Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Dr. Oz

Todays episode of  Dr. Oz is about Bariatric surgery, specifically bypass.  While this is not the option I chose the feelings around making the decision and the reasons for having the surgery are the same.  Too many people see this as a cop out, if you would just work harder you wouldn't need this.  If only that was true.  Someone who is overweight doesn't have the same relationship with food as some one that is thin.  We are almost imprisioned by food for many reasons.  I liked hearing Dr. Oz confirm that this isn't a cop out for those that need to lose weight and it sure as hell isn't easy.  I can tell you what you have to go thru to get there and then the changes in your whole life after prove that this isn't easy.  I hope that someday people will realize that an overweight lifestyle is not what I chose for myself, but by there is nothing wrong with using bariatric as a TOOL, which is what it is meant to be, as a way to get there.

Ok I will climb down off my soap box now :o)

FYI from Dr. Oz sleeping 1 extra hour per night can help you lose 14 lbs in 1 yr

It Really Really Works!! Down 12 lbs

I had not weighed myself on my scale since I left for the hospital the morning of surgery 1/27/12.  I knew they pumped me full of a lot of fluids and there would be swelling from healing.  I sucked it up and got on the scale this morning, low and behold I am down 12 lbs :o)  There were times that even with the bruising, stitches, pain, and being tired I wondered if he actually did sleeve me and would I really lose weight. (Yeah I know i'm a dork and I'm really working on that self defeating attitude) This bit of info really helps me rebound after my meltdown this morning :o)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Am I doing this right?

I think I just had my 1st, I don't regret this, moment :). First of all I don't regret the surgery, but having been pretty uncomfortable since I was sleeved I have wondered if I have done the right thing. I am the type of person that when something goes right or unexpected my first thought is hmmm what did I do wrong...  Today I woke up, did the normal routine, realizing I was REALLY thirsty I went to the fridge and grabbed my G2. Without even thinking I took a big ol' drink. With the G2 in my mouth I started to swallow  then  realized what I did, I have a WHOLE mouth full of cold liquid in my mouth, crap this is gonna hurt. When you first have surgery drinking more than tiny sips at a time is difficult and drinking cold liquids can be even more difficult. When cold liquids hit your tummy it can cause the muscles to spasm resulting in a lot of pain. I did contemplate spitting it out, but what they heck let's go for it. Low and behold it didn't hurt! I took a normal drink of cold liquid and it didn't hurt. I'm so excited! This is a big deal because it means my newly sleeved tummy is healing. Of course that turned to fear that I broke my sleeve because I worry about everything. I truly doubt that's possible so I'm going to choose to believe that lol. It felt so good to be thirsty and take a normal drink to quench that thirst :) I guess it's the little things.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Hello loser's bench

My surgery date was 1/17/12 today is 1/20/12 yay I am now sleeved ans on my way. On the day of surgery I weighed in at .... lol I know they tell their weight on Biggest Loser, but I'm just not ready to do that yet :o), I have not weighed myself yet due to retaining fluids and the horrible bloating from (sorry for the TMI) the gas I have when they put air in my tummy during surgery. So far I'm getting used to trying to not drink too much at a time as that causes pain. Part of me sits here thinking did he really do it? Am I really sleeved and starting a whole new chapter of my life? Then all I have to do is cough and realize yup he did it... Lol. I have before pictures I will be adding and will add update pictures every couple months. I couldn't have done this without all of my wonderful friends and family.