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Saturday, May 7, 2011

I am doing much better - progress pics...

I don't know if anyone out there even checks this blog anymore, but here is the update. :)


Things I can do now...


1. walk


2. go to the store without a scooter OR a cart!


3. make plans with my family which INCLUDE me! :)


4. spend money. :) Being able to shop has a downside. It's so much fun!


5. my hubby says I don't snore anymore


6. do more things around the house


7. stand for longer periods of time


8. wear clothes I have not been able to wear in a while


9. I fit in the seats at the dr.s office


10. Being able to throw two middle fingers up to those who said I would not, could not, or should not get this surgery. :)


11. LAST BUT NOT LEAST.... I no longer use my fat chair!!!!!! For those of you who don't know, I used to roll around my house in an office chair. I did everything in this chair. Cook, go from one room to the next, sweep the floor, you name it. I have not used it ONCE since my surgery other than to sit here and type this to you at my desk which is where the office chair belongs! :) My kids no longer say, here's your chair mommy when I am getting up to make dinner.


I know I still have a long way to go. A LONG way to go. I can't really see a difference in the pics, but I can feel a difference in my body. I am grateful for the opportunity to live life. Do I think I could have done it on my own, still I say yes. BUt, I have NEVER been able to keep it off and by removing my stomach all the hunger and cravings are GONE so it makes eating healthy MUCH easier. Yesterday my son had his cub scout pack meeting (where they get awards) at a camp site. Hot dog roasting, walking from the parking lot to the site, getting up and down to take pics, watching my two year old... it was great! I have NEVER been to one of these because I was not able to walk from the parking area to the site. I was so happy to be there for my son. I didn't even have my hubby to help me because he was coaching my other son's baseball game. Yay me! I was able to enjoy 1/2 of a roasted hot dog (no bun) and 1 chip. I could have had more because I can eat up to 1/2 a cup for a meal and this was way less, but I didn't want to because I assumed the hot dog was not low cal. I ate 1 chip. I can eat more than that of baked chips, but why bother eating more if you are already satisfied? :) I was happy to be able to partake like everyone else, but on a MUCH smaller scale. lol It has been a joy to take part in life again. I am much happier now that I am on solid foods. I think a liquid diet for 5 weeks will make anyone crazy. These days I enjoy most normal things, I don't eat anything white like bread, rice, sugar etc. Those used to be my go-to foods and hard core cravings. I don't know if I mentioned it before but the DAY of my surgery I started "that time of month." Exactly one month later, I started again! Amazing for me.

There are some hard parts. I have been stalled for several weeks. I don't eat more than about 600 calories per day so I went to the nutritionist and the Dr. to see what is going on and they think my body is still in shock from this major surgery and because I have PCOS, my hormones are freaking out. I have started pool therapy three times per week which is a work out so I have to up my calories to 800 per day. I can't imagine I can eat that much so I am just trying to add liquid drinks like Atkins or slim fast. I eat at least 80 grams of protein per day. I am supposed to have 1/4 cup of protein and 1/4th cup of carbs for each meal. (1/2 cup total for 3 meals per day) 1/2 cup of food for most people is about 2 bites, but I cut up my food in to SMALL pieces so I can stretch it out or else I would always be the first one finished at the table. :) It is great to eat meals with my family again. All in all, I am glad I did this.

29 comments:

Something About Kellie said...

Keep up the great work Lisa :)

Stacy said...

Congratulations Lisa! I would love to read your blog. stacyshaw@hotmail.com
Stacy

Ali said...

I am so happy you are back! I have been thinking about you for weeks now and wondering how you have been doing. I hope you are going to continue on this blog and continue to give the middle finger to all your blog stalkers! I love hearing about your progress and the great things you can do now. Please keep the blog posts up!

Amber said...

Congratulations!
I can see a difference in the pictures. Doing good! Keep it up!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

You are looking good and I can tell from the tone of your post that you are feeling good about yourself -- that's so important!I have the email address of a blog friend who has been really successful at losing her weight and keeping it off after surgery - I can pass it on to you if you'd like. My email is: diane@fittothefinish.com

Thirteenlbs said...

Congrats! Thanks for returning to posting. You look great- I can definitely see changes.

MrsFatass said...

I'm so happy to see an update! You very kindly sent me an invite to the private blog, but for some reason it didn't work when I tried to log on, and there was no way I was going to bother you with that detail when you had real life important things to handle.

Anyway. I'm happy for you. Excited for you. And really thrilled to see you doing so well.

Sunny said...

I am SO happy for you! You are such an inspiration to me. And I ABSOLUTELY can see a difference in the pictures! :)

jenfromtheburgh said...

You look great...wonderful to see a smile on your face and hear about you enjoying life with your family. Keep up the hard work, it is worth it!!
Jennifer

Sarah said...

The change is amazing and the things that you can do now are wonderful! I'm glad you did an update. I think about you often. I hope you continue to post on this blog. Good luck with all that you do! You rock!

Sarah
notaneffingdiet.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Lisa, you're looking wonderful -- I'm so happy for you, and so glad to see an update!

Lori said...

I am so glad to see how well you are doing!! I'm happy for you.
Lori

Still Trying said...

So glad to hear that you're happy and doing well! Thanks for updating!

Afton

Donna said...

Fantastic to hear from you Lisa.You are looking great, can definitly see the difference. Good on you!
Donna

Sariah said...

THIS IS AMAZING!!! What wonderful progress! You can totally tell a difference in pics but most of all in all the daily activities you are able to participate in again! I'm so happy for you and your family!

SuperMegaAnna said...

Excellent! I am so so happy for you!!!

sandy019 said...

I check your blog for updates all the time. So glad to finally hear something! You are doing great and are looking great too. I miss not reading about your journey and hearing about
your family. Hope you will keep us informed as you move forward.
Sandy

Janice and Jessica said...

So happy for you that things have been going so well. I know it's hard to have patience, but hang in there. It will happen!

I can see a big difference in the pics. I never got the link for the private blog but I kept checking here hoping you would be back.

We are rooting for you girl! Way to go!

Heather @ A Table for One, Please said...

I can definitely see a difference in the pics!!!! And I love your whole list of things you can do..including the middle finger! LOL You are awesome. :)

Kelly said...

I still check your blog! Glad to see you're posting here again.

Mommyof3Texans said...

A nice surprise to see an udpate. I see a big difference in the pictures! Most importantly though are all of the experiences you are enjoying once again. Keep it up, I'm happy to see you making such great progress!

TK84 said...

WOW! I can really see the difference! You are looking fantastic! I am so proud of you and so happy for you and your family XOXO
(aka Ms Executive Slave need to change my name back lol)

Elle Bee said...

I'm so happy for you Lisa!!

Land family said...

So happy for you and so proud of you Lisa! Wave those fingers for "#1" and continue to enjoy life.

Denise said...

SO SO SO happy for you! Oh my goodness Lisa! I'm sorry you can't see the amazing progress we can see in your pics! Your face is glowing! Keep up the good work!

Lisa said...

I can really see a difference! You look great... and you look happy! I am so glad for the update! Congrats and can't wait to hear more!

Amy Veloz said...

That is fantastic, Lisa! So happy for you. I definitely see a difference in the pictures, but the MOST important thing is that you feel different. You are an inspiration. Keep it up and I really hope to see more posts on here. I've been wondering how you were doing! :)

Miss E said...

You have no idea how pleasantly surprised I was to find this new post, and to find out that you're doing so exceptionally well. You did very well for yourself, and boo to all naysayers!
I've been thinking about you and wondering how you were doing so I actually came to the blog so I can email you to ask. So this was a nice surprise indeed.
Keep well and keep updating us on how things are going.

ThunderThighs said...

I can definitely see a difference!! You look amazing! And if you are looking for something liquid - I don't know if you've ever tried them, but Green Monsters are delish! They look nasty, but are great! Check out http://greenmonstermovement.com/ for some recipe ideas! Keep at it!!!!!