Wednesday, 15 June 2011

80lbs Down!!!

I'm contintually amazed by how much the band has done for me and continues to do for me in terms of weight loss. I meant to post on Monday that I'd lost another 1lb, but didn't get round to it and now today, I got on the scales to find another 2lbs had disappeared overnight.

13st 0lbs - 182lbs - BMI 30.3

(a total loss so far of 80lbs; 14lbs to go)

80lbs lost in just under 17 months. WOW!!! Thank you band!!!

The strange thing is that the band is still annoyingly tight; not so tight that I can't eat or drink anything, but still much tighter than it used to be. Why is that? Why would it have got tighter? Should I be worrying about slippage? Or do I simply need a very small unfill? Or, should I just get used to the fact that as I've lost weight my 'upper' stomach has got smaller and so my meals need to get smaller? Any thoughts?


  1. It sounds like you may need a small unfill. You may be retaining water or your stomach is slightly irritated. Or both, or one caused the other. It's a hard cycle to break with out intervention once it starts.

    Congrats on 80lbs lost!!

  2. Congrats on the loss! Awesome! You know I would have thought the same thing about it getting looser, but I know for me, it seemed like my restriction stayed the same for me all the time. I asked my doctor about it and he said that happens and I haven't had any issues! If you feel you may be a smidge too tight, maybe a small unfill would help ease your mind :)