7 Months Post Op
Mar 14, 2014
I am doing so well that I barely feel that I have had RNY surgery. To date, I am down a total of 74lbs, and 50.75 inches. I didn't have a pre op diet so this is all since my surgery on August 13, 2013. I couldn't be more pleased. I simply hoped that I could get the weight off that I had gained once my lap band started giving me problems, which is what I set my original goal at - 135lbs. Since then, I set another goal of 125lbs, and reached this goal, so have adjusted again to 120lbs. This morning I weighed 123lbs. I eat on average 800-900 calories a day, and typically get in 80-100 grams of protein. I don't drink anything caloric, including protein shakes or alcohol. I get all of my protein from food. I am quite addicted to Quest Protein Bars, which increases my carbs, but so far it doesn't seem to have stalled my weight loss. I do feel a little queasy after eating a whole protein bar, especially the ones that have some sugar alcohols in them, but I can deal with the nausea which only lasts for about 30 minutes to an hour. Since my surgery, I haven't eaten any sweets - I don't know if I dump, but the feeling I get from my Quest bars makes me think that I could if I took in more sugar - plus sugar, especially chocolate, was my 'drug food' of choice pre surgery, so now that it is out of my system, I don't miss it. My Quest bars give me the all the chocolate I want. I drink a lot of water, all day, every day. I make sure to get in at least 10cups a day, and have never been dehydrated. My goal is to take advantage of this honeymoon period and try to get to the lower end of BMI for my height so I have some 'bounce back' room. I actually feel terrific - maybe it's all these vitamins I take. I am getting on my treadmill about 4-5 times a week, for 30 minutes. I want to up my exercise and do more strength training to try to firm up. I don't have much loose skin because I had a lower body lift when I lost my weight with the lap band. But the arms are quite giggly, so really trying to firm them up. Anyway, I post new pics every months also, if you are interested in seeing my progression. Till next month.