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Hi Roxy

You’re more than welcome hun ๐Ÿ™‚

It definitely sounds to me like you don’t have enough in your band, BUT you will soon get a shock if you get a fill and don’t get slowed down with your eating. You WILL get food stuck far more often and you WILL PB as a result. You won’t be able to eat as much as you eat now and there are likely to be more foods on your not possible list.

It’s not easy, you have to work hard at it, but it does become more a normal way of life, I wouldn’t say second nature, because that’s when you forget to chew enough and your band reminds you who’s in charge ๐Ÿ˜‰ but losing weight is never easy and anyone who ever says WLS is the easy way out, should try living with a band with reasonable restriction for a week and then make that statement! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But it works and I’ve lost over 5 and a half stones in 6 months.

Your sweet spot is the level of restriction that allows you to maintain a loss of 1-2lbs a week – I’ve also heard it referred to as the green zone or the weight loss zone.

If I were you, I would be tempted to have a smallish fill with a view to having another in a couple of months when you get used to being a bit more restricted – it’s pretty miserable being over restricted. There are plenty of bandsters who are happy to live on a liquid/sloppy diet and not even be able to drink in the morning because their restriction is so tight, but personally I think that’s too extreme and not necessarily healthy long term.

The other thing to remember is that as you lose weight, you will lose fat from around your stoma where the band is placed, so you will naturally lose restriction as the lbs drop off, so you will need to have fills on a fairly regular basis until you have achieved your weightloss.

Let us know what you happens and just holler if you need anything ๐Ÿ™‚


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