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.

8 responses to “Weigh-in 2.0

  1. I am so PROUD of you! 🙂 I remember when we would walk to my car, and you would get winded. I was always so worried at how little it took to get you tired. I can’t believe that it’s already so much better… just wait a few more months and you’ll be able to beat me in a marathon! 😉

  2. So glad to hear that you’re feeling better, Colleen! It sounds like you’re becoming a blender gourmet. Maybe you’ll have to write a puree cookbook when you’re done with all of this. 🙂

  3. Wonderful!!!

  4. Congrats on the weight loss!

  5. I think you have the right approach. Focus on eating right, walking, and staying healthy and the weight will just come off naturally. I’m thrilled that you’ve lost 25 lbs already but I’m more ecstatic about the fact that you were able to cruise through Tar-gay/jay/get/whatever without having to rest. I hope you can appreciate how far you’ve come already. Keep up the great work. Speaking of which, when are you coming back??? 😉

  6. You are amazing! You keep us laughing with your attitude and quips. I am so proud of you! Love you!!!!

  7. Waiting impatiently for your next post.

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