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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Powerful stuff!

Why is it that hormones are ruling my emotions and my band?

These are some hormone related concerns I have. Feel free to chime in if you care to:

There appears to be no rhyme or reason to the hormonal fluctuations of this body of mine.

There appears to be no rhyme or reason to the fluctuations in tightness of my band, due to the above mentioned hormones.

These fluctuations in both, make me feel...well,a bit pissy. So there. I have been a bit emotional the last few days, and unlike most times when I'm emotional and weepy and can eat a horse. This time I'm emotional, weepy and tight as can be. So, this confuses me. Just when I think there's a pattern to the madness, there's not.

One of the things about being banded that was the hardest thing for me to get used to, was wrapping my head around the fact that I could still live and thrive on a very small amount of food, compared to what I was eating before. I think that was really holding me back early on in this journey. The next thing that has been a real issue for me is knowing the warning signs of a stuck episode in the making. Last night I made a crawfish pasta dish for my son. I had a tiny dish, the kind that your sauce or dressing comes in at a restaurant, because I had been stuck several times during the day and was trying to avoid it. I just had the sauce and crawfish, no pasta. I ate it very slowly. I chewed very well. I got stuck. I waited and waited, trying so hard to let it pass, because I had gone about a week without a PB and was really feeling that I was on top of things. It just wouldn't pass, so I PB'd. I hate to do that. I think if I had stopped one bite before, I could have avoided it, it's always that last bite that puts you over the edge, but I don't know it til I take it. I'm taking it easy today, I still feel very tight, but have been successful in eating today, small amounts of food, but I haven't been sick. I guess I need to come up with a formula for how to know what bite should be my last, it has never been a particular cup size or dish like some of you. Just trial and error for me.

One last band related thing... is it just me, or does it take three separate PB's before it's over for you? Inquiring minds want to know!

I hope you all are having a great day, tomorrow is Wednesday, my kids go to their dad's for the remainder of our Spring Break, I will miss them. The hubby is going hunting this weekend, so I'm going to take this time to re-center myself, have a little girl time with my peeps and just relax. I'm looking forward to it.

Big Hugs!



Lonicera said...

Can be one, two or three - mostly the one. If it gets to three I'm positively miserable and poor old John knows all about it. The cats just look scared.
Enjoy your indulgent weekend!

Drazil said...

Girl time will fix you right up! Take care!

Amanda Kiska said...

I usually quit after two attempts. Sometimes even after one. Thankfully I haven't had real issue in months.

I'm sorry you're having hormonal issues. My sister pointed out to me the other day that I used to eat when I was stressed (or pissed or hormonal) and now I don't so I "feel" the anxiety more than I used to.

Read said...

1- I too struggle with the rhyme and reason of the band. I'm wildly hormonal right now - always the week before my period and I'm fairly sure I could eat a small horse and man do I want to - but... then I'll have a bite of something and... nope - I'm done - and I haven't yet mastered the when and why of that.
2- sometimes when I pb - it's just the once or maybe twice and but... if I'm having a real problem - or a series of problems like you were saying - getting stuck a lot - I swear I can have a single (one small) bite of something and then throw up 6 or 7 times. It's those times that I absolutely have to do liquids for at least a full day before I consider something remotely thicker than that.

Dawnya said...

I have only PB'd twice. I think it took more than 3 for me though. When I read the blogs I notice that a lot of the ladies have extreme tightness around TOM. Hasn't happened to me though.

I hope your little belly loosnes up. Being stuck sucks.

Enjoy your worry free weekend with the girls.

Amy said...

I am sooooo tight at my period. It's horrible. I can barely get liquids down for 3-4 days. The rest of the month, I have nearly perfect restriction. Frustrating to say the least!

Jen said...

Same things happen to me and Yes, I'm also VERY pissy about the whole thing. If I could just know meal to meal or even day to day - "'re not going to be able to eat today" I might cope with it better. But to find out 2 bites into a meal..SUCKS!
And yes, it always takes me 3 PB's b/4 it's over.
Our bands must be from the same production run.
:) *Twinsies*

MandaPanda said...

The fickleness of this band drives me crazy too. I've only had to PB multiple times during really bad episodes. Usually one big one and I'm done (TMI - sorry).

Jess said...

Sometimes I really hate the band. Sad but true.