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Two week post-op

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm two weeks out from gastric bypass surgery and I'm having a good time. Today, I got to eat some real food...non shakes. I had tuna to start off with because it is easier to digest than chicken they say. It was good. Just plain ole tuna and lowfat mayo. I still feel stuffed even though it was only 2.5 oz total for lunch. Protein amazes me.

I have always been supportive of low-carb diets and eating plans. So, this eating / surgery change is good for me. Protein is good for healing. This surgery is already working on healing more than I expected it to. There is alot of healing in my head that needs to go on as well.

I know I'm going to be doing alot of self-talk in the future so that my brain and my new body will be in sync.

My mother keeps bugging me already wanting to know daily how much i've lost. sigh. I told her I do not weigh daily and it's been 2 wks with 12 pounds lost. I'd like to say that my mom was nice but that just isn't the case. She raised 4 girls and we all have issues. Now, I just consider the ignorance and move on.

But it's not about her this time. It's about me. At this stage in my life I feel pretty confident about myself and not so much about what others think of me. Thank God for menopause. Really! It's liberating.

And thank God for gastric bypass and wonderful doctors like Dr. Gregory Barnes! He's the best.

Well, it's the end of my day at work so i'm gonna shut this down.
Tonight is lean ground beef night. yippee.
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ISABELLAH0PE 8/20/2010 8:57PM

    Your story is inspiring!!! I was scheduled for my RYN this summer, but I re-scheduled it to December out of fear...looking forward to following your journey. Keep blogging!

And congratulations :)

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BONNIEELLEN571 8/18/2010 8:41AM

    GREAT attitude! My mother can be very passive-aggressive and I know where you're coming from. Good for you and good luck. Remember... baby steps. Baby steps. "Fall down seven times, get up 8." ~ Japanese proverb emoticon

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BONNIEELLEN571 8/18/2010 8:40AM

    GREAT attitude! My mother can be very passive-aggressive and I know where you're coming from. Good for you and good luck. Remember... baby steps. Baby steps. "Fall down seven times, get up 8." ~ Japanese proverb emoticon

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1KREILEYGIRL 8/17/2010 5:24PM

    Congrats on entering the food phase. It's exciting isn't it? Today people at work were eating a totally unhealthy cake and trying to hide it from me. I said "don't worry...my days are done"! lol. Then, I realized.. it's true. My days of feeling compelled to devour unhealthy stuff, as if I had no option... are gone. Thank God... I'm out of that prison.
And, I'm with you....it's MY LIFE NOW! Go on girl, go on! emoticon ...hot woman ahead!

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POPTART44 8/16/2010 11:03PM

    You are doing great! I can feel your excitement in your writing and it makes me excited for you! I know what you mean about not caring what other people think anymore - that's why I titled my page "my life, my way"!! It's all about us now!!
Woo - Hoo!!!

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DIANNADZ 8/16/2010 9:21PM

    Glad your doing so well. Me too, I am down 49 lbs from what I weighed in April, and down 38 lbs from July 2. I love the protein too. I have actually had to cut back on it as I was getting too much!

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MSWEBB8046 8/16/2010 6:25PM

    Protein-Protein-Protein!!! I still today get atleast 70-80 grams a day! It is very important! Oh and just another important items DO NOT WEIGHT EVERYDAY! I'm addictive to the scales and it is a bad thing! Just some words that have helped me! Keep going girl and another thing I still loved was tuna melt! Put 2 oz of tuna in a small bowl and ad just a pinch of mozz.chesse and put in oven until cheese was melted it i AWESOME! Have a great week!

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APRILSHOWER555 8/16/2010 6:15PM

    I know what you mean about people asking about how many lbs lost!!! It's not instantaneous!!! LOL...Isn't food great??? Wow...we actually "enjoy" our food and appreciate it now!! emoticon

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