Monday, September 20, 2010

1 Month Update

It seems unreal, but this past Saturday (9/18) was my one month surgiversary. In some ways it feels like I just had the surgery, but in others it feels like I'm 2 or 3 months out.

I'm going to keep this short and simple. I forgot to measure myself before surgery, so I have just decided not to keep up with inches.

Starting Weight - 332
Weight the day of surgery - 312
Current Weight - 288
Total Weight Loss = 44lbs

Pretty impressive huh? In all reality I have lost 24lbs since surgery, but I worked my ass off for those other 20 too, so dammit I'm counting them!

So, depending on how you want to look at this update, I have lost 24lbs in one month OR I have lost 44lbs in two months.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Old Me Is Dead & Gone

I titled this post in honor of a T.I. song, because that is the way my life is feeling right now. I always have a song for any situation. Right now, I'm feeling like the old me is dead and gone and is never coming back.. and that is a good thing!

To elaborate, I got a new car! I traded in my 2002 Mazda Tribute with the slipping transmission for a 2010 Honda Civic and I am in love! Its like I took all my troubles with my old car and eliminated them, much like I did with my surgery. I feel like I am starting a new life, one that I am in control of finally!

Speaking of control, I AM having a difficult time with the speed of my eating. Last night I was coming home from Wal-Mart and stopped at McDonalds and got a 4pc Chicken Nugget meal. I know it wasn't a healthy choice, but it was literally the only thing open at 9:15 on a Monday night in my little 'ol town. I pulled over at a gas station and started eating my nuggets. I got down 2 1/2 before I starting feeling this weird feeling in my stomach, but what did I do? Ate the other 1/2 of the third one. (Mind you, all within a 5 min time span). Well I realized what I did and started on my way home.

About 5 miles later, I was trying to sing along in my car and I couldn't because it hurt SO bad in my throat. I knew I needed to throw up, but where? I am on a back road in the boonies! So I see a church and pulled over. I ended up hurling right there in the parking lot! And again when I got home!

So needless for me to say, my relationship with McDonalds is dead and gone! :-)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

3 Weeks Out

I can't believe it, but I am already 3 weeks out from surgery. Well, technically it will be 3 weeks tomorrow, but might as well round up. Life is going pretty good. I have been in a stall for the past week, so I am sitting pretty at 294. I'm not too worried about it. I actually stopped weighing everyday. I last weighed on Sunday and it said 294. I think I am stalling because 1.) I have been eating more "solids" and 2.) Aunt Flo is in town.

All I have to say is THANK GOD I got the Sleeve, because I seriously do not know what I would do if I couldn't take NSAIDS. I have been in so much pain today, but I was under the impression I needed to wait 6 weeks before I could take any whole pills. Pre-op, I would be a Pamprin popper for the first 2 days because of the extreme pain that associates my monthly. After trying to focus at work and "ignore" the pain, I couldn't take it anymore. I had to do something. So I called the doctor and asked what I could do, and to my relief she said I could take some Pamprin. I told her she was my angel and popped a pill. I was a little nauseous at first, but I ate a couple of crackers and took some nausea medicine and my magic pink pill did what it does best - turned me from a raging bitch to a timid lamb.

So anyway, I'm a little bummed about not loosing weight, but I know that it's just a stall and all stalls are meant to be broken. I also haven't been very religious with my exercising so I've got to start doing that every night and I know it will help. I also got a Shake Weight for my birthday to help with my arms. It is so hard to do!!! I hope it works though, cause I hate my arms.

Well, I guess that is all for now. Until next time, IM OUT!