Week 10 post-op
Apr 21, 2009Well I haven't written anything here for a long time so thought I should. This is an interesting journey to say the least. I have experienced so many emotional and physical changes in 10 weeks I can't even begin to list them all.
As of today I am officially down (drum role please) 90 pounds.
This weekend I discovered the fun of clothes shopping. My oldest nephew Brian is graduating college in May so I need to have something to wear to his graduation so... I found a cute capris and fell in love. What size to get is the big dilemma I decided to buy a pair of size 18 and thought "I hope I can fit into these by then".
When I got home I decided to try them on and what an experience. I went through the usual prayer "Please God don't let it pinch my fat or me rip out teh butt seam, and it would also be nice if I could actually get them over my hips." Hesitantly I put them on and WAH LA... they slide over my hips and up to my waist. Snap and zip and they were on. A SIZE 18 non-stretch material pair of pants. I have went down from a snug, stretchy material, pull on jean in a size 28 to a size 18. However, the old saying just because you can doesn't mean you should still applies and with the size 18 pants.
However they will look great with about 10 pounds more off my shrinking humongo butt. I figure by Brian's graduation I will be strutn my stuff in them fancy lil pants! I have also went from a size 5 x top to an X-lg misses shirt. Happily I can't blame this size decrease on the "girls" because there wasn't alot to speak of their in the first place. I think I lost a large turkey off my stomach and it feels great.
I am getting in my 60 gm. of protein shakes and I can now eat up to 1/2 cup of food. Drinking 64 ounces of water is well lets just say I am trying. It is going well with all my vitamins. Next month I can graduate from Fred Flinstones to Bariatric Advantage. I will be glad for that. I do wish that food smelled gross but it doesn't. I am working on head hunger and feel good about where I am at. I have gotten to kayak in my new boat, very fast and I got in and out of it without ending up in the water. It may not have looked pretty but hey you can't ask for everything. I feel happy with my life right now and the candle on the cake is I should have a grandbaby arriving any day now. WAHOO!!!