Six Weeks Out Today
Sep 16, 2009
posted on 9/14/09 11:46 am
Wow.. it is hard to believe it's been six weeks since my surgery. Time is REALLY flying. People tell you that it will but until you experience it yourself - it's hard to grasp that concept.
Week three was awesome because I got to start pureed foods. Some of my favorite foods were:
Scrambled egg with salsa and a touch of sour cream
Split pea soup with ham (homemade)
Cottage cheese with salt and pepper on it
Salmon with lf cream cheese and capers whizzed up
Spaghettio's with mini meatballs (had this 3 times until the can was gone.. YUM)
Victories of week three and four were:
*Started walking Cooper with no problems
*Could FINALLY sleep on my side again with little to no discomfort
*Getting a routine in for vitamins, fluids and food - and it was flowing pretty smooth
*Measured myself week four:
Neck - lost 1 1/2 inches
Bust - lost 2 inches
Waist - lost 2 inches
Arms - lost 2 inches
Thighs - FOUR INCHES - off each thigh.. WOOO HOO
Calves - 2 inches
Challenges of week three and four were:
*Smelling the food everyone was cooking for lunch every day
*Really missing carbonation - Crystal Lite and water were getting really old
*Treats were out everywhere at work...
*The scale STOPPED MOVING..
Victories of week five were:
*Had to go buy smaller dress pants for work - jeans are fitting looser.
*Was able to eat some more mainstream foods and my pouch handled them all fine except Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausages
(can you say buffet nightmare)
*Put my scale in custody of my closet so I would not be obsessed with weighing myself daily (let's be honest here, SEVERAL times daily)
Challenges of week five were:
*Still not seeing the scale move - see above comment about handing scale over
*Had to exhibit AMAZING restraint when my mother said to me "Is that too much turkey? (I had 2 oz on my plate) Is that turkey too dry? Can you have Miracle Whip? Are you taking too big of bites? Did you chew that well enough?
*Threw up the first time after trying to eat 3 turkey sausage links for breakfast.. YUK!!
So on to Week 6... I am going to do some major strength training at the gym this week and step up my walking. Fluids and food are fine.. Time to ramp up the exercise.
Here we go
Aug 08, 2009
I did it!!!
Aug 05, 2009
ELEVEN MORE DAYS!!!
Jul 23, 2009
Three more Mondys OMG!!
Jul 13, 2009
My surgery date!!!
Jun 30, 2009
NINE MORE DAYS!!
Jun 09, 2009
Do you need a push to get you started?
May 20, 2009
I DID IT!!!!!
May 11, 2009
I WALKED THREE MILES TONIGHT. I HAD TO STOP AFTER THE SECOND ONE AND TAKE A BREAK AND GET SOME WATER BUT AFTER THAT I WALKED MY THIRD MILE. I DID NOT HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO DO IT, BUT I PUSHED MYSELF AND I DID IT. I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF!!!!
It is just one of those days!!!!
May 03, 2009