Saturday, September 17, 2011

9 days post-op

I'm so grateful that my body and mind are accepting this experience so well.  Reading some other blogs, I feel that I am very blessed to have it so "easy".  If it were a piece of cake everyone would do it; so my cake is more like the end result of a birthday cake for a one year old.  Kind of in tact, but a bit all over the place; with a mess that takes a little while to clean up.

I feel that I am adjusting really well.  I was finally able to go potty, the day after my post; and it hurt.  I didn't get the runs as I was told and read about, it was hard and actually hurt.  It didn't help that it was the first day I tried with zero pain medicine, so the outside of my belly was actually hurting to where I could feel it.  Oh well, it's done, and was able to go again tonight.  I am not expecting to be regular again by no means, but it's nice to see my system gaining a new routine.

Although my doctor instructed me to wait for one week to begin eating mushy foods; I decided on Thursday that I would try some fish.  It went down great, and I've been eating fish since.  My diet has consisted of soup at least once a day though; there's something comforting about the broth that makes me feel better during the day.  The fish has been great, and my husband loves that I can sit and eat something with him and Little Ms. during dinner time.

I have been sticking to my measuring cups lately, and making notes when I feel full.  I'm taking my time eating, even though I don't feel like I have to.  I know that my band is open, but just because it's open, I don't want to be a bulldozer pushing food in.  The hardest part for my family to adjust to is not drinking with our meals.  We've adjusted pretty well though.  My brother in law came over for dinner the other night for some fish and commented that it was weird that he was the only one with a drink, and Little Ms. told him that we need to fill our bellies with food, and then we can drink after dinner.

She doesn't completely get it, but it's nice that even though she doesn't get it, I feel like she supports our decision to not drink with our meals.  She is also loving breakfast in the morning.  The Mister and her have always been big cereal buffs in the morning, but I started eating scrambled eggs, so now they do as well; and she loves it.  Her teacher mentioned how nice it is to hear her stories about how we sit together as a family for both breakfast and dinner.  My favorite comment so far from Little Ms. is in the morning when we sit down to eat breakfast she always says "So what's on the agenda for today?"  haha, I love it.

Today I experimented with different foods, and I don't think some of them went over well.  My stomach got a bit upset, and I just make a note on the fridge of foods that don't sit well with me, so myself and The Mister know not to cook them for a while.  So far Salmon and Talapia are home runs, so I've been sticking with them.

I've decided I want to start weighing myself on either Friday's or Saturday's (not sure which one), and also take a picture.  I want to see if I can do a photo journal.  I think seeing the pictures will be extra motivation for me to continue my healthy eating journey.  Not to mention that since we've all started eating what I've been eating, the entire family feels healthier and we all seem to have more energy.

I'm down two more pounds as of this morning, which is great.  I worry that adding in real food is going to hurt me.  I won't be going in for my first fill until October 11th I think they said, and I don't know when I'll be cleared to begin exercising.  I know that watching my portions has been amazing, and I think that is going to help me continue to lose weight.

Thanks to all of the supporters and readers out there, it's always nice to read an encouraging comment.

- Until next time.


  1. My experience, and a lot of others I have read about, start to stop losing weight for a bit once they start mushies. So don't panic. Once you can eat and get up to around 1000 calories, your body will start losing again. It might start losing slower though, so be prepared.
    It sounds like you are doing really well. How nice that your family isn't drinking at dinner with you.

  2. Most of the blogs and information I have read about says the same thing. I am trying to keep my optimism, and also prepare myself so that I don't get overly bummed out about the pause in weight loss should it happen.

    I've also been researching as much as I can about getting the first fill, and knowing when to stop eating.

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  4. You are doing sooo wonderfully!! New follower here - I am anxious to follow your journey!

  5. I agree, you are doing fantastic!! Welcome to the Sisterhood/Brotherhood of the Bandits!!