Yeah, I'm still here.
I just seem to have misplaced my motivation somewhere.
And, I feel sort of lost with my band recently. My stuck episodes have decreased somewhat, but still seem to happen any time I try to eat the foods I'm supposed to be eating (all meats, fish, chicken, tofu, eggs). If I lay down a "layer" of something soft first, then I can sometimes get down those foods, but unfortunately I can also get down as much of ANYTHING as I want to eat.
All this is leading me to make carb-based choices on my foods, and of course eating carbs leads to wanting carbs -- and a lot of 'em. Cereal is my binge food, always has been. I'm not big on sugared cereals, at least. But multiple bowls of Cheerios or Kix? My band says absolutely nothing about me eating that, and the carbs have gotten me into this vicious downward spiral with cereal, cookies (my MIL brought freakin' girl scout cookies when she came to visit!!), birthday cake, bread, rice, etc.
This is my third week in a row to see the scale take a leap upward. I'm back where I was at the beginning of December.
Another fill? What, and guarantee I can't eat any protein except in shake form?
But my quantities of everything else are WAY out of whack. So a fill seems like it would be the right move for that reason.
I've actually still lost more weight BEFORE getting banded than since.
I have no idea what to do, but I can't keep doing what I've been doing, that's for sure. :(