- HEALTH TRACKER
Hey there... don't be so hard on yourself... everyone's body reacts differently to this process. You are doing great... when in your life have you ever lost this much weight before? Take a moment to just breath in and then relax... this is a marathon.. not a sprint. Every day your body is working to burn the stored weight and whittle you down to the "new" you... just remember to appreciate the "you" that you are at each step.
You are strong and motivated... that will continue to bring you success. Stay on plan and just know that you will reach your goals.
Congratulations on giving yourself and your family the gift of the VSG... You will become a new you in this new Year! During the first few weeks after my surgery I really loved the Unjury Chicken soup protein shakes. I bought the large container and usually drank it at least 2x a day. It was warm and yummy - more protein than in the regular chicken broth and was real easy on my new smaller stomach.
As for the yummy smells... the best way to deal with that is to acknowledge to yourself that yes those things taste as good as they smell...BUT eating them is what brought you to a state that required you to have 75% of your stomach cut away. Once I acknowledged how good things tasted, they no longer had any power over me. It's like having a handsome actor show up at your house looking to whisk you away for a romantic weekend... you'd be flattered and might day dream for a moment but you wouldn't throw away your family and husband for a fling... well then don't "cheat" on yourself.
Trust me.. as soon as you start feeling the weight come off, how good you feel going up stairs, able to bend, clothes fitting you like never before, compliments from others.. the flood of energy that will come with time as your body adjusts to it's new form... you will never look back.... NO piece of cake, cookie or other treat will ever hold a candle to those experiences.
The World According to Eggface is a great site and as Shelly says: "Don't give up what you want for what you want right now."
Best of luck!
Wishing you a very quick and easy surgery. An easy recovery and a wonderful New Year
Congrats on the pants and the car....bet you look fantastic in both!!
I spent quite a bit of time leading up to surgery reading everything I could on this and other sites..but nothing really prepares you for the reality. The morning of my surgery I was thinking. "Am I crazy to do this?" Then before I could really start thinking about it the time arrived to get to the hospital . I had confidence in my surgeon, I was more worried about how I would adjust to life after the sleeve. The nurses were wonderful, getting me ready for surgery. I remember being wheeled into the OR and then the next thing I knew I was waking up in recovery and my first thought was " hot damn, I really did have most of my stomach removed,". Felt crappy for 2 1/2 days then it was all improvement from there. 5 1/2 months and 74 lbs later I could not be happier. Best of luck. Wishing you a speedy recovery