Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Green Zone?

I'm still out with this virus I got in Bali and have taken the last couple of days off work to sleep. The doctor said I could be sick up to a month and that is normal with these things, so I am really hoping I feel better soon because this is awful. The sun has finally been shining here in Melbourne (well, sometimes) and I am laid up on the couch and not able to enjoy the spring.

Unfortunately I am not one of those people who lose their appetite when they are sick and I am up 5 freaking kilos since my lowest weight and I feel Terrible. Miserable. Disgusting. I still can't seem to stop binge eating and I am not really sure why. I was going to list the amount of food I ate yesterday, but I am seriously too embarrassed. I think I would mortify you bandsters if you knew the amount of food I could put away.

So today I made a last minute appointment to get a fill in my band in the hope it would help. The doctor put .3 mls in, taking me to 5.9 mls in a 10 ml band, and I can feel the difference already. I don't want to speak too soon, but I think I might finally have this restriction I have heard you guys talk about. I might finally be in the green zone! (touch wood) I only managed to eat half my lean cuisine tonight before stopping because I was so full. Normally I eat a lean cuisine, then dessert and then twitch with hunger all night, but right now I am positively stuffed.

I am quite excited that I might finally be using this band correctly!


  1. This band fill sounds fantastic.

    Hope you are feeling better soon....a whole month of feeling horrible sounds terrible.

  2. Wishing you good restriction!

    Feel better!

  3. Sheizer! The virus sounds horrible. Poor you.
    Good news on the green zone though. Hope it sticks with you (as opposed to the shitty virus which I hope doesn't!)

  4. Im the same... i always have an apetite when im sick... i dont understand these people who are sick and just cant eat... its not fair! I feel ya there.

    I hope this virus thing sods off doesnt sound like fun at all!

    Ohhh Melb! I cant wait to visit, im going there possibly for the first time over news years :D

  5. That virus sounds absolutely awful! I hope you feel better soon. Keeping fingers crossed that this restriction stays with you.

  6. Sorry to hear you're still "crook" (that's the right word, sin't it?) Tully -- but I'm glad you're feeling the restriction you yearn for with the latest fill.

    Probably as dumb question from someone who knows nothing about these things -- but is it possible to reach the maximum fill in the band? What happens then?

  7. Sorry to hear you are still feeling so sick. And to be told it could be a month before you recover must seem like it could go on for ages! I'm the same, I don't lose my appetite when I'm sick either. Even when I had a hyper active thyroid last year (when your metabolism speeds up and most people lose unexplained huge amounts of weight) I gained weight! It sucks.
    That's great you a feeling such good restriction though. Hopefully now your hunger will be curbed. V.

  8. WOOHOOO!!! It's so hard to believe you can actually survive on half a leab cuisine! I can't wait to see your successes continue and I do hope you feel better soon.

  9. I'm sorry to hear that you are still sick :-( Getting a fill was probably a great idea! Yay for your green zone!

    Can I just say the photos of you in Bali are absolutely stunning! I feel so proud of you!! xx

  10. To be fair to yourself, as we discussed over lunch a few weeks ago, it didn't suit you, at different stages of your travels to be in 'The Green Zone' so to hear that you took a step forward to get the little fil you needed is awesome. The best part about our place is that we can get filled and unfilled if it's just not right.

    Here's to smaller hunger!

    Hey, did you end up getting those chewable Multivitamins?


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