Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rules, Schmools

Okay, so as any bandster knows, being a bandster comes with a set of "Golden Rules". I was laying in bad last night annoyed that I couldn't get any water down. I am very swollen from my fill on Thursday AND from trying to eat mushies yesterday when I was only supposed to have liquids.

So, here I am laying in bed worried about not being able to rinse out my pouch with a full 8 oz of water, when all day yesterday I repeatedly "broke" rules!!! It seems with me that some rules hold more clout than others. I usually drink with meals...I usually eat after a fill...I don't do 24 hours of liquids if I've thrown up...etc. But for some reason, I was so upset about not being able to drink my water last night! Go figure. My THS is in full effect once again. Rules exist for a reason.

So- here is my question for all of you: What one Golden Rule do you ALWAYS try to follow?

9 comments:

Drazil said...

Love your blog!

Southern Belle said...

Probably the only rule that I follow really well is the protein first rule at mealtime. Other than that, not so great.

Jennifer said...

My Golden Rule is no liquids for 1 hour after a meal.
Your blog is really pretty!

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

I take my meds 3x's a day with 3 cups of water. Makes it easy to get in quite a bit of water, and makes me full before a meal.

Bianca J said...

I take a multi-vitamin everyday and stick with the no liquids for an hour post meals.

Ash said...

I stick to no drinking until 30 minutes after a meal.

Catherine55 said...

I follow the no soda and sparkling water rule. But, I still have champagne once in a while!

I never got the hang of not drinking during meals, so I've never really followed that one. Oops. :)

From Fat to Fit said...

The no drinking during eating rule is the hardest for me to follow!

dlm94 said...

Liquids for 48 hrs (to the minute)after a fill. I am only 2 mo post-op w/2 fills, without much restriction. The hardest rule for me is the 3 meal/day rule. I don't even come close to following that.