Lab-Band Weight Loss

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My first fill...

I got my first fill yesterday... he numbed the area first and it was not painful at all. He had me drink water while I was getting the fill and once the water stayed in my throat and was blocked from going down he took a little out so the water could go down. He repeated the same procedure to make sure its the right amount. Before I left I had to drink another cup of water and it went down perfectly fine. Have to stay on liquids for 2 days and then 2 days of mushy food.

Unfortunately my surgeon did not want to tell me how much of a fill I got because he does not want me to think about it. As much as I would like to know how much of a fill I got it is probably best for me not to know because I would constantly compare it to other bandster's fills.

He also told me that my insurance company will pay for 1 fill per month which is great and to come for my next fill as soon as I can eat more food than the size of 2 decks of cards.

Yesterday morning I could not help it and stepped on my (evil, mean, lying) scale again and to my surprise it showed a 1.5 lbs loss. This brings my total weight loss to 19 lbs and with 4 more days to go until my 1 month bandiversary I want to reach the 20 lbs mark.

Even though my scale frustrated me on many occasions during the last 4 weeks I really have to look at the big picture and allow myself to celebrate the fact that I have lost almost 20 lbs in 1 month... and the best thing about it is, that they will never come back.

Okay my fellow bandsters... grab a bottle of water and say Cheers to our weight loss. :-)


  1. Cheers!!!!! Way to go. It probably is a good idea not to know how much fill you have...interesting.

    I am right there with you, 19.4 lost in 5 weeks. I just want that 20!!!!

  2. I happen to have my water bottle right here. Cheers to us and our first fill, mine is two weeks from today!

  3. Wow, 20 lbs in a month...that's incredible! I kind of like your surgeon's approach to keeping you in the dark about fill amounts. I think everyone tends to compare themselves to other bandsters, not knowing gives you one less thing to worry about/compare with others...hmm I might do this when I get the band.

  4. When he did not want to tell me the fill amount I was disappointed, but now I am very fine with it. I guess everyone is different anyway and needs different fill amounts to feel restriction. I guess in my case it is best not knowing because I would constantly compare myself to others. Today I stepped on the scale again and it showed 274.8 which makes it a total loss of 20.2 lbs... I am very happy but will not update my ticker until tomorrow because I want to make sure the scale still shows the same loss.

    Thank you for your comments, they really keep me motivated.

  5. Oh I am so excited for you!!!! I am 4 months out and let me tell you the scale can be very frustrating at times! My suggestion is to not measure yourself until the scale isn't budging, then at least you can see something that will lift your spirits!! Good luck sweetie I can't wait to see your continued progress!!!!!