Over a year and a half out :) on September 20, 2011 9:01 pm
Everything is still great. I don't have to struggle quite as hard to keep from losing weight. I was really nervous there for a while, I could NOT STOP losing! It seems like this would be great, and before the surgery I had worried if I would actually lose weight, and whether the surgery would "work". I was scared when I got as thin as I wanted, and then continued to lose. It is better now. I still add snacks at night, 3 or 4 times a week, and if I get to feeling like I am starving, then I know I am too protein deficient and i add in more protein. I try to make sure everything I eat is fattening, that way I keep from dropping pounds. I will still get sick if I eat too much sugar, esp if it is in the form of ice cream. Had a milkshake at McDonalds today and regretted it for 20 minutes or so. I felt AWFUL. My labs are pretty decent, low in Vit D, B and iron, but not way too low, just a little low. I like being able to RUN and JUMP!!! If I go hiking I have to bring trail bars, I run out of energy pretty quick. As long as I snack I do great. I cannot go on a shopping trip without eating, I get really weak if I am not careful. I love having had surgery. The desire to eat is just not there, it never came back. I do get hungry sometimes, but it is different now, and I still kinda miss the way I used to enjoy food. I loved it, a lot. That is not there anymore. I tried to convince my family that if we would cut out one meal each day, how much time and work we could save. And i meant it, they did not agree. I am glad for the surgery, my husband is hoping to have the sleeve done next year or the year after that. God Bless to all of you!!
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I wanted to add, my skin has done extremely well. It is not loose in my arms and legs. I have some extra in my stomach, but I have had seven children, so I cannot complain. I know everyones skin does differently, but don't assume yours will be horrible. I "knew" I would have to have surgery to take off the extra skin - NOT, it is great.