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One of my goas this year was to have my band tightened. Brian thinks that I don't need it tightened, that I just need to use it properly. I'm not sure. I'm afraid of making my band too tight again. I spent almost an entire year puking because my band was too tight. I had it loosened, but I've gained 30 pounds this year. Yes, I'm eating like crap and that is a huge part of the problem. But I can (and do) eat a lot more than I should be able to eat with the band. There are conflicting band ideas out there, one states that you shouldn't physically be able to eat more than 1/2 - 1 cup of food at a time, the other says that you'll always be able to eat more than you should and that isn't a good indicator of needing a fill.

So now I'm torn. I'm going to concentrate on following the "bandster" rules and see how that goes. I'm going to revist the idea of a fill in two weeks.

Date: 2012-01-04 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jillchristina.livejournal.com
This is absolutely not an answer to your dilemma but I read this article the other day that you might find interesting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/magazine/tara-parker-pope-fat-trap.htm?_r=2&pagewanted=all

After reading I felt slightly discouraged but also I felt less bad about some of my diet "failures." Fat bodies (often) want to stay fat, despite our best intentions.

Also, I have a few friends who have had pretty good luck losing weight eating a paleo diet. I know you have had luck in the past with Atkins and the paleo diet is low carb as well. But it's also no grains, no beans, no dairy. I've been eating a few paleo-friendly meals and working towards making the decision to eat that way most or all of the time. It's worth taking a look at. If you're interested in any paleo recipes, I've collected a few that I could share.

Whatever you do, good luck. I know how maddening it is to feel like food and weight issues are running your life.

Date: 2012-02-21 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khristle.livejournal.com
What? I never got an e-mail saying there was a reply to my post!

How are you doing with the paleo thing? This is my week that I come up with a game plan. I need to get this weight off. I'm tired and sluggish and feel like a bad mom because I have no energy :(

Date: 2012-02-21 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jillchristina.livejournal.com
I've been doing a modified paleo/low carb diet for the past four weeks. I've lost about 9 lbs. I haven't been "perfect" in my eating but I've done pretty well. I have had treats here and there and I haven't given up alcohol (or coffee). But I'm trying to cut back where I can and am willing to. I've noticed that the less crappy, carb-loaded stuff I eat, the less I crave it. I'm learning to be ok with hunger. It shouldn't panic me because my next snack or meal is really only a short bit away. I'm learning to go without breakfast sometimes. Not to deprive myself but I'm REALLY working on eating when I'm hungry, not when I'm "supposed" to eat. I'm working on moving my body more. Philip and I are starting some basic weight lifting at home as well.

Things I believe would help me lose more: no dairy, no alcohol, no sweetened creamer in my coffee (I'm just not willing to give that up), less nuts. I'm really enjoying finding and trying new recipes. I love to cook and this is a fun challenge.

I went out with a friend for sushi last night. Not really low carb and certainly not paleo (rice is a grain, after all). But I tried to plan my day accordingly and it was good. My mistake came when my friend ordered nachos later in the night. I shared some with her and then I felt SO sick to my stomach. I guess my body is changing! I'm trying to be in tune to how foods like that make me feel. I'm also trying to embrace the fact that it's ok for food to just be fuel. Not every meal has to be THE BEST EVER OMG. Old habits are hard to change but I'm really trying!

Date: 2012-02-21 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jillchristina.livejournal.com
One more thing, about allowing myself to have treats or a drink. I'm not punishing myself for those decisions. I'm trying to be mindful that it's the majority of my actions that count. As long as I don't let the special treats overrun the rest of my thoughtful eating, I'll be ok.

Date: 2012-01-04 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xerhino.livejournal.com
I was skimming and saw the words "my band" and thought, "You're in a band? Neat! Oh." Oops. Well, your character is in a band. :-)

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