It's been just over a week since my sleeve. I am feeling GREAT! No idea yet how much weight I have lost. Friday morning, I go see my PCP about some of the heart complications that popped up after surgery (which are under control now due to the cardiac medications I am on) and I will be weighed then. Never in my life have I been so excited about stepping on a scale as I am now!!!
The dietitian at the Univeristy of Michigan asked me to keep a log of the foods I am eating each day. She said that will help her to see where I might need to make changes to keep the weight coming off and to keep it from coming back. But a food log looks so boring.... LOL I decided to "spice it up" by writing down not only what I ate, but how those foods made me feel. When I started the pre-=op liquid diet, I wrote how much I dislike Cream of Wheat. Yesterday, after not having any since the day before surgery, I wrote how much I was missing it. I made a packet of the instant stuff with extra milk (to make it thin enough to drink), vanilla protein powder, and a dash of cinnamon. Oh, it was so yummy!! The real NSV came, though, when I realized that the one packet was enough for me for two meals!! NEVER would have believed that a full packet would satisfy me, let alone just half a packet!
So then I went upstairs to get ready for my day. I slipped on a blouse that I have always worn with a tank underneath because the blouse doesn't button comfortably around me. It DIDN'T button comfortably around me, I should say!! This morning, I can button it and there is even some room! The weight is coming off!!!! Oh, I cannot tell you how excited I am!!