I hate writing but I hate dieting more!!! So I decided I need to get my unsuccessful approach to this band gig out in the open and beg for help!!! I was banded the end of Oct 09 in Tijuana. I was hopeful this would be a miracle to my addiction!!! BUT guess what..I have only lost about 20 lbs in almost 6 mo. I know most people would think that would be awesome BUT I expected more. Lately I have been thinking about my little weight loss and why I haven't succeeded as much as I should have. I have been tightened twice since having being banded and trust me ITS TIGHT!!! Ok so why haven't I lost the weight??? Well I am blaming it on my hormones or thyroid(hum) that's what I was blaming it on before...even after having all of the above checked out. None of these test came out abnormal. So what is the real problem I am asking myself, as I sit here this morning and my fingers are so swelled up that I can't get my ring off or that the jeans I wore to Tijuana the day of surgery still fit like a glove. Just to think about what I ate yesterday.....Breakfast 2 cups of coffee with creamer...no breakfast...tortilla chips(out of the bag) chocolate hershey kisses (1/2 bag) 3/4 Chik fa la fried chicken sandwich (chocked that one down) 1/2 bag of baked chips(large bag)...anyone see the hormone or thyroid problems in my diet?? This is just one day of eating and then I ask myself "Why am I not losing weight?" Today is going to be the day that I hold myself accountable for my eating actions!!! Maybe today will be the day that The Band will start being the TOOL I need it to be!!!!