Wednesday, April 30, 2014

6 weeks post op- vertical sleeve

I am happy to report that my tantrums have stopped!  Now that I have moved onto "real food" I am not feeling deprived.  The soft diet was tougher than I thought it would be.  I am just over 6 weeks out from surgery and I am down 45 lbs.with 8 of that being lost pre-op.  My current weight today:  206.9.

One of the reasons I decided to have this surgery was because I do not want to be on a diet the rest of my life.  I have been on the losing end of that battle for over 15 years,and it's been exhausting.   I hear so much about how the first 6 months after surgery is the time to lose the weight and that I should make the best of this time frame.  I know I will never be able to go back to eating fast food allllll the time, and serving sizes meant for 3 people... Others who have had this surgery ( some of them die hards in my opinion) say to keep protein up, carbs down, this trick, that trick. etc.  I am following my portion guidelines (about 2 ounces (by volume,not weight) and trying to make good choices.  To me, it seems some of these people are still dieting.  For me, it's more about what works best for my body....What makes me feel good physically.  I will have a bite or two of cake if I am at a party, but not until after I eat my healthy protein portion of my meal.  It's still a fine line to make the right choices while still enjoying life.  It's something I have always struggled with.

But now... I have a tool.  It makes the things that I have always struggled with easier.  I will always love food, but my new tool makes me soooo much more capable of handling it.

People have started to notice a difference in how I look.  And finally....I am starting to notice a difference too!


LuckyMama said...

I'm glad you're adapting to this new way. I would have had a difficult time with a liquid diet as well. Keep it up!

divad said...

Yes, progress! You are amazing my friend Jennifer!

Boyet Navaja said...

wow, i really can see the difference. Great job.