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    MINDYHGP   17,474
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1 month post-op update!

Friday, June 28, 2013

I'm down 20 pounds since surgery as of today. Total is 37 pounds. It's hard to believe it's almost 40 pounds total. But I feel so great! I don't necessarily have more energy than I did before, but my calories are so low, that could be why. I'm trying to get intentional exercise in, mostly from walks, but mentally exercising is still a struggle. I have noticed I can do things like go up several flights of stairs without feeling like I'm going to keel over, or just walking like at the store or something, hubby said he noticed I'm walking faster. Yay!

Food's been no problems...I mean I haven't had trouble with dumping or with anything I'm eating. I've heard people have trouble with eggs, cheese, pork, etc. I'm able to eat anything like that that I've tried so far. Chicken (even with broth) is a little dry to me, it goes down ok, but slowly and it's not really worth the effort to me right now, since I have so much else (protein wise) that I CAN eat. Next time I try chicken, I'll probably crockpot it and see if that helps.

I went to a meeting last night and everyone ordered pizza. I am a great plan aheader and brought hard boiled eggs, yogurt, etc for myself, but boy oh boy, did I want that pizza!!! I considered taking a bite but I really didn't want to get sick, especially at someone else's house! So I avoided the difficult as it was. So tonight I am making eggplant pizzas! Yay! It's a spark recipe and one that I love anyway and made lots even before surgery. It's not the same, but it's pretty close. (Everything in the recipe I've eaten already and is ok, eggplant, tomato, cheese, etc.) It's in the oven and I can't wait! LOL

Guess that's it. I feel like I'm forgetting something, but if so, I'll just blog again! :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATTYR81 7/6/2013 11:03AM

    Pizza was the first thing that made me dump. emoticon

Now when I eat pizza, I only eat the cheese on one of the 'smaller' pieces. SLOOOOOWLY. No crust, occasional small sausage piece chewed well.

I've also use the chew-and-spit-out technique when I get 'the feeling' that something won't go down well or sit well on my tummy.

Hey, whatever works!!

emoticon on your success!

Happy Day!

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DSCROW 6/29/2013 7:43PM

    Your doing great! Wow keep up the good work!

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CORTNEY-LEE 6/29/2013 6:11AM

    great job planning!!

Yes, that first pizza party is rough, but it does get easier. I am to the point now where my stomach can handle it, but if I didn't plan it, then I don't partake. If I know days in advance, I may.

Yes, the exercise thing is difficult at first, but it will get easier. Soon, you won't be able to get enough of it!

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LOVINGAFRICA 6/29/2013 4:37AM

    MINDY you are doing so well. I am so happy that you are losing weight that fast, and adapting so well. Keep it up. (You know what I want to tell you about exercise, so do it, Honey!)
Sorry if this is TMI, but if I REALLY want something like pizza, I take a bite, really chew it, and then when I start thinking of putting it in my body, I don't want it anymore, and spit it out. Then I am generally cured of that urge for some time.
Bless you!

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BARNABABY1 6/28/2013 10:57PM

    Woo Hoo! Congratulations... all of your hard work is really paying off. Keep up the good work!!!

Comment edited on: 6/28/2013 10:58:17 PM

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FITFRIT 6/28/2013 8:01PM

    Great job planning ahead!

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