Obviously I'm not big on blogging, but it seems like I ought to update this...
6 mos surgiversary last week, and things are going great.
I am within 10 lbs of goal (have lost 87.5 lbs total, 70 since surgery), and am thinking I may make my goal a bit lower. 130 would be "normal", and I like that idea. I have started to get a lot more comments about how good I look. Its really weird. I have someone stop me in the halls on a daily basis and tell me how good I look and ask me how I did it and how happy they are. These are often people I don't really know, and it surprises me they would still notice the difference.
I am back to a fairly normal diet, albeit small portions. Always have my protein first, then veggies or fruit and carbs if I have room. I drink a protein drink daily. I am usually able to get 64 oz of liquid in, but I am always thinking about it to make sure I don't get behind. On days where we have long cases in the OR it can be hard to get enough in. Lately I have been having some problems with nausea after my vitamins. Tried switching my PPI to night time and that seemed to help some. I did try to go off my PPI, but within a day I had horrible reflux, so back on it I went.
I think one of the weirdest things is how I see myself. Sometimes I can see the difference. Other times I look in the mirror and I see the same me as before. Sometimes when we are shopping for clothes I still gravitate towards the plus sizes before I realize they are humongous on me. On one hand I don't want to quit losing, but it would be nice if I could actually start getting some nice clothes. Not worth the money when they start to fall off in a month or two.
The one thing I am not the best about is exercise. I can't seem to get in a routine and do it on a regular basis. I was doing pretty well going for bike rides several times a week, but now its getting colder and gets darker earlier, so that is pretty much done until spring. Thankfully I do a fair amount of walking on the job, so its not like I am sedentary. On days that are long I am just too pooped to workout when I get home. Currently trying to do sit ups and some free weights every night before bed.