WHERE HAVE I BEEN
Jun 20, 2012
I have not been able to post because my laptop keyboard went out. I was only able to read but I kidnapped my sisters laptop today to gove you all and update.
Well I have been everywhere.
I was feeling like a slave in my own home bcause my mother made me rest (not a bad thing) But the day she let me go I went to Ocean City (drove with my children) and had a wonderful ime with some family from out of town. Then got up the next moring took my little cousin grocery shopping (she has her first apt.) Then I got on the road again and drove to Philly (I missed my husband) spent the night and then drove to Maryland later that day.
I am doing well and fine now. I am managing to get in my protein and take my vitamins. I look foward to my vitamins because they are like candy to me (Celebrate). I am now on soft foods and tuna and salmon have been my favorites and because they have a lot of protein.
I am doing a lot of walking and circut training. Just on my legs and arms to tone. I am not losing the weight that I want but I am losing inches. I had lost my workout pants and saw my daughters shorts in the hall. Something told me to try them on and I did............THEY FIT and they are a size 14/15 they were tight but I got them on with litle effort. When I came home I was taking m children out to Chuck E Cheese I didnt know what I wanted to wear so I found some jeans (dont know where they came from) they were a size 16......................THEY FIT. I was overjoyed and elated.
Now my weight I am down to 237 which is from the highest of 262 before surgery. My neck and wrist are noticeably getting slimmer. I was rubbing my neck for some reason and I realized that I lost a chin. It was so funny I had to go and look in the mirror and it is slowly vanishing.
I am going to start taking some pictures today and posting soon,
I am home and Safe
Jun 13, 2012
Ok so I have been m.i.a. for about a week or so.
I am doing good I did have RNY on June 4 2012 which was a Monday and I came home on Tuesday night.
As of today (wednesday 1 week later) I am doing good I have been traveling a bit.
I went in at 258ish and I checked today and I am 242. I am not happy about that but I am on my way out to the gym to but these pounds. I was not exercising much because I was afraid I would bust my stiches open. But now I am ready to take this journey to the next level.
Philly Chicken Cheese Steak
May 29, 2012
I cannot believe that I have less than one week to go. I am so happy. This weekend was horrible for me. I went to pick up my husband from Philly and I had not eaten of was unable to make me a shake so I ate. I had a Phiily Chicken Cheese Steak. I felt horrible afterwards. I had been doing so well. I made up for it when I got home. I went walking later on that night to make up for it me and my husband walked 0.60 miles. I also went walking last night I did 1.82 miles felt so much better.
I plan on walking tonight for 2 miles. i am taking my oldest daughter with me because she is a bit on the thick side. But I will make it fun and not seem like exercise.
My Protein Drinks
May 24, 2012
Ok so I am on my pre-op diet. I have been having a good time with mixing the different shakes.
But I have only been on it for it for 2 days. I drink my shakes in the morning and have a light dinner at night. Well last night after I have drunk all my shakes it was time for dinner. I had a side salad from Mc Donalds ( I added my own pack of tuna 3oz) and a Parfait. I could not eat all of the salad or the parfait.
I had no Idea that my stomach was also going to feel like this.
I am almost there
May 24, 2012
I am overjoyed. I have about 10 days until my day of surgery. I am very excited, not so much scared. It seems like it has been forever and it also seems like time has flied at the same time.
I have gotten my vitamins, some different protein drinks, waters (will need more).
My Pre-Op Workshop
May 22, 2012
Well I had my workshop on yesterday. It was pretty cool.
I was told I need to start my pro-op diet today.
Talk about timing.
I am to drink all day everyday 2-4 protein shakes and one lean meal.
or 4-6 protein drinks per day and no meal.
I dont know which one i will choose. The fact that it is a holiday weekend I may opt for the one meal. She said we can mix it up if we wanted to.
We went over the vitamins and protein drinks we can and cannot have for after surgery.
My doctor only requires you to say in the Hosp for one extra day, being released the day after surgery if you meet the requirements.
1. Be able to walk 10 minutes per hour
2.Drink 1 liter of liquids in 2-4 hours no more and no less.
3.Be able to be on minimal pain meds (i think)
4.Be able to use the Breathing Machine. (if you cough ur doing it right)
It was really cool and I enjoyed myself.
May 02, 2012
Forgot to report that I seen my PCP yesterday and i am down 10 pounds.
Apr 24, 2012
Only a few people in my family knew what I was doing.
My husband, mother and aunt.
Well on yesterday I asked and told the rest of my family of my decision and I got mixed reviews. My brother had to think about it because he had mixed feelings I guess. A cousin of mine said I was not trying hard enough and my sister said I wanted the easy way out.
I by all means do not think that this is the easy way out. The easy way was buying the pills and the drinks and eating the cabbage and the cereal.
I cried later on that night for about an hour because I could not believe that they think I have never tried. I am sending them the list that my Dr. put together with all the attempts that I have done.
I don't know what else to say. My husband was very upset because I was upset. I was upset because I want everyone to not so much be happy but at least support my decision.