Daily Archives: November 8, 2012

Weigh-in 2.0

I bought a scale today, finally.  My brother took me to Target so that I could shop and get some good solid walking in.

A funny aside, my brother was teasing me by calling Target Tar-gay making fun of the way everyone calls it Tar-Jay.  My sister corrected him and said, “Tar-JAY!”  Then my brother’s four-year old chimed in and said in all earnest, “No, it’s Tar-GET!”  We cracked up.

Anyway, I bought a scale.  I weighed myself this evening and it looks like I’m down to 273.  That’s a total of 25 pounds lost.

Walking is so much easier.  I was chucking through Target so quickly, my brother could not keep up.  I didn’t have to stop to rest or catch my breath or anything.  It was so nice to go to a big store like Target and have to try to figure out where I could rest.  I feel completely different.  I can hardly believe that I was as sick as I was before the surgery.

Eating is getting a little bit easier.  I am still pureeing my food.  I have been adding different spices to add flavor.  I blended cilantro and garlic in avocado.  I guess you would call that guacamole.  I blended a red bell pepper with cilantro, garlic, and onion.  I put a tiny dollop of that on the avocado.  It is so yummy.  Tomorrow, I am cooking some chicken breasts with the cilantro and oil.  Then I will puree the chicken.  I cannot wait until I move on to soft food and away from having to puree everything.