I am officially, no longer, "morbidly obese"
Oct 13, 2010Well, I am a little over 2 months post-op. I have lost 43 pounds since surgery and I am feeling great. When I was at my Drs. office he said "congrats, you are no longer in the morbidly obese category." Wow, what a great feeling!
These 2 months have not been easy. I am still very cautious about what I eat and how much.
My husband and I went to the Renaissance Festival this past weekend. It was a lot of fun and I was actually able to eat a couple of bites of the food my husband was eating. The turkey leg was good and the bread bowl of brocolli cheese soup was very tasty. I drank water and we had an amazing time walking the ENTIRE festival. I would not have been able to do that 6 months ago. Weighing less makes walking feel so good instead of painful!
My nutritionist told me it is ok for me to have a little bit of carbs but I was trying to avoid them all together. I explained that I pick off the rice on my sushi and I am scared to eat carbs. He said it would be good for me to have a little. So, tonight I had a peice of wheat bread with some chicken salad on it. It was good and it sat well in my stomach. I am feeling a little more confident now about eating carbs.
I have a hard time getting enough protein and I can not drink the protein drinks. It's the smell and the taste. I don't know what happened to me. I was able to drink them just fine before the surgery. After the surgery, they just tasted gross. I am drinking the sugar free carnation instant breakfast though. So, at least I have an alternative.
The vitamins and medications don't seem to be a problem. I am staying well on track with those.
Something really weird is happening though, my clothes are starting to sag and my rings are starting to slide down my finger. More people are noticing my weight loss. It feels weird but good all at the same time.
I feel very fortunate to have such a loving, supportive husband. I am so glad he is encouraging me.
The only thing I wish I could have is a magic way to get more protein with out having to drink it!!!!
Indian Trail, NC
Apr 14, 2010