Yes, I know I posted earlier. But I decided I have more to say!
I made sure I was following all the blogs of the lovely ladies going to Chicago in the Fall. I realized that there are people that follow me that I FEEL LIKE ARE MY FRIENDS, that I wasn't following myself. Bad Beth Ann! I don't know if I didn't realize they had blogs or what, but yikes! I'm so sorry girls, but that has been rectified and I cannot wait to catch up!
My super roomie Kerri and I have been emailing back and forth a lot to get to know each other. Kerri suggested doing 20 questions and I LOVED the idea. So, I started by asking (and answering myself) 5 questions. Then she responded by answering those questions and asking five more. We have been doing that back and forth for a while and I feel like I know her better than ever! I highly suggest it for anyone that is rooming with someone new. Anyhoo...I heart my roomie!! I can't wait to meet the rest of you. What a fun time we are going to have!!
Listen to your body, people. I say that as someone who has trouble listening to my own advice. Just a couple weeks ago, I was thinking of getting a fill. A couple of nights of slight acid reflux made me rethink it. I can eat almost whatever (bread, etc.) and I don't really have stuck issues. So, when I started full on acid reflux (like sore throat and feeling like I just ate three hours after a meal) a week or so ago, I couldn't imagine that it was band related. I mean, I get hungry a lot...how could it be my band?
But I KNOW that acid reflux means your band it too tight. I also know that there is a part of me that is scared that I will gain weight. But doing the right thing for your band and therefore your body is the right place to start. As I was explaining my symptoms to the doc, she was nodding. I told her that I didn't have any right now, but mostly at night. However, as soon as she took some out (and it was only a tenth of a cc, so hardly any at all) and I felt some relief. Apparently, I got so used to it that I didn't realize that I was having it until it was gone. Beth Ann...for shame, for shame.
Anyway, I can't tell for sure what effect it will have on my hunger, but I know that all I have had today is a cup of coffee and a right-size frozen dinner (sometimes efficiency wins out) and I'm satisifed. In an hour, I'm going to try and drink water. I think that perhaps (and it is something I'm going to watch) I wasn't getting my water in because I was too tight to drink it properly. Don't know for sure.
Anyway, I'm mad at myself for not taking the time to go earlier. But I am glad that I listened to my body in the end. These are the kind of things if not addressed, could have long term consequenses. I don't want to sabotage myself!!
I just wanted to put this out there in case anyone is on the fence. If you are having acid reflux, go to your doc. They will make it better and it doesn't mean you will walk out starving. Listen to your body!! (That means you, Beth Ann!)