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Lisa's Gastric Band Diary - Week 38

The temptation of the Christmas indulgences are proving hard to resist. Will Lisa achieve her 'size 12 in 12 months' goal?

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This time of year is especially hard for weight loss surgery patients, as Lisa experiences first hand.

Hi everybody, so this week has been a bit of a slow week, I'd say. Starting to feel hunger coming back a bit now, so I think I am going to definitely need that fill. I've been able to eat bigger portions and as well. It's that time of year. I've been eating things I really really shouldn't have been eating. Obviously I've not gone silly with it but I have been eating chocolates and sweets and all those Christmas foods that aren't healthy. So yeah, it's not been a loss week, put it that way.

I've maintained which I'm actually really surprised about. To be honest I did actually think that I was going to have an increase. I did think was going to put on this week, but I've not so obviously that's a bonus. But yeah Christmas isn't even here yet - I mean it's only a couple of days away - but I'm just going to have to be sensible. I think as well the fact that I am actually able to eat more now is just kind of reinforcing me thinking that, in a way, I'm going to need that next fill. So that's the plan, get another fill. The thing is with this band it's an amazing tool, it really is but there's only so much that you can do and although my willpower levels have gone sky-high compared to what they were, I think at certain times of year - not that it's a necessity to do it - but I think you can just get wrapped up in the moment and that's what I've done. When I've been round to friends and family and obviously there's a lot of Christmas meals where you meet up and everything that's available isn't necessarily the healthiest, so what I have found myself like picking these things and as I said it's been a bit of a tricky week and I'm sure next week and probably the week after with it being New Year and also my birthday, it's going to be the same thing. But it's like I said as long as it's as long as it's moderate and I don't be silly with it there's always the opportunity to just kind of back up a bit and have a bit of a detox if you want to say. I mean I've already said in my resolution for next year is going to be a size twelve by the time I hit 12 months, so I've got until the end of March. I think once January kicks in I'm probably going to do a bit of a bit of a reshuffle and hopefully when I've got this fill that's going to help as well and I can kind of settle back into more healthy eating habits. But as I said I'm not being silly with it but I'm struggling. I am really struggling and this is the thing when you do find yourself in those kinds of social situations it's not always as easy to think 'Oh well I just, I'll just have a salad' or 'I'll just do this I'll just do that' it doesn't always work like that. But as I've said, I've not put on I have maintained so although it's not ideal, I'm happy with that. So, that's this week.     

Next week I want to say it's going to be better and I'm going to have a loss, but realistically I don't know think that's going to happen. I think of a maintain next week I'll be really happy with that and then New Year, fresh start and I'm going to get my, going to pull my socks up, and get my healthy eating head back on again and forget about the celebrations and heroes and everything else, that’s been waved in front of my face this time of year. So yeah as I said it's not been a fantastic week but I've maintained it's been alright. Christmas indulgences definitely have impacted any attempt to the weight loss this week but to deny yourself, I've said it before, does more harm than good and as I said I've not been daft with it. I've been okay so, hopefully next time things will change. So that's it for be for this week. I'll speak to you all next week and have a happy Christmas! Bye!


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