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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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The Temperamental Tum, Redux

Today was one of those days where my sleeve just could not get with the program consistently all day long.  Most days it’s pretty predictable.  Today, not so much. Continue reading

Daily Bite, a Good Nutrition Day and HUNGER

The past couple of days I have been a beast when it comes to protein:  yesterday I got in 98 grams of protein; today I got in 102 grams.

But I have been So. Freaking. HUNGRY.  And I don’t get it.  I really don’t.

This is NOT head hunger.  This is not “I’m bored, OMGIWANNASTUFFMYFACE” hunger.  This is true, legit, physical hunger.  The kind that makes your stomach hurt.

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