Moving right along
Feb 02, 2011
So, I've been negligent in posting, but it's been a pretty steady ride since surgery. Surgery went fine, and I actually didn't lose much the first week - my body was still a bit puffed up! But shortly the pounds started dropping off. I've been averaging 3.5 pounds a week since then, and it's now February 3. Since the beginning of october, when I started replacing shakes for breakfast, I've lost 62.5 pounds.
Other than a two week period around New Year's (when I could eat solid foods again), and stayed even for those two weeks, it's been a fairly steady climb down. I still drink about 3 shakes a day, and mostly low-carb snacks between. A pre-sliced bit of cheese, some Greek Yogurt (caramel is my favorite) or some type of meat. Right now I have bits of pork loin my husband made for dinner a couple nights ago. I shake out a couple chunks and heat them up midmorning at work.
I've done well in keeping my 60-80g of protein a day, 800-1000 calories a day, and taking all my vitamins. I have also been walking every day, up to a mile at lunch time. I didn't this week, as I injured my big toe falling down the stairs Monday! But, oddly, then I lost 2.5 pounds since then - go figure. Not arguing!
My husband started his pre-op liquid diet yesterday, and is miserable, but I assured him he'll get used to it as his stomach shrinks. It's worse for him, as he's a true gourmand - I am more of an omnivore, I'm happy to eat just about everything. At least the Atkins shakes are tasty and have a variety of flavors.
Off for now!