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.