It has been a month and a half. Is the glass half full or have empty? I have lost 30 pounds, had hoped for more. But the total amt of weight I had to lose was 90 pounds. So, the reverse is that in a month and a half, I am 1/3 of the way to my total goal!!!
Feeling like a pro in the eating thing. I hate all protein shakes, but that is what I usually have for two meals a day. I still like soup and find I can eat anything except dense protein. Steak, 2 bites max. Ditto for chicken. If I want half a sandwich I have to give up the bread 3-4 bites in.
I have swum out of two sizes of clothes and the 3rd is getting looser. Thanks to all for the support.
Had surgery 4/16. Lost 25 lbs. and now I am stuck. The worst part is that I am physically exhausted all the time. I drink several protein, fat free milk, sugar free Carnation shakes a day. I take vitamins with iron, chewable and chewable calcium several times a day. I eat other things from the list too....but I am so EXHAUSTED I can barely move. Does this happen to anyone else?
Let the games begin as this warrior is ready! I was supposed to check out of the hospital last Saturday morning but just got home tonight. Turns out that if the surgeon does not stitch the something to either some fat or something else lying around, some people's stomaches twist and flop shut. So I got to stay at the hospital. They thought if I stayed on liquids it would relax, the swelling would go down and I would be good to go.
Well, it did not happen. They had to order a stent for me. Put it in today and MAGICALLY I can keep food, liquids and my own spit down! It is a real accomplishment!
The cuts are tiny and healing great...... I am starting out on something big and life altering here!.:cursing:
Having the sleeve surgery on Friday. I am excited about what it could mean for my life and health. And scared. I honestly do not know if I can take another failed weight loss attempt. On the good days, I tell myself I will NOT fail and this is a great tool. On the not so good days, I tell myself that the best predicter of future behavior is past behavior.
I am hoping to find some positive support for myself on this website because support is going to be key for me.:scared0: