Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Well today I am officially 10 weeks out from surgery. As of today I have lost a total of 41lbs since surgery and a grand total of 60lbs including surgery prep.
I just recently went through my closet and purged all of my clothes that are too big. Needless to say I have hardly anything left and getting dressed has become a chore! Yet, oddly enough I don't mind because I figure this is a good problem to have!
I started out wearing a 26-28 and i just bought a couple items that are 18-20 and a little snug but wearable...but I think right now a 20-22 is probably MOST comfortable. It just depends on the brand/cut/material. Progress HAS been made!
I still to this day have not thrown up even once since surgery. I do NOT eat sugar because I don't want to get sick. I have had very small pieces of 85%cacao chocolate once in a great while which is extremely low in sugar, and also a couple small bites of my son's 18th birthday cake but that is as far as I am willing to push it and I don't even miss sugar so it is not an issue for me. Also I have talked about this before but I no longer eat dairy of any kind. Lactose is an issue now. But again, I don't miss it.
I had a couple of rough weeks in the beginning before I figured out lactose causes intestinal problems and also processed foods cause me to feel like I'm going to explode so I really have discovered the world of whole foods to be amazingly satisfying and I feel better than I ever have in my life. I have learned how to incorporate so many new whole foods into my meals. My newest obsession is the sweet summer kale salad. Who knew kale could be so incredibly delicious?
I feel really blessed to not have had any real issues at this point and also I am learning to consider the lactose/processed food intolerance to be a huge blessing in disguise. I have to be honest and say that at first I wasn't real confident that I would REALLY be able to change my diet as much as would be required for permanent weight maintainence. But now I have fallen so totally in love with eating simple whole foods that I am seeing now that this will be a permanent change. It feels as though a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. (pun intended) It really is a relief. I am so much more confident in my choices. I am so much more at ease with my future health. NOT because of the surgery, but because of the discoveries that I have made about my body since. You know how when you are doing something good for your body it "just feels right"? I feel that way ALL the time now and it is exciting.
Well, my next plan is to figure out how to incorporate more exercise into my days. Now that I feel like I am making progress nutritionally, it is time to take care of the whole package. Time to get out the bike again!