Today marks two weeks since my second lap band surgery. I have just finished my second week of liquids and when I stepped on the scale this morning I weighed in at 205. This means I have lost 15 pounds over the last three weeks. I will be on liquids for one more week. I have continued walking two miles, five days a week. All of my soreness is gone now. I feel really good other than getting a bit tired of liquids and some occasional fatigue. I am now out of my size 18 and back into my size 16 clothes.
I start back on solid foods on August 14th and then have another three to four weeks to go until I can get my first fill. This will be a challenge in that I need to focus on keeping my portion sizes small so I don’t slide back on the weight I have lost.
I am so glad I decided to get this second lap band when I did because if I did not take the plunge for the second time I’m fairly certain I would have gained the majority of my weight back. So instead of having to loose 45 total pounds now, I would have been saddled with having to loose 80 to 100 pounds if I put off my decision.
The following is a quick history of my weight starting from my first my first lap band.
First lap band surgery 10/07
2/06 Avg Weight -- 160
10/06 could not get fill put in
12/06 Weight -- 175
Feb Had band taken out, Weight -- 185
7/16/08 week before second band surgery; Weight -- 220
7/23/08 day before surgery; Weight -- 212
7/24/08-lap band surgery day
8/6/08-Liquid diet for 2 weeks; Weight 209
8/12/08 Still on liquid diet; Weight 200