So, I'm doing it--I'm back on the wagon (mostly), and feels great. I made an appointment with a lap-band doc to get my first fill in over a year! I see him on January 26th--I'm pretty nervous, actually. In Korea, it was $30 for a fill/unfill and they used the x-ray machine every time; here, it's going to cost $250 for my initial visit, and then $125 for fill/unfill after that. It was easy to go back and forth to tweak my fill level in Korea; now, I imagine I'll just try to "deal with it" if the level isn't quite right. I just have to be careful that I'm getting adequate calories so my milk supply doesn't drop.
I've gained about 20 pounds since Karinne was born--definitely not something I'm thrilled about. How is it possible that I've gained more weight NOT being pregnant AND nursing than I did the whole time I was pregnant?!?? Argh. This is why I have to get fill; I'm just not good at controlling how MUCH I eat.
I've also joined a gym. I went 5 days this week, so that's pretty good I think. On the weekends, I go when Karinne goes down for her first morning nap. During the week, I've been going after she goes to bed for the night (around 7pm). I work 6:30 to 4:30, so if I want to see my baby at all I have to go after she's asleep.
Hopefully I'll have some good news weight-wise to share next time I blog!