I think the real problem is... drumroll please..... huge, show-stopping revelation here....
Who'd have thought it, eh? Obviously I'd like to blame the band and say 'Wah! Woe is me, my band doesn't work', but it does work. So many of you out there in BlogLand are showing me that being banded is a great tool for weightloss, but my problem is that I haven't yet grasped the fact that it is a TOOL, and not just a magic pill that I swallowed to instantly and painlessly shed the pounds.
The trouble is, I was spoiled when I was first banded - the pounds were dropping off and it felt like I didn't have to do anything to help, the band did all the work and I just sat back and let it get on with its job - hell, that was what I'd paid nearly £7000 for!! But I've been at this same weight for five-and-a-half weeks now, despite having two fills.
So, what conclusion have I reached? Well, it's this: yes, the band is helping me to eat smaller portions at mealtimes (probably not yet small enough, hence I have another fill booked for 19 May), but I now need to help the band - a little bit of quid pro quo so to speak (wow, all those years of learning Latin at school have finally come in useful!) If, as well as a regular day's meals, I eat seven biscuits (cookies) in one sitting, having a cake with my afternoon coffee, a dessert after dinner and a chocolate bar later in the evening is that me helping the band? How can I complain that 'it isn't working' when I am doing my best to cancel out and sabotage the good things that it is doing?
So, now I need to really knuckle down and get this weight moving in the right direction!
In other non-band news: the small boy is now standing up and starting to cruise around the furniture, which is bringing a whole new dimension to his world and ours. Yesterday he was playing with the back door keys and now we can't find them so hubby has to change the lock today as tomorrow we are off on holiday to Devon (scones and cream tea, anyone?!) We are taking our laptop so I may be able to blog while away; if not, I look forward to seeing less of you all when I get back!