I'm going to start the 5-Day Pouch Test tomorrow. I've been struggling since the holidays with being a "good bandster". I've continued to loose weight (a little over 10 lbs. in the new year), but only by sheer luck and the skin of my teeth, I believe.
I got a much-needed fill a month ago, and had another one scheduled for this Thursday. But this morning I called to cancel it because I don't feel as though I *deserve* a fill. I haven't worked this last one like I should have, so I cannot justify getting another fill until I truly know what this one is doing for me.
I've been eating crap for the past few weeks. Pizza? Yup. Chinese take-out? Uh-huh. Too many sweets at work? Roger that. The kids' lunch granola bars? Pretzles? Peanut butter straight out the jar? Yes, yes, and (shamefully) yes.
So, this morning I decided that I am going to do a pouch test. If for no other reason than to get myself back on the proverbial wagon and rid my body of those darn carbs and sweets. I'm hoping also to find out where I am restriction-wise when I'm on a good WLS diet. And, lastly, I want to challenge myself to really work the band and let it work for me. I haven't come this far to just fall back into old habits.
So, does anyone want to do this with me? I'd love to have a pouch-test buddy over the next five days.