A Weight Loss Surgery Patient's Pictures and Things
Preop Weight : 305.6
Surgery Date: June 1st, 2011
Current Weight: 181.2
Total Loss since Start of Pre-op Diet: 124.4
All I could think about today was Buffalo Wild Wings, specifically the dry rub bbq wings that my boyfriend dubbed the Cheeto wings, because they taste like straight up cheetos.
Today was tougher than the other two days, and I fell victim to ice cream. Like we all know, ice cream is a slider food. By the time it leaves your mouth and enter the esophagus its already liquid. In went 300 calories of Ben & Jerry’s Late Night Snack.
I made a soup from Skinny Taste, and blended in 2 oz of grilled chicken breast and 1/2 piece of bacon. I know, it sounds completely gross, BUT DUDE! It was actually good. If I had my Blendtec right when I was JUST barely post op, I would have enjoyed that week a LOT more. The Blendtec blends EVERYTHING to a really creamy consistency. Super cool.
My band still feels sore, and sensitive. I actually had to stop having soup on two separate occasions because I couldn’t eat anymore. I mean, c’mon who can’t gulp down a shit load of soup, banded or not?
(of course protein shakes exceed that ratio, but I will not account for that one. That’s in a separate category all together)
Cheese A: 60 Calories 2 protein - Not worth eating.
Cheese B: 60 Calories 4 protein - ok, can eat in a pinch. But honestly, I probably won’t eat it.
Cheese C: 60 Calories 6 Protein - YES!
Cheese D: 45 Calories 9 protein - GET IN MY MOUTH NAO! (this is the ratio for Kraft Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese, also don’t give me shit about preservatives, I’ve eaten a lot worse in my 300 pound life)
So, If I have 4 oz of grilled chicken breast plus cheese D I will be eating around 165 calories 31 grams of protein. NO BRAINER FOR A Weight Loss Surgery Patient!
is in 16 days. WOWZA! Time flies!
I’ve haven’t been so active this week. I feel like I don’t have enough time for anything! This week I’m busy preparing for the wlsfa meet and greet. I leave friday morning! tomorrow I’m buying a new suitcase. I’m excited!
I’m still trying to meet my Vegas goal of 185 by thursday-Friday. I stand at 187.5 today. Weight loss has been slow the past few weeks.
I had a fill this last thursday. I’m up to 4.5 from 4.1. I was a bit hesitant for a .4, but I’m doing fine - no PBing, no heart burn and no stuck episodes. I’m good and looking forward to my next one.
The other day I was pondering…and sometimes I ponder too much. I was pondering my decision to get my lap band vs all other WLS surgeries. Thinking that maybe if I had gastric bypass I would be comfortably at goal by now - 37 pounds away seem like an eternity! I choose lap band because I was a chicken plain and simple. I don’t like to experience pain, I didn’t want to fail because I wouldn’t have anything to blame it on.
118 pounds apparently meant nothing to me while pondering. But today, I pondered some more, and I came to a positive conclusion. It may take me longer, but before the end of 2012 I’ll be at goal, and that’s all that really matters.
I gained 1.1 pounds over the weekend bringing me back up to 190.5. Its not much of a bummer for me because I did eat those 1.1 pounds. I had pancakes, pizza, alcohol and other amazing things - have I told you guys that I am obsessed with Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives? I am on a mission to visit them all!!!!
Anyway, I’m not concerned because its only 1.1 pounds.
Today I buckled down. I actually showed my face at the gym, ran a couple of miles…like 1.5 actually. Bummer. I haven’t gone running in like 2 months. Shame on me. I felt like I was about to die.
I ate 3 times, and had two snacks (one included energy gu). I know that THAT is against the lap band rules, but really? I think that I can bend that one to meet my needs as long as I am under my daily calorie expenditure. Which I was. Today I was at a little over 700. i don’t like doing this often because I feel like its…idk. I try to remain between 800-1000 on my good days, and up to 1200 on my not-so-good-days.
The Las Vegas Meet and Greet is in less than two weeks. I am so nervous! PhillyTomCat already has his bags packed. lol. I don’t even know what I am taking. I feel sort of bummed that none of the WLS’ers that I usually talk to on a regular basis are going. Makes me super sad, and there is no-doubt that I will feel uncomfortable. I will be a loner…and I guess that’s ok.