Greetings! I hit goal on December 23rd! I didn't expect it but 3lbs dropped off in a day and a half leading up to it and I was so happy to see that number as a Christmas present to me. :) now I plan to hit the weights with a trainer friend of mine. The loose skin isn't super excessive but i am going to try and build up a little bit of muscle, maybe tone a little.
As expected, with the onslaught of winter and it being my first with basically zero insulation, I'm an eternal meat popsicle. Always cold, can't seem to ever warm up. I think it'll be a long winter, and i plan on investing in a Costco box of hand warmers. Lol
I spent the Christmas week in Myrtle Beach, and it never got warm enough to go in a t-shirt. At one point I had my winter boots on from the emergency bin in the car. Walked the beach every day picking shells and stuff, saw some dolphins and crab, a washed up jelly fish, etc. It was beautiful there but it was cold enough they had a water main break. Reminded me of home, hahaha. I mini golfed with the kids and it was -4. Smdh.
I had a few treats here and there over Christmas, but never went overboard. My youngest daughter wanted dinner at this giant crab restaurant, which was a buffet. Essentially pointless for me (also my birthday dinner) but it sure made the kids happy to have a great selection. I found some salmon and salad, and enjoyed what I could, but $33 a plate was making my brain hemmorhage because I could have just eaten a protein bar and been just as happy (don't tell my wife, lol). I don't really look at food like something I want anymore, is just fuel. I wonder if that will change? Coming up on a year and i still don't feel hunger, crave anything, really overly "enjoy" anything food-wise, seems odd. But I digest....
It was a fun trip, didn't lose weight but didn't gain (i wasn't walking like i normally do). Overall i liked it a lot but the cold kinda ruined it for me. Oddly enough i really loved the 16.5 hourd of straight driving to get home. I haven't done that in years.
you might end up being one of those lucky few whose hunger never comes back (I hoped and prayed I'd be one of them - but no!). But still, on most days I'm content to have things like protein bars, protein shakes, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese - I really don't miss a lot of stuff. And yes - paying $33 for a buffet when I could only manage about a cup & a half of food would make my head explode, too!
Happy Birthday and congratulations on reaching goal.
Sometimes, when I go to a buffett dinner with the family, I'll tell them about the WLS and explain that I can only eat about 1 cup of food. Often they will let me in at the child's rate.
Age 59 5'4" Consult-6/2/15: 238 SW-8/4/15: 210 CW:133 (5/19) M1-16#, M2-17#, M3-14#, M4-10#, M5-6#, M6-5#, M7-1#, M8 -3# Range 133-138 DexaScan 4/16 19% body fat
Congratulations on reaching your goal!
Happily married, mom of 3 teens. On a journey to healthy!
Weight Loss: PreOp: 13 lbs M1: 21.6 M2: 13.4 M3: 14.4 M4: 10.7 M5: 11.7 M6: 12.5 M7: 9 M8: 8 M9: 5 M10: 8.3 M11: 1.8
129.4 lbs lost and counting!
Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.
WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL! Average maintenance calories 1350