Friday, November 12, 2010

WooHoo!!!!! Going Down Down Down!

I went to the Dr for my two week follow up which is actually 18 days, but we won't go there. My labs are perfect (very early yet) and I'm getting water, protein and vitamins in no problem. I weighed in too and wanted to do the happy dance. I lost 15.5 lb since surgery on Oct 25th and a grand total of....
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Wow!  I've lost 50 lbs from August 1st and that doesn't count loosing the extra water weight from surgery.  The nurse said they wanted 10% the first two weeks and I was at 11% (which is 274lbs).  She also said I can expect to loose an additional 40-50 lbs in 3 months!?!?!?!  My mind is having a hard time wrapping around that one!  That would put me around 225lb and the last time I saw that number was in college. I'm also on the next stage of my diet.  I can eat soft, pureed foods.  Protein has to be first, 6 sm meals which are 3-4oz, over 48 oz water and exercise (I love my Wii Fit).

We went out to eat tonight, too.  That was an experience, a "freeing" one!  We went to a favorite Mexican restaurant.  The hubby and the kiddos had the salsa and chips, I wasn't even tempted.  The kids had their meals which for them is usually half.  I will never tell my children they have to clean their plates!  Hubby had chimichangas and refried beans. I don't think he realized that was the only meal I ever order (he never did before) but I was okay with that!  I took 3 teaspoons of the beans and small bite of shredded chicken and beef each.  I took my time, chew well and it was delicious.  I swear it was the Mexican I've ever had, lol!!!  It took me about 30 min to eat and I was pleasantly full, satisfied, and no pain or nausea.  I love this new sleeve!!!   What gets me is that the meal I had would have been 1 and 1/2 bites of a meal before surgery.  No lie!!! I really appreciated my "meal" tonight!

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