Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's Tuesday weigh in day . . .

So far, it's been a good morning! Here's the recap . . .
This weekend we had a great time with family and friends. We had the "Family Fall Festival" at Uncle Carl's on Saturday. What a great time! We got together for a full day, the kids played hard, the adults played hard and we ate as if there was nothing else to do! I didn't feel really great by the time we had gotten home because I was not doing what I should've. I guarantee I didn't get enough protein, water, or exercise (but I did get some). All that being said, I had a fabulous time and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Unfortunately, all that fun I had on Saturday led me to a difficult Sunday. I wanted to do nothing but rest. Sure, I got some rest in, but when it was time to go at it again for a gathering of more food, fun, and friends, I was struggling. I had a huge headache (probably dehydration) and I was NOT up for eating. But I went, and enjoyed myself. It was a "last supper" type of deal for a friend of mine that is going through WLS tomorrow. I am wishing her the best and a quick, happy, healthy recovery!

So, the next obstacle - My surgeon's appointment yesterday! It went almost as expected. Their scale (which I had guessed) weighed me a bit heavier. Not to mention that I had jeans and shoes on (I typically weigh in my PJs), but they still showed a 65 lb loss! I wanted it to be more, but I'll take it. I'm still tracking my progress on my personal scale at home, but it's fun to see that we're close. The Dr. said I am doing great. He's encouraging me by telling me that I'm over halfway to a goal that some don't reach for 18 months and I've done it in 6. Well, that is exciting and encouraging. I'm just glad it hasn't stopped!

The other exciting thing was that I got to see 4 of the 7 people that had surgery on the same day as I did! It was GREAT to see them all and see the differences. It was also fun to share about the things we are doing and the things we can tolerate (or not). Everyone was SO different that it was just strange to hear. I loved it though. We were all grateful to have gone through the experience (even considering how hard the first 2+ months were), but it was amazing! I think we should all schedule our appointments on the same day for the rest of our lives! It would be great to see them all and catch up! I wouldn't trade those times for anything!

To top it all off, I was down on the scale today! So, I'd have to say that I'm off to a good start for the day and the week! I'm excited and empowered. I can't wait to see what happens next!!

4 comments:

Michele Elaine said...

You are losing weight so quickly, I am not even going to recognize you when I come home to visit!

Sheila said...

65 in 6 months!! Holy cow, that is amazing! I have seen how hard you are working and I am IMPRESSED and proud of you! I had my first weigh in yesterday and managed to shed 3, I was pretty happy with that. Love ya sis!

GastricGirl said...

Wow, you are doing wonderful!

Heather said...

Thank you all so much! You are so encouraging. Here I was feeling a bit down because (of 4 of us) I had lost the least. But you have lifted my spirits!

Thank you!