I can't believe I let Christmas go by without wishing you a Merry Christmas... Merry Christmas! I hope it was wonderful and full of love and joy. That said, on to the progress notes: So you know how I said one of the results of the hypnosis was that I felt like I had a little Good Health Fairy sitting on my shoulder giving me advice? Well, apparently in the month of December I had her gagged. Poor little thing. I stopped listening to her. The hypnosis doesn't do all the work for you, you have to follow-through on the advice: have a glass of water, take a walk, put some more veggies in that dish, etc. And for God's sake put down the stinking frappucino!
For a month full of homemade candy and cookies, I supposed it could have been worse. I gained 4.8 lbs. That puts me up 2.8 lbs from my starting weight. Yikes. So, I've taken the gag off the Good Health Fairy and she hit me over the head with her wand a couple times. I'm not listening to her 100% but I'm letting her talk and taking more of her advice. Most notably exercising. I know that once a week is not sufficent exercise, but it's more than I had been doing. And for the last three weeks I've worked out once a week.... the first week I hit the elliptical at the gym, and the other two weeks I went ice-skating.
The long and short of it is that I've been struggling lately and I am so thankful for the Gastric Mind Band Therapy, because I think without it I would have gained alot more than 2.8 lbs in the last few months.
FTC disclaimer: Since I am blogging about the experience, the Gastric Mind Band service was provided at no charge.