First Weigh-in

Today I went to the doctor to have the staples removed from my stomach.  I was so happy to get rid of them.  They were very uncomfortable.  I’m still dealing with some minor pain and discomfort, but I am feeling much better.  Eating has become easier as well.

I’ll be honest, the first couple of days were a lot harder than I thought they would be.  The pain was incredibly bad and I had a lot of problems with nausea and discomfort.  I found it hard to create an eating/protein shake/water drinking schedule.  I definitely had days where I know I did not eat nearly enough.  I tried to supplement food with protein drinks, but I know I did not get quite enough of those either.  The past couple of days, however, I have had a much easier time.

Today, the nurse removed my staples and put tape across my scar to help keep the scar closed.  I have to keep the tape on for ten days.

OK, now the big news.  While I was at the doctor’s office, they weighed me.  Today, I weighed 281 pounds.  I started at 298.  That is a 17 pound loss in 10 days.


I was surprised honestly.  I was not sure if I had lost any weight.  I was so focused on healing, walking, eating properly, that I have not focused on the weight loss yet.  It feels good to see some results.

Today I am sharing a picture of my friend Guin’s cat.  The cat’s name is Shelly.  Shelly reminds me of my sister’s rag doll cat., except my sister’s cat has beige markings instead of black.  I think Shelly is a beautiful cat.


5 responses to “First Weigh-in

  1. OMG… god I feel for you with the nausea. It’s the WORST. You’re giving me flashbacks. Though… I’ve always said surgery is the best diet! Pain killers and nausea keep you from eating or notice that you’re not eating! <–so healthy, right?!

    I'm glad to hear you are feeling better.


  2. Congrats on the loss! Proud of you! Hang in there and know you are loved!~

  3. GMAIL! Damn… I need to just logoff the intertubez…. but nOOOOOOOOOO!

  4. I can’t even imagine that kind of pain and discomfort…plus nausea…ick. I’m so glad it’s starting to get easier for you.

    Also, Shelly is thrilled to be on your blog. Maybe when you’re feeling up to it, you can meet her. I know she’d like that.

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