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Back to Work after WLS
Thursday, July 21, 2016      2 comments

So today is my first day back to work. I am trying to navigate the pitfalls that will be part of my life with regards to my surgery. I tried to plan out what I will eat today but failed to figure out timing of when I will eat. I will need to ... Read more
WLS - My Journey - 14 days post surgery
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      4 comments

So I am approaching the end of my time off of work going back on July 21st. I am so ready to go back. Now I need to go through my clothes and figure out what I can wear. I will need to continue wearing my knit pants for now as I still have... Read more
WLS - My Journey - 7 days post surgery
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      2 comments

Well I continue to feel better and move much easier. Today's achievement was that I could bend comfortably enough to pit on my own socks and shoes. I then proceeded to take my first outdoor walk since having surgery. It was a short .6 of a... Read more
WLS - My Journey - 5 days post surgery
Sunday, July 10, 2016      6 comments

Things have been going great so far. I had a minor hiccup with chicken not setting well with Rita my new tummy. Do not want the experience of dumping again. Having genepro with Powerade to get my protein in for the day. I am going to try r... Read more
WLS - My Journey - 3 days post surgery
Friday, July 08, 2016      1 comments

Well yesterday I came home and I have slept a lot. Not really hungry but have managed to eat a little. Having a protein shake this morning to get ahead a little with protein. I am going to pick up some light lemonade today as I am having t... Read more
WLS - My Journey - 2 days post op
Thursday, July 07, 2016      0 comments

Well purée food went well. Was not able to shower yesterday but should be able to today. Already got yo and took some laps. Really want to get off the IV so I can walk faster. Seems like nonstop food or shakes coming to my room. I am so n minima... Read more
WLS - My Journey - 1 day post op
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      3 comments

Feeling great. Pain has been fairly minimal. Walking helped a lot. I look so reward to liquids this morning. My care team has been wonderful. I am hoping I will be able to take a shower later today to help with the itchy of dry skin ... Read more
WLS - My Journey - surgery
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      4 comments

So today was surgery. I am told everything went as expected. I am sore but have already been up for a walk. Really want a drink but not allowed until tomorrow.... Read more
WLS - My Journey - less than 1 day to go
Monday, July 04, 2016      2 comments

So yesterday I prepped up 3 different foods. Ricotta bake, cauliflower pepperoni purée, and chicken tenders. These are all set up in the fridge in small portions. Today I need to finish packing my bag it is nearly done just a few last minute thi... Read more
WLS - My Journey - less than 2 days to go
Sunday, July 03, 2016      4 comments

Well the time is drawing near. I am less than 2 days away from surgery. I am nearly ready. Getting my bag packed today and cooking up some meals for when I get home. Purée foods will be on the menu and I have stocked up on them. Have Greek yogur... Read more
WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 9
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      2 comments

Well another day closer and I passed my goal to be under 325 before surgery. Not sure that I will update my goal now until after surgery. For sure my next goal will be 300 which from my highest will be -90 pounds. After that of course 290 wil... Read more
WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 8
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      1 comments

Okay it is getting more difficult to drink the protein shakes. So I pulled out the Ninja Blender last night and blended one up. Was a lot easier to drink. Absolutely no powder pockets so that helped a lot. So I blended my shake this morn... Read more
WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 7
Monday, June 27, 2016      4 comments

Wow do I wish that the Protein shake pre-op diet was a sustainable way to lose weight. I have dropped nearly 14 pounds in the time I have been on this. But I know this is not a sustainable way to lose and keep the weight off. 7 days unt... Read more
WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 4
Friday, June 24, 2016      2 comments

Today I head to see the PA for my pre-op check up and blood work. I am down a couple months re pounds hopefully this bodes well for the liver shrink. Went for a nice walk with a dear friend last night that had not seen me since November. S... Read more
WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 3
Thursday, June 23, 2016      8 comments

Well the liquid diet seems to be a hit with the scale. Down 3 pounds from yesterday so making my goal of 330 by July 5th will be easy. Might even get to 325 woohoo. Picked up a Ninja blender/food processor yesterday so tonight I will make... Read more

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