Just an update

Jan 13, 2010

I 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.


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