I am way behind on getting my updates out… sorry. It has been a busy month thus far.
My 6 week appointment was on September 28th and it went really well. I am happy to report that I am now allowed to eat what ever I would like as long as my tummy will handle it. The not so happy news is my tummy doesn’t allow much yet. But I’m working on it. I try to eat different stuff every day to test the waters. Most of the time I think I just eat too fast or take to big a bite and it upsets everything. So, I have some learning to do.
Weight: 226 lbs
Loss since surgery: 21 lbs
Loss overall: 56 lbs
Those numbers were on the 28th at my appointment. I think I am now down to 219 as of yesterday morning (October 11th) which works out to 28 lbs since surgery and 63 over all. I’m happy! Things are going well. Now if I could only get back into the swing of a work out! Ugg..
I’m tired all the time. I’m averaging 650 calories a day (65 g protein) and I can’t get more than that. I feel sick if I try. So, at the end of the day, the last thing I want to do is walk on the treadmill. But, I need to get it done! I just have to get moving.
In other news… a Non-Scale Victory from the weekend… I went to South Dakota with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and the kids to see my other sister-in-law and her family. While we were there, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law picked up some new clothes for me. I am humbled and grateful for this amazing gift. The feel of clothes that fit make all the difference in the world–so says my sister-in-law. I look in the mirror not and can really see the difference. One of the pairs of pants they picked up was a size 15. I put them on, got them up but couldn’t do them up. No biggy… I’m in a 16 and that’s still fantastic since when I started my jeans were 24’s! The kicker about those pants was they were JUNIORS!!! I couldn’t believe it! I was wishing they had a bigger size in the juniors that I could try on… how awesome would that be to tell people… “Yeah, I’m buying kids cloths again 🙂 ” hahaha… The shirts we picked up were only a 1x size… down from 4x before surgery. They both said it wouldn’t be long before I’m in just a LARGE. Here’s hoping it happens before Christmas 🙂 One day at a time though.
Lets talk YARN for a minute! I am up to my eyeballs in purple Grape Fizz (Red Heart Supersaver) making mermaid tail blankets for Christmas. I have 4 to make. Once those are done, I have 2 shark tails to make. Good times!
I have decided that all gifts this year will be handmade. I may have started too late though… Sigh… Next year I will start in June! It might go faster if I was listening to Christmas music while I am yarning. Brian might not like that though. He thinks it’s still too early for “that noise”. I say as soon as Christmas stuff starts showing up in stores, Christmas music should be enjoyed as well… that was August this year. 🙂
Well, I think that is all I have to report… Until next time… Have a blessed week!
PS: You will notice I didn’t share an updated picture this time. I did that on purpose. My next follow up is on the one year mark of when I joined the program. I will share one at that time. 🙂