PreOp Diet Weigh In: 226
Surgery Day Weigh In: 218.5
Day 19 Weigh In: 211.5
I've lost 7 lbs since surgery. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. Hands down I like seeing the scale moving downwards, but for some reason I feel disappointed, like I should have seen more given how few calories I was taking in. I knew I would see a stall once I shifted to actual food and off liquids and I know 7 lbs in 19 days is nothing to sneeze at. I don't know. It's confusing.
I am now on full blown food and I admit I've treated myself a bit while not eating a whole lot of anything. I did have one evening of particularly bad reflux but the prescription med took care of it pretty quickly. Otherwise, everything is staying down so I'm really happy about that.
This week is my first week of really planning my meals and my food. I'm getting back to what I used to do when stuff worked. I've got chicken and hummus for lunches and lots of greens, berries, and banana protein powder for smoothies. I'm going to try to stick to just 2 cups of coffee (without sugar) and 2 actual meals a day. We'll see how that goes. It's a whole new world as I try to figure out what will work. I gave up the sugar in the coffee during the preop diet but I still use a little cream and I'm not giving that up.
Recovery-wise, I would rate myself at 90-95%. I still have pain bending over and twisting but that's about it. The incisions have healed very nicely. I have a post op appointment on Thursday so we'll see what doc has to say about my progress. Once I am pain free, I plan on getting back to the gym.
Blog name ideas are still welcome. Special thanks for "Unstoppable Me." I'm thinking about it. Definitely time to start anew. Thanks again everyone for the warm comments and thoughts!