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Another 7.2 pounds gone!
October 13, 2020

I thought I posted an entry yesterday. Clearly, I was mistaken.

As of week 3 post op, I have lost a total of 20.1 pounds. Last week’s loss (Tuesday weigh in) was 7.2 pounds. That’s pretty exciting. Very Happy

I know I won’t continue at this rate so I’ll just enjoy it while I can Laughing . Honestly- I don’t know if it’s different with weight loss surgery but losing too quickly is hard on your body from what I understand. The weird thing is, I don’t know how many calories I should be having. I’m trying to eat 3-4 times a day with a snack between lunch and dinner if I feel like I need one and then my protein pudding in the evening. That’s usually just so that I can get enough protein in for the day. The thing is, I don’t know how many calories I should be aiming for. My information binder says to make sure I’m getting 64oz of fluids. Eat slowly and stop when you feel full. OK I’ve got that down (well… I’m still working on it but so far so good after the String Cheese Incident Laughing ) but I’m taking in about 400 calories max per day. I don’t feel deprived or that I’m starving between meals or anything so I guess I’m OK? I will check with my doctor when I see him next Tuesday. I need rules and numbers, dammit! Laughing So, if I’m losing too quickly, I guess my doctor will let me know. We shall see.

I have made some progress with the water drinking thing. For some reason, for the last 2 days, I’ve been doing OK drinking plain water. Yesterday I alternated bottled water, then Propel. That worked OK. Then today, so far, I’ve only had water. Ultimately that’s what I’m shooting for. Of course I still have my morning cup of decaf but oddly enough, I’m not even drinking a full cup before I’m tired of the taste. So if I can get the majority of my 64oz from water only, I think that will be the best option. I mean… all those additives and chemicals can’t be especially good for me, right? And honestly, the bottom line is, those flavored drinks are just NOT tasting good to me. I’m even struggling a bit with Propel and I LOVED Propel. Oh well, water it is for now. I still don’t love it but considering the alternatives, I think I’m on the right track.

I also met with my psychiatrist (video chat) today. I really do love her. She is so helpful. But now that she knows I’m holding up OK, we’ve moved our appointments out to once a month for now and then we’ll go to every 3 months. She’s been such a great advocate. I really do appreciate her. She agrees that it seems my meds are working fine still which is a great thing.

I’m getting a care package together for a friend of mine who is having Gastric Bypass on Monday. I spent so much money on so many things that I just don’t need anymore but that sure came in handy in the first few weeks so I’m going to be passing some of that stuff on to her so she doesn’t have to spend the money. It’s much better than loading it up for the Thrift Store donation pile. I’m sure she will find stuff she can use.

We are going out of town this weekend to go visit my brother in law and sister in law for a birthday thing. Needless to say, I’ll need to bring my own foods just to make sure I’ve got stuff handy for me that I can have. So I’m in the process of making some more puree portions of stuff and getting all my supplies ready for travel. My sister in law was really worried because they are planning on having prime rib and macaroni and cheese and she didn’t know if I’d be OK with that. So sweet but yep, I will be fine. I mean- I LOVE both of those things but I can’t even imagine how hideous I would feel if I ate either of these! I assured her that there is NOTHING she needs to worry about or do special for me, and honestly, I mean it. I am even making my famous coconut cream cheesecake and my banana cream cheesecake (at the request of my brother in law). It’s so strange to me that this is not even an issue at all. The biggest concern I have is making sure I’ve brought all the stuff that I need. This will be the first time after surgery that we are not surrounded by all the comforts of home and all the supplies that I have here. So I’m going to have to make a list tonight of everything I may need just to make sure I’ve packed everything. It’s kind of like having a baby. You’ve got to pack the diaper bag and make sure you’ve got everything covered. Sure, if I forget anything critical, I can always run to the store. It’s not like they live in some remote jungle with no access to Target, Safeway, or Walmart! Laughing But still… I’m trying to pack what I can Very Happy

How am I feeling? No complaints. I really do feel like I’m sleeping better too. I fall asleep easier and I wake up feeling rested. It’s definitely a noticeable change.

Mentally/emotionally – still feeling good.
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