the feelings of failure you experienced pre-band? or even post-band for some I suspect. Well...I am feeling those feelings. That out of control when every attempt to gain control of my eating desires and behaviors seems to end in a big fail. I hope a fill will help me get back on. I hope that I feel this way not because I have somehow figured out how to eat around my band but because somehow my stomach has changed or I have fluid evaporation or whatever rationalization it takes for there to be a good reason for this fill.

I am calling to make another appointment tomorrow...and no cancellation allowed!


Jody said...

That is one of the things about the band that I thought would work best for me vs bypass/sleeve. I liked the fact that I could get a tuneup without having to face a costly revision surgery. A fill is much less painful and much cheaper. Good luck to you on continued success.

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Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Tina, I think we are going through the same thing! I am scheduled for a fill on Monday. Hope you get a fill very soon.

Sandy Lee said...

I agree with your checklist for needing a fill. Go forth and get one!

I especially like the grilled cheese test. It's my go-to food when I need something quick but usually can only manage 1/2-3/4 when I'm in my green zone. Can eat a full one right now so I'll be meeting you at the filling pump soon. And DO NOT buy those larger shirts. You have not failed in any way, shape or form. The brain needs to be reminded of that somedays.

The Cozy (not crazy) Coconut said...

I think you definitely need a fill! Go get it done and start to enjoy the benefits of moving in the right direction again!

Cassie said...

Interesting post as at the moment as a newbie, I'm trying to figure out if I have enough fill or if I still need more - reading your signs has helped. Thanks :) Hope your fill goes well!

Robin said...

Hey Tina, I'm pretty much there with you. I have an appt for next Thursday. At best, I'll get a bit of a fill; at worst, I'll be checking in with my doc for the first time in 11 months. Either way, it is probably time!

Linda said...

Make the call Tina. You are not a failure by a long shot, but you know your own signals you need a fill. Good luck!

Amanda Kiska said...

I hear your bicycle calling you on this beautiful day!

Lyla said...

That's the beauty of the band, right? Fill time for sure.

Debi said...

I agree with you and the others, you probably could use a Fill...I wish that I was at goal and worrying about this...!!! LOL