Six weeks Post Op
Jul 01, 2009So last Friday I was six weeks post op. I have lost a total of 63 pounds since starting my liquid diet on May 3rd and 43 pounds since my surgery. I finally, for the first time in seven years am under 300 pounds. Hard to believe that I was in so much pain and discomfort just two months ago.
I can eat/tolerate just about anything and one of the lucky people who have had no complications. I rarely, if ever get sick to my stomach and never have nasea. I can eat about four ounces of food at a sitting and eat about one thousand calories a day. Far more than many people can eat, but I feel much better energy wise when I get more calories in.
I am not as afraid of carbs as many WLS patients, I have very few but I do have them. I may eat a 1/4 piece of wheat toast with my scrambled egg, or a 1/2 oz. of pasta with a meatball and sauce for supper. I still make sure I get my protein in and weighing my food on the plate is the best way for me to gauge what/how much I can eat.
My newest addiction though it coffee and I drink about six cups a day now (six ounce cups). I switch to decaf after my morning two cups. It goes down much better than water. Water is my only problem, it physically hurts my tummy and gives me gas pains. I drink it, but it is work.
Vitamins are easy, I pack them up for the week on Sunday and put them in my purse so I always have them. I no longer take any prescription medicines and my blood pressure and blood sugars are normal.
I go to the gym at least three times a week, try to go five. It is kind of fun and it surprises me how much I can do.
Oct 07, 2008