Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Nobody gonna break my stride...

A little 80s music for you there in my post title.

Turns out, as I expected, I cannot get in for a fill until September. Really? How, I ask you, HOW is this acceptable? When I spoke to the gal who books fill appointments today, I was very honest and told her that as much as I appreciate her and Dr. K, I am getting fed up with the overbooked schedule and the fact that there is no emergency support for bandsters, and that I am starting to consider going elsewhere. Once I said that, she magically found me an appointment two Mondays from now. It's in the morning, so I wouldn't be able to make it anyway because I'm working. Grrrr. I'm going to try to get someone to cover it, so I can actually go and get on with losing weight. In the meantime, I will be investigating some other docs in the area to see if the situation is any better elsewhere.

Having said that, I am not going to use this fill delay as an excuse to be a pig and eat whatever I want. I do have a fair amount of restriction still in the sense that I am satisfied for a good three hours after I eat. As long as I put in a little effort and make good choices, I know I can still lose this month. It might not be 8lbs, but I know I could make 5 for sure. Hell. I could beat 8 if I really wanted to.

Thursday will be my triumphant return to the gym. Well, maybe not so triumphant, but I'm going. Me and the treadmill have some catching up to do.


Kristen said...

ugh- I feel your pain! My clinic books 8-10 weeks out in advance and it can be so frustrating sometimes. Hang in there, and when you do go in see if you can schedule multiple appointments for the future, thats what I do and then cancel if I don't need them.

Maria said...

That is a good idea Kristen. I may do that this time! It would make getting the time off a little easier too.