Just wanted to fill in what's been happening these last two days. First and foremost, I managed to survive two dinners out. Yes siree, I did it! I managed to eat a few small forkfuls of salad and 1.75 raviolis at the one dinner. I know, I was living dangerously (trying salad and pasta at only a week after my surgery) but I didn't want to blow my cover. I chewed everything so well, no blender could have outdone me...lol. I was a little freaked out, walking on the wild side with no safety net, but I'm glad I did it. I feel human again. I also feel really proud of myself for having the courage to try, and for stopping before I got that full feeling. If this band is going to be a part of me then it has to fit into my life. I love the fact that you can tell when you are starting to approach the full mark. This is going to be a critical factor to my success. Very cool.
Today was my first day back to work and it was crazy! I worked my butt off and I loved every minute of it. Someone who hadn't seen me in awhile even noticed I had lost weight and complimented me on it! It was heavenly to hear those words. I floated around all day after that. By the end of the night though, I was tired. I have to keep reminding myself not to overdo it. Funny though, when I got home, instead of being physically tired like I would be usually, I wasn't. I am now down 28 lbs and I can really tell the difference in my body. My knees aren't sore, my back isn't tight, my hip doesn't hurt...it's amazing what a difference the weight loss has made.
The one thing that has been challenging, has been drinking enough water. I want to drink it. In fact, I am dying of thirst, but I just can't take in as much as I want to. Part of it is I want to gulp it all down at once but I have to learn to sip it over longer periods of time. I am going to work on this. Maybe a water bottle with straw would help.
Bedtime now...did I mention I am sleeping better too. I must sound like I just discovered electricity, but wow...what a change this band is effecting in my life already. I wasn't expecting things to start moving this fast. It's a great ride though...better than anything Disney could come up with...lol.