Oct 11, 2007
I am still struggling with the protein and I am scare to death I am going to lose my hair but hopefully next week when I can eat "real" food I will do better.
Don't say Try
Sep 27, 2007
I have lost 30 pounds since surgery (27 from the doctors scale but I like mine better). I was working out 5 times a week (just walking) but I haven't exercised in two weeks since being sick, my doctor who is very strict about exercise gave me until Saturday.
When I was at my appt on Monday with my surgeon there was a gentleman who lost 1/2 of his body weight. He weighed 320 and was down to 160 and looked wonderful so my doc said to me that could be you. and I replied that is what I am going to try to do.....WRONG THING TO SAY TO HIM. The lecture lasted ten minutes but ultimately I got the point. You can't have try in any sentence involving weight loss..try means that you will try to lose weight but you may or may not. You must say I will so then you will believe and do.
I found this lecture very helpful and focused. I must say I was having a rough week with being sick and watching my family eat huge portions of my faviorite stuff that I can't have until I heard this and then I though. I am going to do this for myself, my kids and my life.
Two week mark
Sep 14, 2007
All in all I feel great. My husband said that he can definately see a difference already so that makes me feel good. I have noticed a difference in my clothes so I am excited.
I go back to work on Monday so I hope that I have my eating figured out by then. Any advice is welcomed.
One Week Later
Sep 07, 2007
Dr. Kligman's office called me today to see how I was doing...apparently their were some issues with my blood pressure being extremely high the night after surgery so they were concerned. I never knew that but I am glad that they checked up on me.
Tougher than I thought
Sep 02, 2007
My husband said that he is proud of me which is a big compliment.
I am feeling well, a little sore but not much. My only concern is that I am not sure when I am full. I was told that it could be a month before I am able but I don't want to stretch my pouch out.
For two weeks I am on a "liquid" diet....this is going to kill me but at least I can have sugar free popcicles (I love those).
The countdown begins...
Aug 29, 2007
I reallly want to thank all of my new friends who I have been talking to the last few weeks. You have truely helped, even just knowing that someone out there has been there and is encouraging me.
I don't reallly have any friends these days, my one "best friend" and I parted ways last summer and I really haven't had the energy to find more. Hopefully that will change and the ladies that I have spoken to recently will be my support and friends for the long term.
Well I am rambling and I still need to pack.
I will let you know how it went when I return home.
Keep me in your prayers.
One more day to go until S day
Aug 28, 2007
I met a lady today at the seminar who I referred here and hopefully she will join our "family".
2 days and counting
Aug 27, 2007
My husband asked me what I wanted my "last supper" to be..I really can't tell him because I have been doing so well (lost 27 lbs pre-op) that I don't have a taste for anything.
Thanks to all who have sent me messages or support and help I appreciate it.
Four days and counting....
Aug 25, 2007
Thursday is fast approaching...I went out today to get some food for when I come home. I am waiting for it to cool off here so I can do the rest of my shopping. I go see Dr. Kligman on Monday to sign my consent forms and stuff, I can't wait.
My husband is finally being supportive and not so negative. His biggest fear is that I will leave him once I get skinny...in reading other spouses thoughts it is pretty common.
My daughter is scared that I am going to die but I am trying to keep up a positive attitude so she does not worry. the truth is I could die without having the surgery so I am doing this for both of my kids.
Counting Down the Days
Aug 23, 2007