Mar 04, 2008
Wow! 6 months have passed already. I am 17 pounds from my goal, wearing size 12 jeans, soon to be a 10 I think. It's funny I someone had asked me 3 months ago if I would do it again. I would have said NO! Now just another 3 months has passed and I would say yes and mean it. I feel so much better. I am off most all my meds. My back pain is gone! I'm still losing at a pretty good clip, I need to figure out how to slow that down here shortly. I have some flappy skin but it's not too bad. I think with time and more exercise it will tone up a lot. Bye-bye boobies, but Ho well, Maybe I can buy some new ones someday soon.
16 pounds until I'm in Onderland!!
Nov 25, 2007
Harder than I thought.
Oct 10, 2007
This is so much harder than I thought that it would be. I am 6 wks out and just now , I am starting to feel a little like myself again. It has taken me a long time to feel good enough to do anything much. But it's getting better. Yesterday I waked for about 20 minutes. I now that I was supposed to do this soon but I couldn't. Today, the scale dropped almost 2 pounds. So take my advice. DO walk as soon as you are able. Even a little bit helps. I'm going to start walking everyday now. I will work up to that our the Dr. wants.
Blessings to all
Aug 23, 2007
Is it even possible to gain 4 pounds overnight? I have been following my pre-surgery liquid diet pretty closely. OK, OK I do put chicken breast on my salad but that really is the only real cheat. I have been getting a little nervous, ALOT nervous about Monday and last night had a weak moment with a box of Captain Crunch. But, it was only 1 bowl. Just a normal size bowl, not like a huge mixing bowl or anything. Come on, 4 pounds? So I'm totally back on track today but I'm really stressed and all I want to do is eat! I'd really like to beat my DH with that box of Captain Crunch!
Aug 20, 2007
What do they mean when they ask, "Do you have a good support system?" I am really tying to get to the root of that. My support system, do I even really have one? I have a husband who definitely wants a skinny wife and is taking 2 weeks of work so I can recover from surgery. Yet, at the same time goes to the store and buys pie and Captain Crunch while I am on a presurgery liquid diet. I do have friends from my home school group that are changing MNO to be supportive. That I really appreciate. But I would not expect them to do anymore than that. My family seems to think the reason I want surgery is to take the easy way into a size 8 pair of jeans. A mother who is so sad that I just don't have the will power to do this myself. Do they love me? I'm sure that they do. Are they people that I can really turn to for support? No, not really. Not my family anyway. So would my dietitian, my therapist, my WLS support group and the couple of friends I can talk to about it be my support system? Or maybe different people offer their support in different ways. Robin, Patti, Sheri and Debbie. Changing Mom's Night Out, praying for my recovery and probably feeding my family in those 1st few days. Bart, taking care of the kids, taking care of me and providing the insurance and financial means to make this possible. Laura, Renee and Mark, the people who always listen. My sisters?? Maybe making me justify why I'm doing this could be a good thing. I'm not sure yet on that one. Mom, well what can I say. She just needs to give it a rest. She has sat back and silently watched me make much bigger mistakes than this could ever possibly be. So to answer the question. Do I have a support system? Yes I do. How good it is, well, Time will tell.
Aug 17, 2007
Yesterday was a very long day. i was up at 5 to get ready to go to my pre-op appointments. They scheduled everything for one day. At first, I thought that this was a great idea and it is in theory. But OMG what a day. Of course I was so nervous about being late that I was 25 min early. The Dr. was about 30 minutes late. After seeing him I went to check in for my physical and they were backed up so I hopped over to the business office. Where they took me early. Then back for the pre-op physical and EKG. They were still behind so I waited and waited. Then I ended up being late to the lab, but they got me in and I had 2 hrs before my next appointment. I was starving and couldn't face a lukewarm protein shake so I decided to go get a salad. That was a bad idea, because I ended up with a salad and a burger.(that was the 1st time I cheated on this diet!) At this point I was so tires. I hadn't slept week for 2 nights in a row and I was up early. I decided to sleep in my car. Which was OK except that I had my foot on the break. Which left me with a dead battery. I woke up and couldn't even put my windows up because they are power windows. Mama said there would be days like this! And I still have 3 more appointments and hour drive home then a Home school support group meeting that I have to go to because I have volunteer responsibilities this year. AAAAHHHHHHH
I managed to survive the day, I got some sleep and started all over today. Back on track with the diet, had a nice talk with my friend from Florida and plan on taking it easy this weekend.
I also had a call from a homeschooling friend. I was supposed to take over her position as Mom's Night Out coordinator. In the past this has always been potluck dinners or dinning out at restaurants. After I said yes, I gave it more thought and decided that this might not be the best time to take on this particular job. Today D- called and said that not only was someone else willing to do it but, they want to change it up a little. They are planning to do things other than eat! LOL They feel that they need to support those of us that are making lifestyle changes. I'm having surgery and 2 others are doing Weight Watchers. I think that it is so wonderful that they are not only willing, but thoughtful enough to change the way things have always been. What a blessing this group of women are to me.
Aug 14, 2007
I started my liquid diet yesterday. It went OK. Not great but OK. I was very tempted to cheat late last night, I have to find something to do late in the evening rather than graze! I'm feeling a little tired and grumpy today but that could be PMS and not food withdrawal. I have already lost a pound. That cracked me up. 1 day on a liquid diet and I lost a pound. I still would like to tell my surgeon, If I could stick to a liquid diet and lose weight I probably wouldn't be having Gastric By-pass. LOL!!
Aug 10, 2007
Well, this is my last week end of regular eating before my surgery. I start my liquid, high protein diet on Monday, 8/13. I have my pre-op appointments on the 16th. I really want to enjoy this weekend without going completely crazy. I'm thinking about going to my all time favorite place, Simply Fondue in Dallas. I just don't have anyone to go with me at this point. I have found 2 different protein shakes that I like. One is Isopure and the other is Jay Robb. The Jay Robb one is sold right in my regular grocery store and is the best tasting Chocolate Whey that I have tried. I also ordered a ton of samples from Vitalady. Now I just need to get started on my vitamins and I'll be on ,y way. I want to establish some of my post op habits before surgery. I may start walking this week too, then hopefully my legs wont be so sore when I start again after surgery. It's funny, when they called me with the surgery date it seemed so far off. Now, it seems so close.
Water park splash bash!!
Aug 04, 2007
Thursday night was our home school groups Splash Bash for back to school. I never, ever go to things like that! I hate them with a passion. This time, with surgery looming so near, I decided to take the little ones and go. I figure that it may be the last time anyone sees me fat in a bathing suit anyway. As it will be next summer before I'm back in the water. We had so much fun. I forgot how much I love to be in the water. The kids had fun because I was actually doing something with them. I am really looking forward to being able to do all those things that I have been missing for so long!