Holy One Month Out Batman!!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Today is my one month anniversary of my surgery. I feel great! I've been back to work for two days and it's been ok so far. Let's see how I do when the real stress comes back.... I won't be able to turn to food. So I think I'm going to exercise it out!

Eating-wise I'm doing ok. I pretty much struggle with every type of meat except sometimes I can eat moist lunch meat. Everything else likes to make a second appearance. I've been doing ok with mushy food like applesauce, pudding, mashed potatoes, refried beans and cold cereal. I also still drink protein shakes to help me get to my protein goal each day.

I do well with my vitamins and so far I've been getting exercise by walking and sometimes swimming.

Soooooooo...... am I happy I did it? Heck yeah! As of today I've lost 46 lbs since I started the pre op diet on July 1st. It's amazing how quickly it has come off. I feel more confident, my double chin is disappearing, I have more defined shoulders and my clothes are falling off. I even flirt more! emoticon Watch out boys!

I am very lucky that I had a great surgical team who helped prepare me for what to expect. I also had a complication free recovery and that has been a blessing. The support from my friends, family and spark friends is priceless and keeps me going.

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    Awesome loss Jen! I am glad that you are glad that you had the surgery. LOL Flirting is good. One GREAT way to get protein in is tuna in a can with the juices or if you bake fish in the oven then flake the fish and add the juices in like a fish soup. Your body will adjust, it just takes time. Keep up the great work.
    2501 days ago
    Meats will be hard. I'm about 10 weeks out and I still have trouble with most meats that are not super moist. Patience is the key. So glad to hear you're doing well. I went back to work after 2 weeks... not so easy... glad you got more time.
    2501 days ago
    So glad you are doing well!! It is such an amazing feeling. The exercise will help with thoughts of turning to food. Keep up the good work!!! Awesome!!
    2502 days ago
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