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Monthly Check-in



Today was my monthly appointment at True Results. They always have the patients fill out a questionnaire prior to seeing the NP. It asks what your typical meals are, the size (1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1 ½ cups, etc), what exercise you are doing, and so forth. I answered the questions honestly. I am eating 1 to 1 ½ cups per meal and getting hungry between meals.


I am happy to say that I am maintaining my weight of 169 pounds. So I don’t know if it is the head or not.


When I met with the NP we discussed this and she told me a story about how the head messes with us.

She had a transfer patient come in (they always pull all the fluid out of the band to verify the amount on transfer patients). She pulls out the fluid and puts it right back in (doesn’t add or remove any of the fluid). Two days later the patient calls her saying “I don’t know what you did but I have not restriction.” She has the patient come back in (concerned of a leak), pulls out all the fluid out again (the amount was exactly as it was 2 days earlier) and puts it back (again not adding or removing any fluid). Two days later the patient calls her saying “I am so tight I can’t eat anything” Nothing changed as far as the amount of fluid in her band; it was all in the head. lol


I did get a small fill and instructions to get my timer back out and time my bits, put a dime next to my plate for a visual on the size of my bits, and most important, come to the support group on Thursday to help get a hold of this head game I got going on.


Maintains is not a walk in the park!


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Loved this blog,aj.

I like you, have a hard time figuring out if it is head hunger, or real hunger.

I too, need to be better at bite sizes and timing.

Congratulations on maintaining your weight and thank you for sharing your thoughts, so we can learn from them.

You do belong on Success Way!

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You can do it my friend. I am struggling with the same issues. I think I have volume creep... not watching serving sizes closely enough. But enough about me. You are doing great!

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Hi, I havent had my surgery yet so I dont undestand the hunger part but wanted to ask, are you eating protein first? Just curious if you still suffer from hunger pains even when you eat as much protein as they have been trianing me to eat.

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