Jul 02, 2009It's been 6 weeks since I had my surgery, and I can't even believe that I've now lost 40 lbs!!! That's with a 10-day stall at 3 weeks out, too. My mind is blown, and my body just seems to be MELTING right before my eyes. I am having a hard time getting in all of my water and protein, as well as enough food. I just don't have the desire to eat because the chewing food at this point is just not that enjoyable when it has to be applesause consistency - especially meat, but I eat minimal amounts of that. I REALLY like FF Ricotta cheese mixed w a packet of Splenda, scrambled eggs w veggies and a small slice of mexican Velveta melted over it, meatballs, string cheese dipped into hot marinara ( it' s like a Mozz stick w/o the breading and frying), and Sugar Free Pudding with Protein Powder - faves are Lemon and Butterscotch. Even thought I'm having a hard time meeting my eating and drinking goals, I keep trying every day and usually make progress. I try not to get discouraged, and remember to take my vitamins regularly.
I'm walking and swimming, but I don't think it's enough - I work full time and have a 1 1/2 year old, so it is difficult to find time to exercise, but I will be joining a GYM in August for my Birthday present to myself, and will go after we put my son to bed. I am committed to doing it, it's just about making it work for you and finding out how to make myself a priority EVERY day. I typically walk 2-3 times a week and swim 2-3 times, but would like to add one more evening of walking and a day of weight training to help start to firm up my sagginess, because with the 40 lb loss, it's starting to show! I know I am going to need a tummy tuck/pannus removal, new boobs, and probably some surgical help wiht the inner thighs - they are a running cruel joke in my family. So, I want to do what I can myself and for the rest, I'm saving up.
I've been having some pain where my new stomach is and I'm hoping that it isn't a hernia. I go to my doc's on Monday to find out, and I am really hoping it's just a strain. Keeping my fingers crossed...