I haven’t updated the blog in a while. Why? There isn’t a lot to say.
My path has been…simple, and easier than I expected. Changing the eating habits were easy , once I found a couple cheats that work to replace food I won’t eat again.
One of my favorite replacements are Wonton Wraps – a good replacement for bread, pasta and tortillas. I have found creative ways to incorporate them into my meals. The benefits? Less carbs, fat and sugar than bread. I also use egg wraps, but they don’t get as crispy as wonton wraps do when they are baked.
But outside of the culinary adaptations, everything moves along as normal. I eat far less than I used to, for sure, but my energy level is good. I have puked 4 times since surgery, but I think it was more about acid reflux (my doc now has me on a med for it) than it was about what I was eating. It’s also possible I ate too quickly, something I have to watch out for.
Today at work was a very positive day for my self esteem. Several people came up to me to tell me how much better I look, how they notice the difference, etc. Some days, I don’t see it, so having the random people noticing of people around me is nice.
And now the update.
I can’t think of the last time I weighed under 300lbs. I am sure I haven’t weighed under that since Maddi (my 13 year old daughter was born). I’m honestly not sure, but it has been forever.
Until this weekend.
I weighed in at the Y, and I was at 298.4. My heaviest weight, according to my doctor records, was 365. I was at 352 when I had surgery. Today, I am under 300. It’s probably not a huge deal to anyone else, but it was my first milestone.
My next milestone is 275. Why? It’s halfway to 250, of course. If I break this into 25 pound steps, I can enjoy all the little celebrations.
So, 8 weeks out of surgery (on 4-20-2016), I will be down 55lbs or so. I feel good. No problems. No issues. This was a good choice.
So far, everything has worked out as it should.