I weighed in at 202 this morning!!! Well, TECHNICALLY 202.8 but hey, I'll take it!!! Getting closer to ONEderland!! YEAH!!
I went to see Dr. Liljestrand yesterday. I just adore my PCP! He is a cutie, but he's very sweet and always listens to me. I hadn't seen him since I thought my incisions from surgery were infected. So, it was about two weeks after surgery. He was really blown away with my progress. He said I looked VERY GOOD and that I looked completely different.....didn't look like the same person.
LOL See why I love the man? He was voted one of the best general practitioners yet again in Albuquerque this year. When I mentioned that to him he just blushed and said he didn't know that until another patient mentioned it to him.
I had to go see him because my insurance company is switching my surgery after-care to a new surgeon!! YEAH!! No more Dr. Frezza!! Before I can meet with this new surgeon, I have to have an upper GI done. Dr. Liljestrand had to order that for me to be done, and it was time to have all my numbers checked. So, next week I will have to have blood drawn. I REALLY hope my diabetes looks better. I quit taking my meds over a month ago and probably shouldn't have. I just felt like the Avandia was holding my weight loss back and the Metformins are just WAY TOO BIG. And YES, I did confess that to Dr. Liljestrand. LOL He said he will soon find out if I will need to start taking them again. ha ha ha ha Hopefully not!
I am very glad that I'm getting the upper GI done. Unfortunately the first available appointment wasn't until 08/17/08. I have to wait a month.
Sometimes I just feel like my band is way too tight still. I wasn't able to eat too much this week, hence the 3 pound loss I'm sure. Monday I had a bad stuck episode. Sometimes I think I am having problems because I'm not drinking enough fluids and not staying hydrated enough, but at other times I really fear a problem with my band. So, I am committing right here and now to get all of my fluids in. Within a week or two of getting in at least 80 ounces of fluids in I should be able to tell whether or not it's hydration or too much saline.