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Post-Op Week 22 Progress Report and the Holiday Gauntlet

Good healthy loss of 2 pounds this week.  Today marks exactly 5 months since surgery, and I’m super pleased with my progress so far.  I don’t think that I’ll be one of those folks that makes it to my goal in less than a year, but I’m okay with that.  I don’t care how long it takes me to get there so long as I get there.

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In the past two months, I have lost roughly a third of my total…that blows my mind! 40 pounds down in 60 days…crazy, right?  But it shows you what a gastric sleeve and disciplined behaviors combined with support groups and therapy can do to improve one’s health.  One must also keep in mind that I started out much heavier than the average bear (close to 400 pounds with over 250 to lose), so if you are considering WLS and are what is considered a lightweight (100 pounds or less to lose), your weight loss may not be as dramatic.  Every body responds differently to weight loss surgery and the subsequent aftercare plan.  So as the diet companies’ commercials say, “results not typical.”

I am two pounds from my December goal which I hope to hit before Christmas break. I think it is possible, and am just going to keep on doing what I’ve been doing…I’ve been successful so far!   Then after that, it will be time to set a new weight loss goal.

Winter has always been a challenging time of year for me, whether or not I am in weight loss mode.
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In a Funk

Lately, I’m just not feelin’ it.

I don’t know if it’s general physical fatigue, behavioral fatigue, mental fatigue, or just an overall feeling of blah.

But whatever it is, I don’t like it.

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Odd Body, Part 2: The Temperamental Tum

My tummy decided today it was going to act up.  No puking, no nausea–thank goodness.  Just tightness and sound.

How so?  Well, this morning, my restriction kicked in well before I was done eating my breakfast, which consisted of 3 turkey sausage links and a scrambled egg with cheese.  Most mornings I am able to eat the entire plate (which is a small one anyway) and be satisfied.  This morning though, I ate the sausage (pretty delicious), started in on the egg and ate a little over a third of it and could not eat any more.  I was done.  It felt odd, because as I said, I’m usually capable of eating the egg in its entirety as well.

I won’t complain…I need my restriction to work for me, especially in this first year when weight loss is most rapid.  I just thought it was weird that every other morning I have no trouble eating what I’ve fixed myself and this morning, I could not.  It made me wonder, does my restriction sort of turn itself off and on whenever it feels like it?

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