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Just a mom....and an academic professional, trying to get healthy.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bandster Hell?

I don't even know what this is!!!! I guess I thought it was the time after surgery when you are still eating liquids....but then I have heard people refer to it as that time between eating soft solids their first fill. So...which is it?

I have gone from mushies to soft solids chewed up REALLY well. I've had only one or two minor "stuck" incidents. I am going for my first fill on Friday. I was toying with cancelling since I am going on vacation right after, but I have put on a couple of pounds...which is scaring the crap out of me. I am eating WAY less then I am used to....and at times, I am still even a little hungry after I eat....but I make myself stop. I just hope that this turns around.

So...what is your definition of Bandster Hell???

Also, sorry that I haven't been around. School opens in 2 weeks, and I am freaking out! Trying to catch up today!

Hoping to drop some pounds this week....


  1. I always thought of it as the time between surgery and the 1st fill...usually hunger starts back up with a vengeance and it makes one want to eat everything in sight!!! :)

  2. Ah, bandster hell for me was kind of what Grace mentioned - but to be more specific, it is the time when the swelling wears off after surgery but before you have a fill that you are HUNGRY and have no restriction and can eat anything, but need to try to stay within the guidelines your doc sets... good luck!

  3. I agree with Grace and Sarah. Having no restriction is like not having the band, which really sucks.

  4. Between surgery and when you finally get some restriction. It's the hunger and lack of restriction... can be a little frustrating:) But it does end.

  5. Yep, I agree, it is when you are eating normal foods but haven't had a fill, so you have NO restriction and basically just have to use your willpower to not gain any weight back! It can be brutal.