I decided to have my lap band unfilled a bit before having my body lift surgery on Tuesday. I didn't want to have any issues with food getting stuck in my band after I have been all sliced and diced. I normally go to the doctors where I had my surgery for band adjustments, but it is a bit of a pain to get public transport out there, especially because it takes so long and it means I can't go on my lunch break. Anyway, I found a doctor near my work in Carlton that does lap band adjustments and it's fully medicare covered so it doesn't cost a thing. It was great because he didn't weigh me or give me the third degree and he was quite a funny guy.
I had 5.8 mls in my 10 ml band and he took 0.8 mls out. Holy crap can I notice the difference. I got up this morning and ate pizza for breakfast. I can't even eat pizza normally, let alone first thing in the morning when my band is the tightest. It was like eating a slice of heaven... even though it was cold pizza that had sat out on the bench all night (yes, I was hungover).
Given that I managed to gain almost 5 kilos the week I had all of my wisdom teeth out, I can only imagine how much weight it would be possible for me to gain on the 4 weeks I have off for my body lift. I am just not one of those people who gets sick and loses their appetite. I can't lie, I am eating chocolate right now.
The chocolate and pizza eating will not go on after today, I am not paying $15,000 for a body lift just to get fat again (hopefully).
2 more sleeps until surgery!