Daily Archives: January 4, 2013

Continuing Weight Loss

First, I’d like to begin by dedicating this post to my friend Joanna who when I told her I had lost 58 pounds earlier this week, said to me, “Oh come on give me 60 at least!”  She was joking of course, but now I get to poke some fun right back at her.

I weighed myself this am.  I am down to 238 pounds.  That is a total of 60 pounds lost since October 24, 2012.  So, there you go, Joanna, 60 pounds!  🙂

I have to tell you.  I am amazed.  It is hard sometimes for me to believe that I have lost this much weight.  I do see the difference when I look in the mirror and when I look at pictures of myself from before the surgery.  So, I do actually believe it, but I am still sometimes surprised when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror or put on clothes that just a few months ago were far too small or me.

Today I went to see a movie with my friend Sushmita and then we went to lunch.  The restaurant we went to had booths.  Normally, I prefer tables because I do not fit well in booths.  I could have asked for a table, but I decided to be brave and test out the booths now that I’ve lost so much weight.

Good news too!  I fit very comfortably in the booth with room to spare!  I was so happy.  Eating there was pretty easy too.  I had a lamb burger, with no bun and instead of a side of fries, I had a side of grilled asparagus.  Gotta love mediterranean restaurants.  So, I had half the burger and three spears of asparagus.  I did bring the rest o the burger home to have for either dinner tonight or lunch tomorrow.  I have not decided which.

I have had some problems this week.  I have been suffering constipation off and on.  I’ve been trying to follow my doctor’s advise when this happens.  Drink a lot of water.  Do not skimp.  Make sure I get 64 oz in no matter how difficult.  I can take some chewable fiber pills, but if I do that, I absolutely have to make sure I meet my water requirements.  Also, when I suffer constipation, I am not allowed to push at all.  I know it’s kind of gross to think about, but I just cannot put that kind of pressure on my stomach.  So, I have been in a bit of pain this week.  Good news is, I was finally able to go.  Now I am feeling really good.

I am including a photo of me sitting in the booth at the restaurant.  Excuse my hair.  I did not have time to do anything with it this am, so I just pulled it back in a pony-tail.

 

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