Monday Weigh In!

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.

About nancykerins

I am a 38 year full time working mother of one doing my best to get healthy. I had lapband surgery in November of 2010 and then had a revision to the vertical gastric sleeve in February 2012. The purpose of this blog is a therapeutic tool for me to work out my feelings and write about what is going on during this experience. If I can help others through this blog, that is just a bonus.
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6 Responses to Monday Weigh In!

  1. lappymeal says:

    Yay! Congrats! 40 pounds is so awesome! You should be very, very proud!
    I miss carbonation too :/ Oh well.
    Why can’t you have coffee? I’ve been slurping it down since surgery. My doc never told me anything, I swear.

  2. nwhiker says:

    Yippee! 🙂
    That’s awesome, you’re doing incredibly well, and if you have to be sick, you deserve a little weight loss bonus at the end, damn it!
    No diet Coke? God. I don’t think I’d survive that. I think I bleed diet Coke.

  3. alicroc says:

    Congrats! I started my process in the 270s and I’m in the 220s now…so i can feel the comparison of 40lbs lost! It’s great isnt it! KEEP IT UP! When you get to the 220’s you WONT even believe the confidence you have.
    I spent most of my adult life between 220-228 before i had kids. So being back at 227…and feeling like “myself” reward enough for dealing with the scars, the lack of certain things in my diet.

  4. daa_zle says:

    Congrats on the 40 pounds!!
    I know what you mean, I thought prior to surgery I could never eat certain things again, I have found out to this point I can eat everything I always did! at least the things I have tried! I still have not tried Chinese and hope to soon!
    I thought no more bread or pasta, and I have had no problems at all with either.
    For me the most important thing is I am finally losing weight. I always worked out, hard and never saw results, so I am so happy with that. I still have not felt “restricted ” yet

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