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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 40 post op

??5.8 today, -3.0 from the last time, 47.7 to date

I am SO glad to be home and finally weight myself. I think that my weight is far enough below the new notch that even the few random lbs I gain for no apparent reason won't be enough to put me back over. It was really a good experience for me to break routine though. Not weighing my food allowed me to actually test Sleevie's capacity a bit more. Other than me eating a rib WAY too fast and having a bit of the foamies, everything was good. I ate a little bit of everything-the top off of pizza, meatloaf,  fried shrimp, birthday cake, barbacoa, popcorn chicken- and none of it was "diet" food. Even still, I managed to do really well with my weight loss for the week. I do try to stay mindful of my carbs, though and I don't eat any bread, rice, or pasta AT ALL!

I can't trust my eyes though. Those sneaky, no good, traitorous, mofos, really had me convinced that I had gained weight.( add to that the fact that I wasn't doing my daily weigh ins) I was certain that my face was fatter, but as soon as I got home Periodic Table's mouth fell open b/c he couldn't believe what a difference that week made. The crazies are real, people.

ttyl

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 38 post op

Still at my parents

I've been getting all of my hydration goals met, but for some reason I've had darker than usual urine. I dunno, but all I can do is try to drink a little more than I have been. I've had no trouble drinking water, but I have to make sure that I'm sipping ALL day. If a botle isn't glued to the palm of my hand I can forget about getting it all in. There was a situation earlier today where I didn't bring my water and I was unable to drink for about 3 hours. Now, my ass is sitting here chugging away like some whino in the first 50 minutes of Intervention.

Anyway, The Kid is pestering me to watch Thomas the Train and b/c I'm at Grandy and Pawpaw's house, I have to acquiese. I'm telling you, these grandkids can get away with bloody murder. Where are the parents who wouldn't even let me step foot into the living room?? Where are the parents who made my little ass go to bed regardless of how I felt about it?? The Kid was throwing my mom's pillows from the couch onto the floor and performing aerial acrobatics before landing on said pillows. Lol! I'm sure my parents aren't the only ones who have turned into soft as cake(mmmm...cake),sweet as syrup, wimps for the grandkiddos.

ttyl

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 37 post op

Still at my parent's house so I don't have a weight.

No entry today as I am busy spending time with my Aunt. She may only have a few months to live.

ttyl

Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 36 post op

Still at my parents house so I'm not weighing.

I went to Lane Bryant to buy Right Fit jeans because those are the only jeans that I wear. I LOVE this line b/c I have a hard time finding jeans that fit my big legs and my much smaller waist simultaneously, and no matter what the style ( slacks, trousers, skinny jeans, denim trouser, WHATEVER) I can pick up my size and know that they will fit without me ever having to try them on. Imagine my dismnay when I went to the store today and found out that they are "revamping" the entire line. I was SERIOUSLY aggravated. They only had a small shelf that held the store's entire inventory and none of them were in my size.(two sizes smaller than the ones I have BTW.) All of my pants are falling off of me and I needed to buy a new pair today. Not tomorrow, not a few weeks from now TODAY!!  My sister who was with me asked me, " Why don't you just try some other pants on?" Well, my dearest hermana, I won't try on any other pants b/c I don't want to be in the fitting room surrounded by 15 pair of pants on the ground that don't fit. I HATE shopping for pants. Even before I gained any weight at all, I didn't have an off the rack body. I should be really excited about "looking like a foo' wit' my pants on the ground", but without anything else to wear, it's not the most exciting thing.

ttyl

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 35 post op

No idea what my weight is b/c I am at my mom's house.

It seems like Sleevie is becoming more and more sensitive as the days go on. I had some chicken with a tiny bit of completely, totally, no heat at all, basic, barebones BBQ sauce like I've eaten plenty of times before. For some reason, that ish had Sleevie doing acrobatics.Luckily, it was a localized disturbance and didn't travel anywhere else in my GI tract. Bubble guts always seem to happen at the wrong time. So far, this is the worst thing about the surgery. I hope that this intolerance gets better b/c I cannot imagine myself not being able to eat all of the stuff that I love.
MMMMMMMMMM !!
Food Porn!!!! 

It seems like while Sleevie doesn't like spices, he can tolerate herbs really well so there will be a rosemary marinated ribeye steak in my future. Luckily, he doesn't have a vampiric reaction to garlic b/c I would just have to swan dive off of a high rise building. I really love to cook and surgery or not, I still love really great food. I am SO pouting right now. Sleevie, you can suck it!!

ttyl


Day 34 post op

Weight is the same from yesterday.

I went to TOPS yesterday and I took The Kid with me. Yesterday was "new" officer inauguration and we had a small potluck dinner. Things went really well and he was really well behaved, but one of the women there kept shushing him for the smallest things. He had the AUDACITY to yell out "Yaaaay" while we were clapping for awards and she shushed him. There is nothing formal about any of this TOPS crap, so I don't have any idea why she had her panties in a bunch. I actually got a little pissed about it because A) he's just a kid and B) he wasn't doing anything wrong. Then I got mad at myself for shushing him just so she would be quiet. I shouldn't have shushed him at all b/c the problem was ALL hers. I think that I am irrationally mad about it. I didn't say anything to her b/c she is damn near 90 and my mama raised me to respect my elders, but the more I sit here and type the more pissed I'm getting. UGH!

 Anyway, I'm here at my mom's house and she wants to make it a blockbuster night so I'm finna go y'all.

ttyl

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 33 post op

??8.8 today -1 from yesterday, 44.7 to date

I'm feeling pretty good and although I didn't list my weight yesterday I DID weigh myself and I was down a pound. It's just crazy how this whole losing weight process works. I didn't end up leaving yesterday b/c we need a new tire on the car so I'll be hitting the road tomorrow.

If you ever look at an weight loss surgery message boards, postops are just coo-coo for greek yogurt. Its almost cultish. Since I'm past liquids, soft food, and all that other bs, I didn't really think too much about it b/c I'd rather get my protein from a seared  hunk of dead flesh. Still I decided to go look for it at my favorite ethnic grocer over in Arlington. I'm pretty sure that I could buy it at wally world or some other big box store but I'd pay out of the nose for a few small cartons of some non-authentic, gelatinized, white crap. Anyway,  I found it AND it was dirt cheap. 2.99 for a 2lb carton.
I used it as a dip for the gyro meat that I had for breakfast, and let me tell you that this yogurt is so much better than its wimpy, milquetoast, American cousin. I'd never think of using bland ole American yogurt as a stand alone dip, but this is really good. I might use some of this and try to whip me up a smoothie or something.

Anway, I gotta get up and clean up the kitchen so that the Mr. won't wonder what the hell is it that I do AAAAAALLLLLL day.

ttyl

Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 32 post op

I have to go home for a few days because my Dad's sister is sick. My updates for a while will be at best spotty and at worst not at all. I'm not sure on which end of the spectrum I'll be. I'm busy packing up to go so I'll leave you with this little gem of information about the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.



The sleeve gastrectomy, sometimes called the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), is an operation in which the left side of the stomach ("greater curvature") is surgically removed. This results in a new stomach that is roughly the size and shape of a banana. Since this operation does not involve any "rerouting" or reconnecting of the intestines, it is a simpler operation than the gastric bypass or the duodenal switch. Unlike the LAP-BAND® procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy does not require the implantation of an artificial device inside the abdomen.

In some cases, the sleeve gastrectomy is performed as a definitive therapy for obesity. For certain patients, in particular those with a body mass index greater than 60, the sleeve gastrectomy may be the first part of a 2-stage operation.
How Does the Sleeve Gastrectomy Work?
The sleeve gastrectomy works through 2 mechanisms:
  • It makes the stomach smaller, so you feel full after eating a smaller meal.
  • The fundus of the stomach is removed. This is the area that secretes ghrelin, a hormone that makes you feel hungry. So, the sleeve gastrectomy may help you to feel less hungry through a hormonal mechanism.
What Are the Advantages of the "Sleeve?"
The sleeve gastrectomy has a number of advantages over other bariatric procedures:
  • It does not require disconnecting or reconnecting the intestines
  • It is a technically simpler operation than the gastric bypass or the duodenal switch. Some data suggest that the operation may be safer than gastric bypass or duodenal switch
  • It may be used as the first stage of a 2-stage operation. (See below)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 31 post op

??9.2 today, -.2 from yesterday,  44.3 to date

All of the assorted relatives who were here during the week are all gone. The Kid, Periodic Table and I just chillaxed for the entire day. The only reason I even got up to even comb the hair out of my eyes and make The Kid cover his nekkid booty is because my friend Headlights came by. She has the biggest, non-augmented boobs south of I-20. Seriously. We chitchatted for a while and then I came in and spend some quality time with the fam. I really like being a lazy bum.

Sleevie was acting up today!!! For dinner I made lamb and beef kabob, fava beans, and couscous. Super quick, super easy, and its a family favorite. I got got out my trusty food scale, measured out the appropriate portion of protein and proceeded to happily nosh on the small bite that I put in my mouth. It tasted great and after I chewed it to a pulp, it went down with nary a problem. I ate about 2 more bites, but then Sleevie hijacked the operation and his bipolar ass told me, " Look here, I am not having anymore of this, bish!" I was really taken by surprise because all of a sudden I was just queasy. I didn't feel like I wanted to throw up, but it was definitely my cue to cease and desist. For reasons unknown to my mouth a the rest of me, my tempermental ass sleeve decided to have a tantrum. It really bummed me the hell out because I had my mouth FIXED for that meal and I haven't really eaten anything good in a while. I guess I'll have to get his permission to have a protein shake or something. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 30 post op

??9.4 today,  -1.4 from yesterday,  44.1 to date

I didn't expect it at all, but this morning when I got on the scale, I'd broken the magic threshold and I am on a new notch on the scale. I'm sitting here grinning like a fat kid in a cake candy store. I was excited to be so close, but then I kinda lost my enthusiasm b/c my weight was all over the place and I wasn't sure how long it'd take for me to lose it. Today, though, because I wasn't looking for it at all, I was so excited that I ran and got Periodic Table and I showed him the scale. I cannot believe it. I wish that there was someway that I could capture my sheer delight with words, but alas, my skill with the keyboard is not sufficient enough to tackle this insurmountable task. The picture below is the best I can do.

(While I have lost weight, I have not lost melanin. Picture is for comparison purposes only.)



Anyway, I gotta get my happy ass up. My mother in law wants to take The Kid to Toys R Us and since this is her last day with her only nieto, I have to oblige.

ttyl

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 29 post op

??0.8 today, -.6 from yesterday, 44.1 to date

Yesterday I was busy, busy, busy with a family get together. I barely had time to even brush my teeth much less have a meaningful blog entry.  We grilled fajitas and they were SO good, but unfortunately Sleevie was acting up and as soon as I took one small bite, I felt the queasies coming on. I don't know what it was, but I was pretty disappointed that I didn't get to eat any of the food that I worked so hard on. I had a small bit of cake and that had no problem going down, but of course cake wouldn't have any problem. Luckily for me, the cake wasn't really delicious, so I wasn't tempted to eat any more than I did. The Kid, Periodic Table, my nieces, and the rest of the fam were more than happy to eat the cake, so I guess I was all worried about nothing.

I'm thisclose to being able to use a lower notch on the scale. I've been handling my small gains pretty well, but I really might act a damn fool if I gain any weight so close to one of my mini-goals. I cannot believe it. Oh yeah, I am now officially below my delivery weight so now I can check that one off of my to do list :)

ttyl

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day 27 post op

I'll update my weights tomorrow b/c I am a sack of lazybones. I did lose though.

??3.8,  -.8 from yesterday,  41.4 to date

So I went to TOPS yesterday and I was the BIG winner for the week. The official weigh in lady said that I lost 4.5 lbs, but like I said before, I don't trust TOPS' lying ass scale. The meeting was actually pretty fun last night ( we played food bingo) and I volunteered to do a presentation during the month of April. While we do have a leader, all of the members area able to do presentations. Because I've gotten so many questions about my surgery, I think that I will do an informative lesson on the VSG and other lesser known weight surgeries.

Oh  yeah, my flippin pants almost fell off of me yesterday!!!! If I hadn't been walking right past the bathroom at that moment, I would have had a public wardrobe malfunction of epic proportions! An NSV if ever there was one.

I'd arranged for The Kid's birthday cake to be made by a really great local baker, but she had an unfortunate series of events and was unable to make it. She told me at about 10 am yesterday, but I was so busy FINALLY picking up my mother in law and getting stuff done that I didn't check it until 10pm. I had a minor freakout, but after me almost cussing somebody out and crying at Sam's today (don't even think of having the audacity to have them make something that isn't in their crappy ass book) I was finally able to find a bakery in my budget AND I was able to get the cake that I wanted. I'm sure that it will be taken out of a huge walk in freezer, thawed out, and topped with a chemical laden "buttercream" that will never, EVER, decompose, but its cake and it's a THOMAS cake. I know that my little boy will be happy.

ttyl

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 26 post op

??4.6. today,  +.2 from yesterday,   40.6 to date.

I am sending a blog entry from my raggedy cell phone. This might not be so bad if i had a real keyboard. I am tired of pecking at this dinosaur already. Lol

So my mother in law FINALLY got here today. She was supposed to get here on Saturday, but there were weather delays and then mechanical delays, so she's just now getting here three days later.  The Kid was so happy to see her that he unbuckled himself from his carseat at the airport. I'm glad that's she's finally here. Being in limbo sucks.

I've been taking fewer and fewer protein shakes, so the number of meals that I can eat is increasing.  I guess one day I'll know how much I can eat, but for now I've just been measuring my meals between 2 and 3 ozs. I usually never finish them, but I think its because I'm afraid of breaking Sleevie. I just have no idea what full feels like with my new stomach and I really don't want to press my luck. The day that I do I'll wind up with a whammy and I don't want to know what that will mean. I've been looking around and there really seems to be an enormous amount of variety with the different amounts that people with the VSG can eat. I'm convinced that I can eat more than the average person, but that's just me being crazy and I have absolutely no evidence to back that up. I think I'm becoming slightly neurotic about my food and water. Seriously, I ate less than 3ozs of food and I'm worried that I ate too much??? I eat my meals on a saucer and I'm worried that I eat too much?Ugh. Its too late for me to ponder the intricacies of the workings of my mind tonight.

ttyl

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 25 post op

??4.2 today,  +1.8from yesterday,  40.8    to date

Ok, I felt run down yesterday b/c I am coming down with something. I was feeling REALLY our of sorts today and I could feel an irritation in my lungs and my throat. I took an albuterol treatment to stave off any breathing problems that could occur, but that made my heart race and that scared the shit out of me. Being scared made my heart race which in turn made my heart race more. Fortunately, I was able to bring myself down after about 5 minutes or so, but I knew that I needed to get something else b/c I refused to have a freakout because of a medication.

I went to CareNow and found out that I have a fever that I knew nothing about and a red throat that I knew nothing about. The doctora was a gem and she made me really feel at ease by telling me everything that I already knew. Possible respiratory infection PLUS healing from surgery PLUS rapid weight loss PLUS anxiety from the bads last week PLUS taking a mediaction that I haven't taken in years and have no tolerance to EQUALS me feeling all kinds of weird.  She gave me some samples of a medication that will not make my heart race and sent me home with a few more prescriptions just in case I don't feel better in a few days. The Kid was really well behaved on our late night adventure and so Period Table decided to reward him with a "burger ana cheese" which he is attacking as a write this. Having said all of that, I'm not sure whether I'll blog tomorrow or not. I'm just gonna take it easy and see how I feel.

ttyl

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 24 post op

??2.4 today's weight,  -.6 from yesterday,   42.6 to date 

  I weighted myself earlier, but I'm not sure how much I was down. It was so long ago and I'm too lazy to look at Bessie and see what she says. All I have to do is go tap my foot upon her and she will magically give me my weight from last time. That is just too much work to even think about right about now with the way my derriere is planted firmly in this seat.

I'm am DOG TIRED from spending the day out with The Kid and Periodic Table. We went to Grapevine for Day Out with Thomas, and all I wanna do is crawl in the bed. It was a terrific time, but I really need to get some ZZZZZ's.

Didn't want to have another day of not posting, so this is all.
I'll edit the post with my weight tomorrow.

ttyl

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Day 23 post op

??3.0,    -1 from yesterday,  42 to date

Waking up a pound lighter is second only to the greatness of cake. That is all I have to say about that.

My mother in law is flying in from NYC today and I'm trying to get the house in order. Last night, The Kid fell asleep on the guest bed diaperless, so that means I'm doing extra washing today. I'm really hate washing clothes but its ok because I have a fan-flippin-tastic mother in law an I'll do it for her. She always disembarks the plane with gifts in hand, and in November she brought me an extremely beautiful kimono style house gown. I told her that I was going to save it, but the truth was it was just too little. Not tight, or snug, but OMG!!! MY ARMS ARE STUCK OVER MY HEAD AND I NEED HELP BEFORE I FREAK OUT little. Well today I was digging through my drawers, came across it, and decided to try it on. Lo and behold, it fits! I think that this is my first big NSV (non-sleeve victory)

This trip will be the first time that I don't gain weight while she's here. She means well and I know that its only an expression of her love for us, but she cooks these enormous multi course meals. She's come to visit 7 times since The Kid was born and I know that during one two week trip I gained 6lbs-and that was while I was breastfeeding! Do the math, people, do the math.

Well, I still have more to do so I'll cut it short so I can go and handle my bizzniss.

ttyl

Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 22 post op

??4.0 weight today,   +.2 from yesterday,  41.0 to date

I lost the paper that I was writing my weights on and I'm lost. Confused with all this weight mess,  I racked my gray matter to come up with something TRULY phenomenal. I have invented the patented "Question Mark Numeral System." Beautiful in it's own simplicity, this remarkable weight tracking innovation allows the user to track his or her own weight while retaining his or her dignity. You can order it directly from the sole distributor, moi, and it's only three easy installments of 99.99.

I don't know how the hell I missed posting yesterday. Things just got away from me and now I'm sitting here the next morning wondering what happened. (If you've been there, just raise your hand in the privacy of your own home.) I ate tuna salad twice, had one shake and would have had tuna gain for dinner had it not been for Periodic Table lamenting the fact that I don't cook anymore. Sooooo, I cooked rice, beans, and corned beef and had a bit of the beef and beans. It was actually more delicious than I'd anticipated and I almost took one more bite but then I felt something in my sternum. It wasn't unpleasant, but maybe that's my signal to back away from the food.

Anyway, I'm not gonna be a procrastinating, lazy, bum today, so I'm going to get off of my tuckus and do something.

ttyl

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 20 post op

-1 from yesterday 40.8 to date

Today was much, much better! The EAS whey really hit the spots and I was able to eat two actual meals today, count them, 2!!!! I still have to get in more water in to hit the daily hydration goals, but not being full from sipping on shakes all day is totally roses and rainbows!!!!!

This morning I woke up and had 2 ozs of picadillo and it was heavenly. I'm still not quite sure when I'm full, but I was certainly satisfied. I got in two protein shakes WHEY earlier, so I was able to have room for dinner. Periodic Table took The Kid to the Em (what he calls mcdonalds) and I hadn't made myself anything for dinner, so I put in an order for 4 piece nuggets. Over a period of about on hour, I managed to eat 2 1/2 and I probably could have eaten at least three if my little scavenger hadn't picked over my food and polished it off. I am just so friggin happy to not be on these shakes all damn day. A few days ago I was really feeling all what-the-hell-have-I-done-to-myself, but today I am really turning the corner :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 19 post op

-1.4 from yesterday

I went to TOPS tonight and the scale there said that I only lost one pound. I'm not sure how that's possible it's operator error, but eh, I guess it'll do.I really wanted to win the award for the most weight lost for the week so I could snag one of those snazzy little sundries out of the prize basket. Anway, TOPS' lying ass scale aside, I know that Bessie won't let me down and she'll give it to me straight so I'll just take what she said and be OK with it

Lurking in the far corners of my kitchen cabinet, I found a relic (quite useful indeed) of Period Table's quest to attain muscles upon muscles-A HONKIN BIG BAG OF WHEY PROTEIN!!! I'd spent an earlier part of the day scouring the internet to find something that had more protein in a smaller volume of liquid and this stuff is perfection. Take a peek at the nutrition stats.

2 Lbs.Chocolate
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Scoop(30g)
Servings Per ContainerAbout 30

Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*

Calories120
Calories From Fat20
Total Fat2g3%
Saturated Fat1g4%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol65mg22%
Total Carbohydrate3g1%
Dietary Fiber<1g1%
Sugars1g
Protein23g46%
Calcium139mg15%
Iron<1mg4%
Sodium55mg2%
Potassium210mg6%  
I mixed 2 scoops in 6-8 ozs of vanilla soymilk and that's a LOT of protein. Now that won't be constantly sipping shakes all day to get my protein, I won't be so full, and now I might actually be able to eat some real food. This is the bestest thing EVA!!     


















ttyl



     

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 18 post op

+1.2 from yesterday

So this must be the "dreaded 3 week stall". Shouldn't it be the "Week 3 Stall"? I sure hope this stall doesn't last for three weeks because I am only understanding to a point. What I do understand is that with the way I've been losing weight AND water, I don't mind my body putting on the brakes just a little bit. This is how plateaus and stalls were explained to me-

These plateaus are just your body's way of adjusting to the new composition of fat to fluids etc.. As you lose fat, water rushes in to redistribute itself and to prevent your body from going into shock, Your system will compensate for this to help ease the transition. Some plateaus of this type can last a month so don't be alarmed. Just stick with your diet plan and don't panic. If you begin to gain weight (more than a few pounds) then you need to reevaluate things.

SOOO I'm right where I should be. 

I know that today I've peein like its going out of style!! Like bellbottoms, jheri curls, "talk to the hand", and big ass clocks around your neck  I've had 20 ozs of water and two shakes so far for a total of 44ozs of fluid and 40 grams of protein so I'm well on my way to hitting all of my goals


Anyway, I gotta run b/c Periodic Table and I have a hot date at the movies and now I can see how my newly svelte caboose slides into one of those seats!

ttyl

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 17 post op

+.4 from yesterday
I'm not sure how I'm going to calculate my pounds lost to date with this small gain that I had. I guess I'll only add to it when I lose at least .5 and then I'll just add the .1 difference. Hmmm.....

I'm not bummed out about it. I know that there is no way possible for me to be gaining fat so I'm really ok with it-eerily ok with it. I'm really surprised that I'm not a'weepin an a'wailin about it.

I've had at least three shakes (60 grams of protein Hooray for me!!!), half of Taco Hell's only good menu item, pintos n cheese, and before I go to bed I'm gonna try to get in more liquid and I might eat some more of the beans but that's BIG if. I'm really gonna hafta start logging my food and liquid intake b/c I'm just not sure how much I'm getting. I'm pretty sure that I did drink more water earlier in the day but I can't say for sure. Anyway, I'm just super tired and my brain feels a little foggy so I'm gonna hit the sack early.


ttyl

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 16 post op

0.6 from yesterday 40 to date

I had a major episode of the bads yesterday. I was sitting on the phone talking to my friend and all of a sudden, my hand started shaking. I looked at it and said," Is my hand shaking?" Before I could formulate that complete sentence in my mind, it was shaking and there was no doubt about it. My immediate thought was that my blood sugar was low so I ran and ate some of The Kids leftover Halloween candy. That seemed to work, but then about 15 minutes later, I felt it come on again. I wasn't sure if it was my own anxiety or low blood sugar but it was still VERY scary. Luckily, it was at the end of the day and Periodic Table was able to rush home. He called the doctor's answering service and when the doc finally called me back, he said that it sounded like it could have possibly been a volume depletion. With either answer clearly I wasn't taking in enough of something. As sick as I am of shakes, yesterday I choked them down nonstop. I absolutely DO NOT want to feel like I felt yesterday ever a friggin gain. Today I had a bit of anticipatory anxiety, but I breathed through it, said a little prayer, and I've been feeling pretty good.

Today I went to lunch with Dimples (she's the ex of a relative) at the Olive Garden. I'm really iffy about some of their food, but I know that their soup is Sa-Lammin.  Other than being really miffed at their nonsensical seating distribution system, we had a really great time. I ordered the zuppa toscana, ate about half of it and I was done. She'd ordered an appetizer, but I'm still in the testing stage and didn't know what one more bite could have done. I didn't want to have to pick zuppa toscana bits off of my clothes after Sleevie karate kicked them back up my esophagus.  The dinner was great and I give it a roses and rainbows rating of 9!

ttyl

Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 15 post op

0.2 from yesterday 39.4 to date

Hello my one follower. I just want you to know that I'm so back flippingly, happy that you are here. Spread the word. There will be plenty of neuroses, rambling thoughts, and incoherent blabber to share with the masses. I SO heart you!

I've got a lot of thoughts today so instead of my usual elegant persiflage (HA!), this entry might be a little bit of everywhere.
First off, why do I even bother with the "post op" tag? Aren't all of my posts going to be post op?! ? I haven't decided if I'm going to toss it from here on out, use the dumb thing everyday, or just use it like on every 3rd post just to mess with people.

Secondly, can I tell you how much I lurve cake? I love it Like. A. Fat. Kid. Loves. Cake. I've been obsessing about it because The Kid's birthday is coming up here shortly and every, single, frickin day I've been on the internets trying to find the perfect cake for Sleevie Wonder. Since I can only eat like a half, of a quarter, of a third, of an octet of a slice I need to find a cake that will deliver as much sublime, seraphim singing, lottery winning, Lionel Richie dancin on the ceilin, roses and rainbows, delight as possible. I'd love to get a Dominican cake, but the one person in the area I can get one from is running a racket ( he knows a lady who makes them but you can only buy them from him) so I might try to make one this year. When If it turns out  fubar, I guess we can just make a run to the bakery round our way.
Anway, this has gone on for far too long, so I'll end it here and save some for tomorrow

ttyl

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 14 post op

1.6 from yesterday 39.2 to date.

I'm happy about the weight that I've lost and the weight that I'm still losing EVERY FREAKIN DAY, but I feel the crazies coming on. I'm bummed out, because at any point in my life before The Kid, the amount of weight that I've lost to date would have been enough. Even though I know that I can only take this one step at a time and my progress has been incredible, I'm unhappy with myself for being this big in the first place and I'm a little scared too. This is the most weight I've ever lost at any point in my life and I'm terrified that I might not make it. My engine is going sputter out and run out of gas before I can get to the finish line. I'm a mishmash of emotions and a battle is raging in my head between my rational mind and my irrational mind. I wish that I could snap my fingers and lose all the weight. I wish that this journey could be roses and rainbows everyday. I wish that I didn't have to STILL be fat even after losing close to 40 lbs. I don't know.....

ttyl

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 13 post op

37.6 lost to date

Not much really happened yesterday. I finally went back to my TOPS meetings.  For those of you who might not be familiar with it, its a non profit weight loss support group that meets once weekly.Its waaaaay cheaper than the other big name weight loss goup, and you can use your own meal plan. I'm by far the youngest one in the group and there are several spirited, white haired, octogenarians who call our chapter home. Even though I'm pretty sure that I won't need any help losing at this point, it gives me something to do and I do really like the ladies a lot.
Sleevie was pretty docile yesterday and everything is pretty good.

ttyl

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 12 post op

35.8

I went to see the Doc, well not really the doc but one of his nurses who had an accent that I couldn't place. He told me that I was doing well and that I should try to drink more water. I drove more than 35 miles of for them to tell me that everything was roses and rainbows, and I promise we were only there about 5 minutes. But that's WAAAY better than bad news. Oh yeah, the scale at the doctors office weighs a full pound less than my scale at the house and that's with my clothes on.

 Periodic Table and I took The Kid to "asee da toys" as he puts it. We had an enjoyable time, there were no tears when we left, and I spent only 5.99 plus tax to buy him "Atoppa Hat" (Sir Topham Hatt for those of you who don't speak toddler and think that Thomas is just the name of an english muffin) I was really, really, really tired when we got home, and I went to bed before 8. My in home RN (thank you Mom) woke me up to take my Hpyloricides. That mess makes my stomach hurt and luuuuckily I don't get the bg's, but I'll be so glad when I can stop taking them. I HATE taking pills.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 11 post op

35.4 lost

Yesterday was a pretty good day. I did shake up my "food" routine and I felt so much better. Most docs stress protein, protein, protein!, but what good is having  body full of protein if you're bat shit crazy and drooling out of the mouth. I had a key lime yogurt and it really hit the spots. My body, not used to such rich and creamy tanginess, decided that it wanted it out of me ASAP. But bubble guts or not, I will ride the yoplait wave again today!

I do want to hit all of my nutrition goals, but before the surgery I'd gave some days that were better than others, and post surgically is no different. I'm not suddenly going to change into a whole new person. Even before surgery, I always tried to make better food choices. We ate relatively low carb, I cooked most dinner items from scratch, we kept no snacks in the house( Doritos and other mess like that), and I fried stuff like maybe 5 times a year....... Anyway I got in 40 grams of protein, so it wasn't a terrible day, I'll just try to get in more today. I cannot let myself worry about the little things like that.

I go see the surgeon today so I'll see what he has to say about my weight loss, my speed of healing, and all that jazz.

ttyl

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