Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Meet the Devil

Nerds, that is....

It all started with Nerds...then there were Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops. I have gorged myself on Halloween candy until my husband decided to hide it last night (it sounds mean, but I really had no complaints since I'd eaten all the Nerds in a huge pack of Nerds and a ton of Tootsie Rolls, etc....we had to buy another bag for the poor trick-or-treat kiddos from the damage I did). This is why I usually try not to keep junk food around...this is what happens...I really can't control myself at all! It's a sad situation.

There are a lot of blogs I've read lately about others needing fills. I am completely in that boat (not because of the Nerds and other candy, which I realize are sliders, but because I have been ravenous lately with everything...I have eaten burgers with the bun, sandwiches with bread, etc. without any restriction barring any type of food for a while now). I feel like I'm starving from the time I wake up until I go to sleep.

Early on in this process, my fill doctor described the band as a balloon...that like a balloon loses air, the band will lose a little fluid as time goes by. I know that I've lost some fluid previously between fills. But as long as I don't lose too much, I don't get too worried. I am wondering if that's why I'm needing a fill now...because of the natural loss of fluid. I guess I will see what the deal is when I can make my next appointment--see if I've lost any fluid since earlier this year (May or somewhere thereabouts was my last fill). Either way, I still need some fill since I am eating like a crazy person.

The problem is that my fill doctor has limited the days he gives fills, so there are less available appointments. Also, times are a little tight in the money department lately, and I'm totally self pay.

But I'm to the point where I just have to get a fill. I got the band for a reason, and I need to try to use it to it's potential (not that I don't have some mental work to do with the sliders--but part of that is just getting this candy out of the house...bring on the trick or treaters!).


  1. Get your fill. It sounds like it is really needed.

  2. I buy candy that I don't like to give out so I won't gobble it up on my own. Or something that isn't candy - like Halloween pencils. Try that next time to prevent temptation.

  3. I think I'm in your boat...I really need a fill but afraid because of that overfill situation. I guess we both need to get on it! Happy Halloween! You are so tiny a little candy won't hurt you!

  4. The way I look at it Halloween is the first holiday that starts my normal downward spiral. First the endless candy, then the huge meal and tons of leftovers for thanksgiving. And then a month of parties and baked goods leading up to Christmas.
    I am hoping this will be the first year I don't gain during this season.