I had my surgery on March 17 so I am a week away from being 7 months post-op.
So far I have lost 93 lbs (including the 10 I lost on my pre-op liquid diet) I have 37 lbs to go to reach my goal. I am hoping to do that before my one year anniversary. My weight loss has slowed down a bit now and I have been in a bit of a stall for the last month, although I haven't been eating exactly as I should all the time.
I don't really exercise. I was trying to get to the gym 3 times a week to do the elliptical and weights but I can't seem to find the time. I was also walking almost nightly with my hubby, but he started doing side jobs these past couple of months and so our walking has been whittled down to about once a week. And now that it is getting darker earlier, I can't even go out myself if he is working. I do want to improve this though.
I am not sure exactly how much I can eat. I was tracking my food faithfully and then got lazy with it. It all depends on what I am eating. If I have soup I can usually eat a 1 - 1.5 cups of it if it is a bit thicker. Sometimes even more if it is a thin liquidy broth. If I am eating meat, I can probably eat about 3 ozs now, although I am going to start weighing again just to see. I always eat my meat first so even though I might measure out veggies or starch, I don't always eat it all if I am full from the meat. I know that I am eating faster now and I really have to slow down because sometimes I end up feeling really full and think I could have done with 1 or 2 fewer bites and I might have known that if I had been eating slower.
I think I got lazy toward the end of summer and the fact that hubby is working so much now. So I feel like I have to kick it back into high gear. Just not completely sure about how to do that. I have also had some snack foods at night on the weekends when we are watching movies (popcorn, chips). Not a lot, but enough that I feel guilty about it.
Life totally changed for me though. I feel so good almost all the time now (except for PMS week). I never run out of breath, I feel happier especially when I am out in public, I am proud of who I am again...I lost that for a bit. I feel like I am back to being a "normal member of society" and not someone that people judge or dislike just because of the way I look.
I had a pretty good surgery and recovery, no problems or complications so I've been lucky. And I would do it all over again and again if I had to because I am so happy with the results so far!