I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday. Ironically, I started on regular foods the day of Thanksgiving and everything went well. I had some turkey and tiny bit of plain baked sweet potato, green bean casserole, and even stuffing (I might have been pushing it there) but I figured it was better to have a taste then deprive myself. I choose not to have any desserts just because they were all high in sugar and I really had no desire for them.
I'm still eating to sustain myself, but I do go through periods where the head hunger is playing tricks on me. I found that if I do something to distract myself, I'm able to get through the urge to graze. So far I've been keeping up with my exercising as recommended by the exercise physiologist except I've been totally slacking this week but I plan on picking it back up again because I feel much better when I do.
I had a few trouble spots over the last couple of works, but I've learned from those experiences. Two were food incidences and the other was a Tylenol that got stuck........I won't go into details, but it wasn't pretty. lol
My weigh loss was stalled for 2 1/2 weeks, but has since picked up again. I'm happy with my weight loss progression and as of today I'm down 29lbs since surgery and 59lbs total. Not too bad. When I mentioned the stall to Dr. Brader this week we reviewed my diet and I discovered that I may have been eating too many mashed potatoes during the pureed stage. I kinda used them as safeguard because they were easy to eat. He recommended that if that happens again I need to review my food journal with my nut. She'll determine if I need to change up my food intake. If the food intake it ok, then I will need to intensify my exercising.....yippee skippy!!! lol
As I've said before, each step along the way is a learning process. I can't believe it's been almost 7 wks since the surgery. I'm loving my tool more and more as each day passes! I have to agree with everyone who has already said this, but my only regret is not taking this step sooner. I'm grateful for the opportunity to improve my health and quality of life.