Thursday, September 20, 2012

2 week Post-op Appt

I had my first post-op appointment with my surgeon yesterday afternoon and needless to say I am a very happy camper today!!!

I am down 22lbs!!!

Unfortunately, she said they only count the weight you have lost since your last appt right before surgery but I am counting what I have lost since I have begun my journey...sooooo here are the numbers

Consultation Visit             269lbs

Final Visit/Before Surgery   265lbs

2 week post-op                 247lbs

Total lost                         22lbs!!!!

The doctor was very pleased; Of course I need to up my protein. I think it is so hard at this point because of still being on liquid/pudding type foods. I didn't know I was supposed to be getting 15-20g of protein every 2-3 hours. I was only getting in protein like 3 meals a day....oh well, there is sooooooo much to remember. I am going to have to log my food. That is one thing I haven't done. I did get some unflavored protein powder so I can add it to my greek yogurt and such. I had been scared to eat more than 2 oz. at a time but she told me to try more, just go slow. I feel better today, more energized and not so scared of my "baby" tummy.
Someone asked me if I had made any goals and I have been thinking of one but I have always been afraid to say them out load because before I would always fail and didn't want to answer to anybody due to failing. But I do have a goal and I hope it's realistic.

I want to be less than 200lbs by the end of the year. AHHH ONEDERLAND!!! I don't even remember the last time I was less than 200lbs....high school probably. That would be 48lbs to loose in 14 weeks. I totally think that it is doable as long as I keep my proteins up and continue to exercise. We will see...I am going to do my best to not fail.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Post-Op Week 1

I’m back! Sorry I’ve been MIA since surgery but I really just needed time to myself to figure all this out. I’ve had a couple bumps in the road in the last week but feeling so much better today. I’m even back at work today, which has honestly made me feel even better.

My surgery and hospital stay went very well. All the nurses said I was doing fantastic…I was a walking fool!!  It was good to get home though. Liquid diets still suck…that doesn’t change after surgery. However, it is nice that my stomach doesn’t growl. It has been hard to get all my proteins and fluids in but it gets better every day.

When I weighed at home the morning of surgery, I had officially lost 10lbs on my pre-op diet. I weighed again yesterday, I know I said that I was going to wait for my follow-up with my surgeon but it is just so tempting. As of yesterday I had lost another 10lbs.

SO…..a Total of 20lbs!!!!

I’m happy with that. Everyone says they see a difference in my face. I see it and when I got dressed for work today, I could tell a difference in my clothes too.

I’m hanging in there…it is definitely a mental game right now to me. I’m not hungry but I miss eating, I miss food. I’ve been cooking for my husband and little guy, it doesn’t bother me to cook but I’ve noticed over the past couple days, I want to chew something!!!! I did scramble an egg…it’s a little early for eggs based on my surgeon’s schedule but I did fine with it and it tasted sooooooooo good.  J

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I've been sleeved!!!

Hey guys! Doing well here, just sore. I'm about to be discharged from the hospital. I will post again soon. Thank you for all the well wishes :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Surgery Eve

I'm getting my bag packed tonight and finishing some laundry. Trying to keep Zach from destroying the house....not easy with a toddler! I have a bad headache from only clear liquids today but other than that feeling good and looking forward to tomorrow. I'll post as soon as I can after surgery. Thanks for all the encouraging words. See ya on the other side :))

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Almost there....

I went for my pre-op registration this morning at the hospital. Everyone was so nice and let me know what would happen on Friday morning...that's right FRIDAY!!! Yay! I can hardly believe surgery is in 3 days. It has felt like it took forever to get here. I'm beyond excited at this point. I haven't been too nervous. I found myself getting emotional over the weekend thinking about it. I have had doubts creep in my mind here and there but I am pretty sure from reading other blogs that is completely normal. The pre-op diet is going okay, it has messed with my head but that is to be expected. The day before surgery I have to be on only clear liquids...that's gonna suck! But then....FRIDAY!!! :)))

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers guys!