Weight at first meeting with surgeon 251 lbs
Weight at start of 7 day pre op liquid diet 245.6 lbs
Weight on day of surgery 237 lbs
Weight today 223.2 lbs
Well I’ve managed to survive the first month. Weight loss has been slower than I would have liked. I think I actually had an almost 2 week stall this month and was convinced that my surgeon had maybe forgotten to remove my stomach! But I guess I’ll take that 14lb loss, lets face it, its more than I would have lost had I not had the gastric sleeve. And I don’t think I’ve been this weight since my honeymoon in 1994 and I am only 8 lbs heavier than my husband. Can’t wait to weigh less than him, I’m not sure if I ever have!
Food has been going down pretty well. I have not been sick at all which is awesome, altho had one evening last weekend where I think I had eaten too fast and I was just so uncomfortable. I thought I might throw up but instead my mouth just kept filling with saliva, it was pretty awful so am trying my best to eat slower.
I am managing 60g of protein most days and my liquid intake is around 60-65 oz a day.
I have a half cup of Ready Brek (a British ground oat breakfast cereal that you add warm milk to) with a cup of milk and a scoop of protein powder every morning. That starts off my day with around 37g of protein so over half way. I haven’t been having the protein shakes too often but have been eating mostly fish, eggs, cheese and yogurt to reach my protein goals. The last two weeks were mushy foods but I just couldn’t stomach the thought of blending my food so have been chewing, chewing and chewing my food thoroughly. I can now move to the next stage altho apart from adding a few new things I’m going to mainly stick with what I’ve been eating as I haven’t really upset my pouch too much yet.
I have not been back to the gym but have started to incorporate more walking into my day which I think has helped get the scales moving. Last week I averaged 5 miles a day but that was helped by the fact that we had a weekend away and did lots of walking. I fully intend to head to the gym tomorrow to get walking on that treadmill.
So there we are, the first month of the rest of my life done. Can’t wait to see what month 2 brings!