Well, as of yesterday, I’ve lost 40.2 lbs. I tried on a few items of clothing that I haven’t worn in at least 3 years and a few fit perfectly, and when I shed about another 10 pounds, the rest will fit too! I am not sure what size I was prior to surgery, but I imagine I was a size 32-34. I’m about a 26 right now.
People keep asking me if I feel any different, the weird thing is aside from being able to walk and stand for more than 5 minutes without being in excruciating pain, NO I don’t feel any different. I guess I’ve been so big for so long it will take at least another 30 pounds for me to feel different. I guess it won’t hit me until I have shrunk out of every piece of clothing I have and trust me, I have clothes ranging from size 22-28 laying around here (most of them business attire).
I’m still not able to keep food down and I’m not sure why. I do think that things go down easier since my endoscope procedure last thursday, but once the food hits my tummy, I get really nauseaus. I tried mashed potatoes again last night and they made me sooooo sick. I will hit my six weeks this thursday 8/2 and I am soooo sick of being sick!!!
I ordered some protein samples from Vitalady because I know I MUST get protein! Protein will help me lose more weight and it will keep my hair from falling out – this is really important because like Brittany Spears I don’t do the “bald” look very well. I also hear that protein helps your skin keep its elasticity and this is a good thing too because I don’t need to look like a saggy old wrinkled prune anywhere on my body!!!!
I’m still hitting some highs and lows emotionally and spiritually, but they are fewer and farther between Praise God!!! I keep reminding myself that He alone is in control and I have to let Him do my walkin and talkin for the time being.
My son, Justin, turns 26 tomorrow!!! I could never express in words how much I love having him home. When he left to join the navy over 7 years ago it broke my heart into so many pieces I never thought it would be made whole again. I truly think that when you have children, you grow a new heart for each one of them and hold them in their own special place forever. If I had it my way, all of my children would still live at home. I’d have a compound and they would each have their own wings and when they got married, they would still live home and raise their families here. Oh Lord, how I would love that!! You know what’s weird – I started having my kids at a young age (18) and now I’m 47 (will be 48 in december) and I still have no grandchildren. Now, I’m not complaining, I raise my kids to be smart and wait to get their own lives in order before they decide to become involved with anyone and start making babies, but I don’t want to be a walker granny or worse yet in a wheelchair when my kids start having kids… Just had to throw that random thought out there… I’ve been having a lot of random thoughts lately – for your sake, I’ll keep them to myself – for that matter, for my sake as well, I don’t want people thinking it’s time to get the “jacket” out and haul me off to the looney bin!! LOL
Well, enough for now – I set a goal to set aside 15-30 minutes every day to get my office in order and it’s getting late in the day and I’m still in my PJ’s! Take care and God bless!!