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Post-op day 35

April 19th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized

I am now 5 weeks from vertical gastrectomy surgery and I have broke my stall!!! YIPPEE!! The scale said 353.9 this morning. I have now lost 46.6 pounds. This is going slower than I or my doctor thought it would, but, it is going. To say that a load has been lifted off my mind would be putting it lightly. I was really worried that I had reached the end of my surgical weight loss journey…I know it was not what I should have been thinking, but, it was all the same. My spirits are lifted once again as the scale is moving in the right direction.I had a test this weekend. We went to Reno again, but this time we ate. The people I was with wanted to try the Buffet at Boomtown Casino…all you can eat whole Maine lobster!! So, we went. I was lucky as they charged me a child’s plate price instead of the $25 for an adult. This was not expected, but was very much appreciated since I would not even be able to eat a child’s portion. I can only eat 1/2 cup of anything at this time. That will only change by about 1/4 cup more over the next 9 months. So, I hope there are more places that have a policy for WLS patients. Especially, if they charge a plate fee for someone to share a meal with someone else.

The lobster was good and I tolerated it without difficulty. The lobsters were very small so I was able to eat one tail and have a piece of roast beef as well. I was satisfied from all the protein when we were done. Everyone else was stuffed to the gills, but I was comfortably full. It was kind of funny to see them miserable and almost sick and me feeling so good. Not too long ago, that would have been me. Those days are forever gone. And, it feels so good!

I know that I followed the rules on this outing and I intend to keep following the rules. My only problem is now I have to find a way to make sure that I am staying within the 1/2 cup amount and knowing exactly how much of each item I am eating so that I can keep track of the nutrient value of what I eat. That is the real chore now. I feel that keeping a 1/2 cup measuring cup in my purse is a little strange, but right now, I do not know what to do. I guess my next task of the day will be to call Amy, the nutritionist, and see what she suggests I do. This is the plight of the thin woman inside me trying to get out.

Until next time, take care and have a great day, my friends.

 

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