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My Lapband is on my stomach not my mind.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Since having the lapband, I know to only use it as a tool. But the mind doesn't have one. So I had to change my mind to remember to follow the lapband rules.

Since I am at my "sweet spot" with the tool. I have had to learn to be there in my thoughts.
It is no different than knowing that my checkbook has just a certain amount of money in it. And that I can not spend more than I have. So with the lapband tool, I have to remember that my pouch (where the lapband is) has just so much room. If I forget that I might get sick and stuck. Getting sick and stuck is painful and is not a smart thing to do. So I have to measure my food before I even put it on my plate. emoticon emoticon
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  • BEAUTIFULLYMADE
    Your doing great seems like. My doc and I are working on getting to my ideal fill, he said it will take some time to get there. I just had my second fill last thursday but I don't really notice a difference with the amount of food or how long I stay full. I struggle with getting to the point where I really know my limits, seems like I can't just measure because it depends on the texture of the meat i'm eatting or how it's cooked. I can eat more fish, than chicken for example. The plates I eat off of are tea cup saucers. My friends and family thinks it cute.
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    3192 days ago
  • GRAMMACATHY
    Love the comparison. Best wishes for keeping that brain lap band in place. emoticon
    3193 days ago
  • LJCANNON
    emoticon A Brain Lapband would be FABULOUS!!!
    3194 days ago
  • CHUBRUB3
    Awesome!
    I have to remind my mind of this too.
    Hugs,
    Angela

    3194 days ago
  • KICK-SS
    My dear friend who had lapband a couple of years ago says the very same thing as you! And she has to really watch it, some things go down so easy... (ice cream, sweets, etc.) She's done really well tho, down about 100#. I'm so proud of her, she's struggled for so many years.

    And the bariatric dr.'s at the hospital all say the same thing, it fixes the belly, but not the mindset. And she does struggle sometimes!
    3194 days ago
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    Good luck and keep us posted on your progress! emoticon
    3194 days ago
  • CASE4GRACE
    I love the checkbook analogy! We always have to be mindful so we make good choices. I always say my battles are won and lost in the mind. Thanks for the great blog!
    3194 days ago
  • GOPINTOS
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team

    3194 days ago
  • LITTLETEAPOT17
    That's right Ilene. I measure everything I eat. 4 or 5 oz s of protein 4 ozs of veggies. Period. If I don't do that, my brain and my eyes looks at the food and always goes over.
    When I measure, I eat what's there and I'm done and full too.

    Very wise words. emoticon
    3194 days ago
  • MDGARDENGIRL
    Wise words my wise friend. Losing fat and gaining muscle is so much more than the physical and the food. It is a mind game. And that is harder to conquer than all the rest.
    3194 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    I know my knowledge is so very limited on lapbands, but I know about our minds.
    My best to you and working with your two tools :-)

    Hugs,
    Erin
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    3194 days ago
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