Sunday, November 6, 2016

Another small update

When I was in Mystic a few months ago I went to the aquarium. In the gift shop they had buy one get one on shirts. So I bought one 3x and one xl. 

Today I tried on the xl and it fits well. Such a happy update. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Still here

Been very busy with this thing called life it gets in the way of everything. Still losing and down to 288 not coming off as fast as I would have hoped but it is still coming off. 

I am amazed at how much energy I feel. I don't see it on a daily basis but when I think back to what I am doing today vs six months ago I really feel awesome. 

I used to nap all the time on weekends but now I rarely do that anymore. I am finding that I do not need an extension on more and more flights and it is easier to get my laptop out on a plane now too. 


Monday, October 10, 2016

Been a while but still here

Its been a busy time lately. Well where do I start. I have been able to fly without seatbelt extensions for the most part lately. I have noticed different models of planes where I need them sometimes.  I have surpassed the 300 pound mark for the first time since High School I believe it was, and am continuing to drop so its been a fun ride so far.

Clothing (Now this has been Expen$ive). Today I bought dress pants that were size 46. When I first had the surgery I was size 56 so WOW. '

I have been walking more and more, and my knee does not hurt much anymore YAY however my back has been acting up fun fun.

I saw the doctor for the 3 month anniversary and he is thrilled with the progress I am making. Baby steps and I promise to update the blog more often.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Flying Free

Saw the doctor today and I have been cleared for the following:

  • Fly (Which I have done already shhh)
  • Eat real food
  • Go to the gym
I am back to normal YAY!!!!!!!!!

I went to the supermarket and got some cold cuts and low carb wraps and had 3/4 of a tiny wrap for lunch. The real meal I wanted was a turkey burger, so we went to GM Burger Bar in Massapequa to have a real Turkey Burger, PS I have enough for dinner tomorrow night as well WOO HOO. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Another milestone

Another milestone. I am currently on a plane flying home from a work trip and for the first time in I don't know how long I did not need a seatbelt extension. Granted I am in first class so they might be a bit bigger here but still I've always needed one in first class too. Just really excited. 


Monday, July 25, 2016

A Mystical weekend away

Well four weeks out today and still on soft foods I went away with the family for the weekend to Mystic, CT. Finding foods was challenging but not impossible. The first day for lunch we went to a restaurant where I had a turkey sandwich and just ate the turkey off of the sandwich. 
For dinner we went to a restaurant and I had a bit of salmon that looked like I barely touched it, since I was in a hotel I didnt take it home with me. The waitress asked me if everything was ok and I said it was great but I had surgery and am limited. 
Breakfast in the hotel I had some scrambled egg, for lunch I had a diner chicken salad sandwich that I picked off the chicken salad and had a side of cottage cheese which worked fine. 
Dinner was a bit of an issue in the fact that I didnt get to eat until about 8:30pm which is late. I meant to have a protein shake on the ferry but I forgot my backpack in the car and couldnt get back to it as I couldnt open my trunk of my SUV without hitting the car in back of me........ I did have plenty of water during the days and on the boat as well. Dinner was a diner tuna salad platter. 

I also got plenty of walking during both days. Oh and it was over 90 degrees with heavy humidity BOTH DAYS :)

Other than the high amounts of mayo (and bits of celery and onion), I think I did ok for the weekend. 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Broke a barrier today

For the first time in over ten years I have broken the 340 pound barrier. I cannot tell you how giddy this makes me. 

I have had a few people ask me how painful this process has been. My response to them has been two to three days of hell and a lifetime of fun. 

Yesterday I started on puréed foods. I made a disgusting looking but pretty decent tasting meal of chopped turkey meat ricotta and tomato sauce. 

Starting Monday I will start on soft foods. That will be a fun.