Well, I finally finished the 5 Day Pouch Test. I think that days 3 and 4 were the hardest. Oh hell, they all sucked. Detoxing off of sugar is the worst, but it was a necessary evil. I was not completely on task all days. I did eat some almonds and pistachios on day 3 and 4. I was just craving chocolate so badly I figured that if I was going to cheat, I should go for protein. All in all, I do find that my cravings for chocolate have subsided significantly. I am also feeling more in touch with my band. I am eating more slowly and thoughtfully. It is hard to tell if my band feels "tighter" but I am feeling more of a sensation of fullness after eating a small amount of food. I do not think though that I am at my sweet spot yet. I have an appointment in mid-April for a fill and I think I will be ready then. Until then, I am committed to eating mindfully and slowly.
I just updated my ticker for this first time since mid-January. Sadly, I have only lost .2 (that is point 2) pounds since then. Even the 5 Day Pouch test does not seem to have cured my plateau. However, I am feeling hopeful that this will jump start my efforts. I am bound and determined to lose 40 lbs before my girl's trip to Brazil in October.
I am also really looking forward to BOOBs in Chicago.