Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The first fill....

Hey all...

Sooooooooooooooo I got my first fill yesterday.... After waiting in the office for over 1hr 15mins... I go in and he gets me set up... I stand in front of the fluroscopy machine and he takes a peak at my insides.... Then he gave me some contrast to drink and we watched it run through the band... He then had me sit on the edge of a chair with my feet elevated and he injected me with some fluid... The prick hurt a bit but he talked me through it, so it wasn't so bad...

I then stood up with the needle hanging out of my belly and I drank more contrast while he monitored it on the screen. He said it was going through slower, but I really couldn't tell.... Anywho's, he put a band aid on me and said see ya in 4weeks....
Today is day two and I don't feel any different. I know I am suppose to be on all liquids but I had no trouble getting eggs down. My doctor advised I should not monitor my calories, he just wants me to focus on 30 carbs or less per day. He explained that he is the professional who has seen this process from many angles and his most successful patients consume 30 carbs or less per day.... Sooooo, back to the low carbs I go... Eek!

I guess since I have PCOS the lack of carbs in my diet will be helpful, it may help to combat the PCOS and aid in a more productive weight loss.

Hubby and I went to the beach and walked yesterday. We didn't go as far on this walk as I had a bit of discomfort but I was still able to get in about 8500 steps yesterday. My goal is to be at the 10K steps per day, but it is a work in progress.

I have committed to using my fitness pal, but I put in a question on the site to see if I could change the settings to focus on carbs instead of Calories..... I will wait to see what comes back.

I hope all is well with you and yours and I greatly appreciate all of your comments from the last blog...

Tata for now...



  1. Congratulations on your first fill

  2. Congrats on first fill...I just had mine today too!

  3. Congrats on your first fill. I didn't feel any different either. I really didn't after my second either. It is amazing how doctors are sooooo different. I have PCOS too and my Dr. told me not to worry about carbs but to stay inbetween 900-1200 cal a day and at least 65g of protein a day. I never have watched the carbs. But now that you say that I might adjust myfitnesspal to see what my carbs are a day. Why not experiment? What do I have to lose but weight!

  4. You can definitely change it so carbs are your main focus, but honestly... I wouldn't put much stock in how many carbs you consume. We need those! What we should be focusing on is getting at least 70 grams of protein in per day. Focus on that, and the carbs will be low naturally. :)

  5. I agree with Ronnie. I find it a lot easier to focus on the protein than the carbs. It probably took me about 4 fills before I felt significant restriction

  6. Glad your first fill went well! It will take a few times to start to notice a difference.