So my appt was a mixed bag.
I was scheduled for 330 pm. I didn't get called back until almost 430. The surgeon didn't see me until almost 530.
The office nutritionist came to see me while I was waiting, and I was able to talk to her about the things I'm struggling with. She was good about listening and gave me some advice. She wants me to stay under 1500 calories a day, and to stop eating out at lunch so often.
I've gotten bad about eating out like EVERY DAY, and even though I count the calories, I know that the sodium had to be killing my weight loss. So my pledge is that I will limit my lunches out to twice a week and I will go back to packing and trying to walk at lunch like I did before.
Now about my appointment...I only lost 0.2 lbs. In all fairness, I was wearing jeans AND I had some swelling in my leg from my ankle sprain...but I had really hoped for something more...I don't know...better. But it wasn't a gain.
The nutritionist also told me that i should only be eating every 4-5 hours, even if I am hungry between meals. I didn't realize how much I snack. Even though I was having healthy snacks like low fat string cheese and brown rice crackers, it had been working against me.
As for my fill, the surgeon gave me 0.5cc. So now I am at 5.5 in my band. I do have more restriction. I will do my best to make this work over the next month. I'm scheduled to go back on 7/24...which is one day before my 4 month bandiversary.
Last night the ELB and I hit Wegmans before coming home and I stocked up on veggies for lunch next week-red/yellow/orange bell peppers, mushrooms, cucumbers, and zucchini and yellow squash. I plan on making a batch of Unjury chicken Greek yogurt dip and will prep my veggies for the week tomorrow.
I do have a work lunch on Thursday that is mandatory BC we are meeting/entertaining the new VP who is my bosses boss...but I will do my best to stick to plan the rest of the week.
Thank you to those that responded to my last post. I really appreciate the support and advice, and will try to look into that counseling suggestion in the very near future. I've been kicking it around for a while and I think it might be time.