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4 Months 3 weeks Post Gastric Bypass!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Its been almost 5 months since surgery and I can now say that I am noticing the weight coming off. For the longest time others said they could see that I was losing weight but try as I might I could not see it. Well I am thrilled to say I see it now! I actually have collar bones, and cheek bones and oh but my thighs are sure skinny now! My legs and feet no longer swell although they still hurt at times but I know the pain is from osteoarthritis rather than the excessive weight my legs was carrying. My blood sugar is also going down and I now believe that in a few more months I may no longer have to take insulin shots! My blood pressure too is going down.
When I first joined SP I struggled to keep under the maximun daily caloric intake but also making sure my diet was high fiber, low fat, low carb and low sugar. Now I struggle to eat at all! Since surgery I no longer feel hungry...I have begun to listen to my body and can now recognize the empty feeling as a sign that I need to eat. I struggle daily with trying to get my day's quota (60 grams) of protein. Don't have the problem with the water, it's just the food. Additionally on some days I am so hyped and motivated but then on others I just want to do nothing.
I do not have a scale and can't afford to get one so I do not know how much weight I have lost to date. My clothes have not fallen off me yet although the shirts are very loose! I really can not wait until I have reached my goal weight of 160!!! I will be dancing in the street!!!
Seriously, food for me has become a daily task that I must do to survive, it no longer gives me the pleasure it used to and I could not be more ecstatic!
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    Spirit, have you had the gastric bypass surgery? My doctor told me he removed the gland that produces a persons feeling of hunger??
    2155 days ago
  • SPIRIT42013
    That's great! Enjoy your inability to eat, because around 1 year out that will change and appetite will return. God bless you on your journey toward good health!! emoticon
    2155 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    Congrats on your success. Keep up your tracking to make sure you get the protein you need.
    2156 days ago
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