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Lisa's Gastric Band Diary - Week 15

This week Lisa deals with the return of her appetite, having to use her willpower more than expected!

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It's been a tricky week for Lisa. Having to use willpower and dealing with the frustration increasing hunger and cravings. Bring on fill number three!

Hi everybody! So I'm now three weeks post second fill, and unfortunately it's not actually been a good week for me this week. My appetite has come back with an absolute vengeance, and I've had to use so much willpower, it is unbelievable. I could've quite easily eaten what I did pre-op. I don't know whether it's kind of like my body kicking in, realizing that it's not getting as much as it was before. I've really had to try this week to be good. I've not been on the scales. I think my goal of three to four-pound weight loss this week, I don't think that’s going to happen because my portions have been a lot bigger. 

I was really worried as well that things were going to get stuck but I was still chewing a lot, as I would do before. It's just the amount I was eating was a lot more so I when I do weigh myself I wouldn't be surprised if I've maintained or even gained this week. However, in the grand scheme of things, if I look at the fact that I've been on this journey for well over three months - coming up to four months -  it's been very good. This is probably the first hurdle that I've actually come across and it's not something that I can't overcome. Although it is doing my head in, and it has been doing my head in all last week. I know that it's just going to be the case of using will power, take a breath, and just not getting worked up. I've said it before, two fills is not enough for me. I do need maybe three or maybe four, but when I come to that again it's just one of those things working around it and seeing where I am. So yeah, It's not been a brilliant week but it can't get any worse. I'm really really frustrated however I'm not going to let it get me down. I am going to you know carry on working towards it and you know. I do have a goal in mind. I'm not going to let this get in the way so hopefully next week things will be a little bit better and you know things will have calmed down a bit. In the meantime, I'm just going to carry on with what I'm doing. Use will power just try not to do anything silly and then hopefully things will get in check for next week. So I shall pop in to see you all again next week and hopefully things will be a little bit better. I see you all soon. Bye.

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