Monday, January 25, 2010

Seven Months

Today is 7 months since the surgery.

What's changed in these 7 months?
Everything. That is a short answer. Absolutely everything. That is a long answer.

My weight stabilized at 203 - which means 100lbs loss - but it is not going down... however - the belt is being tightened and new holes drilled. So I guess it is the weight redistribution. I went from pants size between 46-48 to 34-36. That is just about right, usually each inch in waistline corresponded to 10 lbs.
Today I decided to go back for two days on liquid protein diet - just to fight new bouts with hunger. I am as determined as ever to continue.

The challenges of the first few months were to cope with the surgery aftershocks. The future challenges will be more of the normal life adjustment. I can eat almost all, that is good and bad news. I still did not master slow and deliberate chewing - I am working on it. I still fight too many old habits, like not focusing on food while eating.
I still feel tired. So far other patients were telling me about their excess energy - I have none. My gym membership is still merely symbolic. I have a lot of excuses, and I know that they are only excuses.