Especially an appointment when WEIGHING YOU is a primary activity?
Answer: A lapbanded woman
This morning, I have my 3.5 year Lapband appointment.
When I made the appointment back in August, I remember the receptionist saying "it will be here before you know it"
She was right!
It's here.....January 4, 2011 has arrived.
I had a slight twinge of concern when she told me the exact date.
That is the week right after the holidays! I thought, panicking a bit.
Another moment of my fat-dieting girl behavior creeping in.
You see, I never made doctor appointments immediately following holidays or vacations.
Because I didn't want to face THE SCALE after those major eatathons.
I needed time to get the extra weight off before I went to the doctor.
Even if I never got the extra weight off.
You see, I figured that I had just enjoyed the holidays or a vacation--why ruin that feeling by stepping on the scale and coming face-to-face with the damage all that enjoyment did?
As if enjoyment and overeating went hand-in-hand.
Which, I will admit--to some degree--it does.
I am here to tell you that yes, I did indulge a bit during the holidays.
My Lapband kept most things in check.
But, did I eat one too many cheesecake bites? Yes.
Did I have one too many glasses of wine? Yes.
Did I have a few extra martinis? Yes.
Did I develop a passionate relationship with Trader Joe's Cranberry Oatmeal dunkers? Yes.
Did I sip a few extra hot chocolates with Franjelica? Yes.
Did I eat candy and chips and dips and cheeses and ice cream and cake? Yes. Yes. And. Yes.
Am I still going to my Lapband appointment? YES.