The After Life begins...
Dec 27, 2012
It's been a while since I've blogged. I think I got stuck in thinking it was taking FOREVER to get here, but guess what! It's here and gone!
I have to say it was a little more rough than I had psyched myself up for. I had read all these posts (or maybe I WANTED to read them a certain way) that people were up and back to normal life in just days. Well 3-4 days after my surgery (Dec 17th) I felt like I had been run over by a Mack truck. Don't get me wrong, it was not horrible by any means. It just wasn't what I expected.
Things I've learned include, when they say only do 2 oz at a time...they ain't kidding! About day 4 (still doing clear liquids) I was still hurting when I ate. Then it hit me that 1. you aren't supposed to drink right before or at least 30 min after and 2. I was trying too much at a time! So I cut back and what do ya know? I felt so much better....duh.
I had my first follow up today and it was like I ran there I was so exhausted. But I've lost 19 lbs. and everything they say is "normal". I don't feel like I've lost 19 lbs. Clothes don't really feel any different. But I'm excited about what's to come. I'm such a skeptic...I've gotten down to around 240 lbs. on my own so I want to see the scales in the 230s and 220s before I feel like this is real. I'm so stubborn!
I'm on full liquids now and I LOVE soup so I'm pretty happy. Trader Joe's tomato and roasted pepper soup is FANtastic. It tastes rich and buttery (and I even water it down a little) and the warm makes my tummy happy. I also made some "pudding". A cup of Greek yogurt, a packet of SF (sugar free) banana creme pudding mix, and added probably about a cup of light vanilla soy milk. The Greek yogurt cuts the super sweet taste (which is good for me) but it's still tasty, with added protein, and satisfies that need for a little sweet in the day.