Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 7 Slowly it goes - Intro to Mushies

According to my Surgeon, Prof Paul O'Brien, I refer to his book The Lap Band Solution, to guide me into 'Mushies' phase. Not wanting to rush, I began today with one Weet Bix heavily soaked with no fat milk, and a little raw sugar.  Let it sit for 5 minutes, then ate very slowly.
So, that has gone down well, and I'm pretty pleased it did, I just did not want an Up n Go for brekky this morning. I have also been 'bound' for 2 days, and am considering taking Metamucil this afternoon to try and get things 'going' again.

My daughter ate a Caesar salad for lunch today, and it looked awesome, but I just have no inclination to eat anything other than what I am supposed to. You realise to go through this surgery, and as I had to self fund, the total cost was over $12K, you get in firmly in your head that everything you wanted is right here, right now, and only you can make it work, there is no one, no thing, to impair the road to losing weight and gaining health.

For lunch I am having an Optifast shake, and Dinner will be soup, just exercising caution during this transition phase. I have been crunching down a sugar free boiled lolly when I felt like chewing. It does make a difference in the 'Head' battle.
I haven't felt the "What have I done" for the last 3 days or so now, which when reading other Bandits blogs is apparently a common reaction. The wounds are healing nicely, and no longer itch, which is fantastic!

My Partner is off to Sydney for a couple of days, and Mum is staying with us until Wednesday. Will be nice to have her around, I have been climbing the walls staying at home after the Op. I can't believe how supportive Chris has been throughout all this. He cooks beautiful meals for my Daughter, who is not cursed with her Mum's obesity, and has run off to the shops anytime we need anything.

I am blessed!


  1. Glad things are going well.

  2. welcome to blogland and life of a la vida banda loca!

  3. I found your blog through Stephanie's! Great job on sticking to your diet, it's hard but you're doing awesome! Feel free to come and check out my blog http://beingawinnerbybeingaloser.blogspot.com

  4. Glad you're doing well. Just found your blog and can't wait to watch you progress. -BG
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