So here's what I was met with...I need to start measuring my food. I admit, I've been "eye"ing it. Thinking I could tell by sight. As well as thinking that my stomach would tell me once its full. WRONG! I know thats wrong. Fact is, I haven't been measuring since I got this thing. I was depending on this band to do it all. But fact remains, I can still eat breads, rice, cereals....basically whatever with very little problem. The only good thing about the band is it has kept me off soda's for the past year. Which is probably where I lost most of my weight. But now I'm relying primarily on juice, tea, coffee. Still not getting enough water in. Still not exercising. Just not following the rules of the lap band.
Here are the 10 Rules of the Lapband:
- Eat only three small meals a day
- Eat slowly and chew thoroughly (15-20 times a bite)
- Stop eating as soon as you feel full
- Do not drink while you are eating
- Do not eat between meals
- Eat only good quality food
- Avoid fibrous food
- Drink enough fluids during the day
- Drink only low-calorie fluids
- Exercise at least 30 minutes a day
So seeing all this, I know I need to become familiar once again with the basic rules of the lap band. Oh and measure EVERYTHING! I know I'm not suppose to be eating more than a cup of food at one meal. And I know "eye"ing it is definitely allowing me to overeat. Which in turn, is defeating the purpose of this all.
Too bad they couldn't do something to switch off the stuff in our brain thats really causing all this. Its so hard to change bad habits.
But after that visit on Monday and leaving crying......yes, crying. I had no choice but to admit it is ME that is sabotaging myself. Yes, a lot of bad things have happened this year. But I can start over...so with 2010 ending, I'm throwing the old out and getting myself back in motion to losing the rest of this 100 lbs.