Just an update
Jan 13, 2010I met my goal (139 pounds) a week before my surgiversary. I am currently below goal at 133 pounds, and I wear a size 6/8 or small/medium. It's like a dream come true. My mind hasn't caught up yet - I wake up every morning and have to reassure myself that I haven't gained all my weight back overnight! And I am still in my honeymoon period so I'm having to eat lots of carbs to keep my weight up. If I back off the Triscuits and fruit and peanut M&M's, I lose too much weight. I'm sure that won't last though, and that I'll eventually have to back off the carbs to maintain where I want to be, which is right around 135. That's okay though, because I feel better on a lower carb diet.
No issues at all - labs are perfect. Dr. Husted says I'm "fine tuned." I love that! I really do feel great, and very happy on a day to day basis. I still am a pretty low-energy kinda gal, but everything is easier when I choose to do something. My back and knees and feet don't hurt anymore. I haven't snored since day 3 post-op. The only thing that seems to cause a lot of gas is baked goods like cake and cookies. I can eat sugar in general, chocolate bars and that sort of thing, ice cream, and whole grains, with no problems. When I low carb, I have less gas than I did pre-op. Bathroom habits are much improved over pre-op, when I had a lot of urgency and loose stools. Now, I go usually once a day, in the morning. If I'm eating lots of carbs, like now, I might go again later on but that's not every day.
I would do this over and over and over again, despite the rough start. I am a very happy woman.