Friday, 30 July 2010

8.5 out of 10

Not my score in the annual biscuit eating competition, but the number of mls in my band. I had another fill on Wednesday afternoon (my sixth, I think, or possibly my fifth - how easily we forget these things!); a 0.5ml fill, taking me up to 8.5mls in a 10ml band. There's not much more room for improvement, is there?! What if this one isn't 'it'? That only leaves me with three more fills before the band is at bursting point! What if I can still shovel in the Jammy Dodgers and KitKat Pop Chocs like they're going out of fashion?!

Having said that, I woke up yesterday morning to find that I'd lost another 1lb, taking me to a new lowest low of
16st 2lb - 226lbs - BMI 37.6
(a total loss so far of 36lbs)

Very pleased! I am definitely noticing the difference with this latest fill, but the old problem of head hunger is still there. To all those experienced bandsters out there - how long does it take for your head to catch up with your stomach?!

Yesterday, Mum and I made the most of the little boy being in nursery and went on a day trip to Oxford. We decided to catch the bus there rather than driving as the bus goes from literally outside the front door; what fun to toddle along on a double decker with the chance to nosey into people's gardens! Oxford was enjoyable, as always, although the tourists (into which group we do not fall, of course!) can be a little trying - there are just sooooo many of them!

I wonder if the slice of carrot cake (which I couldn't eat all of) and the peanut butter cookie (which I could, over two sessions) devoured during our visit had anything to do with the fact that the scales registered 16.3 this morning?! And if what I've eaten so far today is anything to go by, 16.4 will be blinking back at me tomorrow.


  1. I have 8.5cc in my 10cc band. I have been at that level since April, I have lost the majority of my weight since being at that spot. 8.5cc is definetly my sweet spot :) Good luck to you.

  2. I am now just .75 away from a full band. don't sweat it as I have heard you can go beyond the 10cc mark. Like Tamera I lost the bulk of my weight after one particularly perfect fill and the rest have been much smaller jumps over a longer period of time.

    As far as the sweets go-don't sweat them unless you are doing it every day. Once in a while a bit of cake and cookie is not a big deal.

    How is the coffee thing going? I think about you every time I go to Starbucks and say no to my whipped cream. I think the drinks themselves are now holding me back (usually two skim peppermint mochas) and I am trying to sort how to make my Starbucks coffees at home with less calories.