I feel like my weight loss has been slow but when I actually count it up, it's not too bad. I knew it would be slower than the gastric bypass which seemed too radical to me. I've really tried the past few weeks to get to the 40 lb mark. 50lbs is my first real celebration goal. I cannot wait for that day. Maybe it's not too far off in the future.
I just got weighed at the Dr. and I am 32lbs lighter. It's just been 8 weeks since my surgery. I'm pretty pleased with those results. I just wish it would come off faster. I know that is a good result though.
They took out .05cc b/c I was getting sick fairly often. They said that it shouldn't be a struggle to eat. I do feel like I'm able to eat better now but I seem like an bottomless hole down there where I can't fill it up now. I guess that's from where it was too tight and now I have to get used to the extra play that I have.
Well, I got my second fill and was excited until I tried to eat solid food and then lost my meal. It was a single scrambled egg. Maybe I was just swollen but I lost another meal night before last only this time it was my fault. I ate pulled pork barbecue and didn't chew it and eat in tiny pieces like they preach to you so much. I was sick all night. I drank liquids for a day or two and then today I tried food again. I ate sausage but this time I chewed and chewed and put my fork down between bites. I was able to eat between a half cup to a whole cup. It's hard to measure sausage links. So far so good.:smile: Down 30lbs in 6 wks.
Well, I got my second fill in today so I'm feeling pretty good about it. I hope that I'm in the sweet spot zone now. I should be close. I hate not being able to eat real food every time I have a fill. I want to see how I handle food.:thumbup: That's about it for today's news. Now off to get my haircut.
Its week four and I've lost 20lbs. I feel good about it but wish that I could lose more. I guess it is healthier to lose it slowly but I have been discouraged along the way. Not having an adequate scale can be part of the frustration.
I had my first fill yesterday. It wasn't bad at all. I was so worried for nothing. I had heard that but until you've experienced it, you just don't know.
On a good note, I did work out at the gym yesterday. I was feeling like I would NEVER go back after my first session but I'm paying for a trainer and I have to hold myself accountable for going if I'm going to get this weight off.:smile2:
I haven't even had my first fill (which is tomorrow) and I'm gaining some of the weight I lost. I haven't even cheated on what I'm supposed to eat and I feel like I'm failing. My hubby says I'll lose more when I can be released to work out plus have my adjustment. I sure hope he is right. I don't know what I'll do if I don't start losing faster. Argggg :frown:
Well, it finally happened. I threw up a meal. I had a pork chop and some asparagus and I scarfed it down. I had been to the Dr. for some blood work and was starving. I hadn't had any food. I didn't chew my food and take lil bites like I was supposed to. What else can I say but that it's my fault.
Well, I've lost somewhere around 20 lbs and I feel good about how my incisions look.
I go back to the Dr. for the first time on the 1st of the month for my first fill. I'm kind of excited about that. A lil scared to be honest.
I hope all my fellow bandsters are doing as well. Good luck to all of you out there.
I am finding that it's hard to get all the protein (60g) in as prescribed by the Dr. I am supposed to be getting 35 carbs as my goal too. That's hard to eat something without the carbs adding up quick... I do the best I can. I'm also finding it hard to get all my water intake in like I was preop. I guess when water is all you can have, it makes a difference.:rolleyes2:
Well, I will be meeting with a trainer on Monday at the gym that I just joined. I am nervous and excited. I have such a long way to go and I know I can do it but it feels like such a long way off. I don't want to be stared at by the "skinny" people but if that's the price you pay to get into shape, I will pay that price. I haven't been adjusted yet but I think I'm roughly where I need to be. I'm eating very lil to get full so that's a good sign. The worst part of all of this is having to take all the medications that I take and having to crush them to swallow them. I hate the chalky taste.:smile:
Well, I have been moving around to keep the soreness down and it has worked beautifully. Two days ago was the surgery and I came home and didn't even lay down. I got up feeling better the next day and even quite a lot better this morning. Can't wait for tomorrow to get here. I also joined a gym tonight. I feel like a crazy person but I'm trying to invest in this lifestyle change.
Got up at 4:30 AM to head to the hospital.
Got in quick and was in surgery before I knew it.
Woke up white as a sheet (so they said) but no sickness or soreness in my shoulder or back as reported widely.
Glad I've had it done.
I am swollen however.
Hoping tomorrow is better.
Good luck to all.
The flip side is a good place to be.
Tomorrow is my last Pre Op day and then I have my surgery Yay. I just want to get it over with and move on to the next phase. I'm ready to lose some serious weight and this should be the trick. Wish I didn't have to resort to this extreme but I want to be healthy and I know this will be productive for myself and my husband who is doing the
Atkins diet along with the diet I will be on. Wish us both luck. I'll see you guys on the flip side of my surgery. :smile:
May 11th is my surgery date. It's coming upon us quickly. I've struggled with this and have given it over to GOD to give the final answer as to if (and yes it is a yes) I'm going to have the surgery. It's been 9 days of frustration and self struggle as to if this diet is for me. The diet, itself doesn't bother me. It's the idea of the surgery being a lifetime decision. I barely know how I feel from year to year on issues. How can I make a lifetime decision and really know it's gonna be the right one for me. Let me hear from my brothers and sisters out there as to if you have struggled in this specific area as I have. Let's pray it's the right decision. Best of luck to all out there.:smile:
Doing okay thus far. I'm feeling fuller today than the last couple of days. I haven't weighed in a couple of days as advised by the dietician. Chicken broth has helped with the hunger pangs. "Chicka Chicka yeah.":thumbup:
Well, I've had an upset tummy which has slowed my intake of water. I will manage to get it all in my tonight though. I'm fighting nerves and anxiety over the elective to have this surgery but I know I have to for health reasons if for no other reason. I slipped last night and freaked out over a bag of chips. I had to have a handful of pita chips which was a total no no :smile: but it did show me that it wasn't filling at all and that makes it easier to stay away from the food.
Today should have been a good day for me but I am so overwhelmed with materials to read that I had a panic attack and just generally have melted down into a fetal position. I feel like I had nobody today. I guess I will get used to the changes that are coming into my life but for now, I just feel like a $hitstorm of information is swirling around in my brain. I tried to call my family and friends and nobody would answer. It's a bad feeling being lonely and confused. I am certain that I will recover but for now.. right this moment, I can only say that I hope things become more clear for me and easier to understand. Postlog: I have actually eaten dinner and feel much better now. Maybe I'll get the hang of this just in time to change to another diet. :biggrin:
I have known two Gastric Bypass Patients and one lap-bander and at the first of next month, my insurance will cover the surgery. I'm really struggling with which surgery is going to be the best for me. I want to be happy with the surgical procedure that I choose. Any thoughts out there that somebody might want to share. I am just torn.