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I'm a bit over a year post-op (RNY) & eggs were WAY too rich for me for a long time after my surgery. I tried them about 4 weeks after my surgery & dear heaven, it was awful! I didn't get sick, but I had one bite of scrambled eggs & no way. Just too heavy & rich on my tummy (this was just an egg scrambled with Pam). I can eat about 2 tablespoons of scrambled egg now.
Another thing I've just started being able to tolerate is potatoes of any kind. Mashed potatoes right after surgery? NO WAY! Awful. My body is so smart now. It knows just by smell & looking at something if I shouldn't eat it. I've learned to trust that.
I still haven't had pasta. Can't even think about it. Carbs? Bread... just lately I've been able to have a piece of toast. I like Ezekiel raisin bread, toasted. I can barely eat one piece at a sitting & I had my surgery 2/28/2012.
Congratulations! What a feeling. I remember when I hit that not obese anymore number & it was the first time in my life I think! Of course they didn't measure that when I was around 6 years old (& I started getting heavy).
I was out gardening today & my friend stopped by as she walked her dog. She said, "You are too skinny. You need to stop losing weight. I liked you better before." I didn't take any offense at this. My friend is from India, & I think sometimes it's a cultural thing, that if you're skinny or bony it doesn't look good. Too bad so sad because I think I look fabulous!
I wish you only happiness on your journey!
I'm not sure if our partners really mean it when they say they like us better fat. (or with meat on our bones, soft, cuddly, whatever euphemism they use) I think maybe they're just trying to make us feel better & not hurt our feelings. Which is nice of them, but it can mess with our heads.
I have a feeling you're going to be pleasantly surprised when you tell your honey you had the surgery. You don't have to have a reason why you didn't tell him earlier. We all have our journey that we have to travel as individuals. No one goes down the same path with WLS. What matters is that YOU handle it the way YOU want to. And that could be part of the conversation you have with your sweetie. "I waited until I was ready to tell you."
Keep us updated! Don't sweat this. One day at a time! Much love to you both