ONE YEAR POST-OP
Jul 02, 2012Well it is hard to believe that it has been just a hair over a year since I had surgery. For the most part, I have had it "easy" and have not had any major complications, have not gotten sick hardly at all, and have not had any lactose intollerance or intollerances to vegetables, etc. I can eat most meats, some still have a little difficulty such as chicken and hamburger meat, but all in all I am doing good. I have to watch myself, as I sometimes conveniently "forget" how much I SHOULD eat (vs. what I CAN eat) and tend to eat a little more than I should. Not always, but I do catch myself. It doesn't take long for my stomach to protest and put me back in my place though! There are times I do wish I did have a little more difficulty eating things so that it wouldn't be so easy to fall back into cheating myself.
I have lost a few lbs. since my last post in January and a few smidgens of inches since I last taped myself and I take full responsibility in that is partly due to me needing to get back in control of portions and what I am eating, but also due to the fact that I have been working with a personal trainer twice a week and gaining some muscle. I know I will do better losing both lbs. and inches if I can keep up the exercise and tone down on the food. I am not out of control, just know I can always do better.
I have found that I have tons more energy, more flexibility to exercise, I sleep better, I can actually fit into a lawn chair without picking it up w/my butt when I go to stand up...and overall I am happier with myself.
Current total weight loss: 107.4 lbs
Waist: 11" Neck: 2.75" Bicep: 2.75" Forearm: 2" Chest: 8" Hip: 12" Thigh: 6" Calf: 4"