56 Weeks Post OP, Size 10 pants & Bright red hair
Mar 01, 2018
Week 56 rolled around with 169 even on the scales, for a 0.6 Lb weekly loss and a 135 Lb overall loss since starting my journey. I did see 168.4 the day before my weigh in day, but it went back up to 169, probably due to my eating pickles and a pepperette...the sodium count is high in those foods.
I have had a sore throat for over 2 weeks and have been eating super low calories, around 550 a day for 5 out of 7 days a week. On the other two days, where my throat felt better, I was taking in between 800-1000 calories.
It's weird, as the super low calories made my restriction super tight again, so even on the days where I can eat and want to eat more calories, it was hard to do so. I had to eat really late at night just to get my calories up on those days.
I had a great NSV this week; I fit into size 10 pants. I've been buying the exact same pair of pants from the Walmart since I started this journey. They're inexpensive George brand boot cut black pants from the Walmart, and when I started last year the size 24W were extremely tight on me, to the point of discomfort. The 26W fit perfectly but I was too cheap to buy them before surgery as I knew I'd quickly shrink out of them. This week I was able to fit into size 10 of those same pants, and they're not too tight, and actually a wee bit loose in the butt area (my butt has disappeared, lol). So I am thrilled by that. Ecstatic.
Even though I haven't lost a lot of weight lately, it's good to know my body is still shrinking. I got some cute pajama bottoms for Christmas in size medium and one pair were a bit tight, and now they are baggy and loose, especially around the tummy and waist. So my body is still changing.
To celebrate, I dyed my hair. I wanted to go red but forgot how my hair responds to red dye so the colour I was aiming for is not the colour I ended up with, lol. It's taking some getting used to as it's such a bright red, lol.