There has to be a certain amount of patience with the
band. Just read some of the profiles out there. Most bandsters all go
through a phase where where they wonder why they haven't dropped number
weeks or even months after surgery pounds and they go on to beat
themselves up for doing the surgery. Visit the "Success
Stories" page and read some of the profiles. You may be surprised to
find that many many bandsters have been where you are.
To help ease your mind of the anxiety you are feeling right now. Take a
moment to do the following exercise:
- Find some place quiet and peaceful
- Have a notebook and pen handy.
- Write down you goals for the next week. Everything
that you can think of EXCEPT how much weight you want to see gone on
the scale. Maybe start with something like "eat a fresh piece of fruit
for breakfast everyday, find a friend to walk around the neighborhood
with, tell my kids how much I love then everyday before school and
bedtime, count my calories, fiber and protein intake, jot down every
morsel of food that goes in my mouth, call my parents, look at the
help wanted ads see if anything looks good."
- When you are done with that start a list of your
goals for the next Month that aren't on that list
- The the next year not on the previous two lists.
- Then tape it to your fridge. You will be very happy
with yourself when you look back in a year and realize you met all of
those goals which in turn lead you to lose weight . Not by counting a
number but by focusing on everything BUT the number TO attain
Pay no mind to the scale that's your doctors job, EVERYTHING else
is up to you!