Finally made it to 40lbs lost and broke into a new decade! Scale said 279.1 this morning! I am 8.1lbs away from my next goal of losing 50lbs total!
I think it’s been about 5 years since I’ve seen the 270s and it feels so great to be there again.
It’s also hard to believe that February 1st was only my 3 month anniversary of my surgery!
Life after surgery has been very surreal for me. I expected my life to be completely different and changed.
Some days I don’t feel like I ever had surgery. I still can’t wrap my brain around the fact that I did it and that there is a band inside my body wrapped around my stomach.
I can feel my port. I can see my scars. It still doesn’t seem real to me.
I think in some ways, that is a good thing.
Before I had the surgery, I used to think that my life would be "over" once I had the surgery. That I wouldn’t be able to eat and have fun anymore.
It’s been a nice surprise that i’ve still been able to go out to eat and be social and still have the band and lose weight.
I also don’t feel deprived at all and know that I can have a small serving of something if I want it (and chew it well enough).
I’m still getting used to not eating while drinking and I do miss carbonation, but it’s definitely been worth it.
The only thing that I truly miss that I can’t wait to start drinking again is coffee. I don’t ever want to go back to being a regular coffee drinker, but on those really bad mornings, when I’m just beyond exhausted, it would be nice to be able to have a cup.