Oh look! It’s another lap band blogger! Do we really need another one of those? Well, yeah. I’ve really enjoyed reading all the other lap band blogs, while I was preparing to have surgery, while going through the horrible post-op liquid diet, the boring mushie phase, and now that I’m recovered. But I never found a blogger in Austin, so I was lacking the perspective of someone who’s dealing with the same struggles, unique to an Austin lap band patient. Mainly: Salt Lick potato salad, Kerbey Lane queso, Sugar Mama’s cupcakes, and Alamo Drafthouse pizza.
I was banded October 26, 2012 at Turning Point Surgery Center in San Antonio. I lost 20 lbs prior to surgery, and have lost 22 lbs since. I currently have 5.7 ml in my 10cc band. Hoping for another fill next week, as I am sadly, not yet in the green zone.
I’m learning new things every day, like exercising isn’t that bad once you get started, that eating like a 5 year-old (or with one) is not fun to enter into MyFitnessPal, and that flour tortillas are seldom my friend.