Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just wanted to fill in what's been happening these last two days. First and foremost, I managed to survive two dinners out. Yes siree, I did it! I managed to eat a few small forkfuls of salad and 1.75 raviolis at the one dinner. I know, I was living dangerously (trying salad and pasta at only a week after my surgery) but I didn't want to blow my cover. I chewed everything so well, no blender could have outdone I was a little freaked out, walking on the wild side with no safety net, but I'm glad I did it. I feel human again. I also feel really proud of myself for having the courage to try, and for stopping before I got that full feeling. If this band is going to be a part of me then it has to fit into my life. I love the fact that you can tell when you are starting to approach the full mark. This is going to be a critical factor to my success. Very cool.

Today was my first day back to work and it was crazy! I worked my butt off and I loved every minute of it. Someone who hadn't seen me in awhile even noticed I had lost weight and complimented me on it! It was heavenly to hear those words. I floated around all day after that. By the end of the night though, I was tired. I have to keep reminding myself not to overdo it. Funny though, when I got home, instead of being physically tired like I would be usually, I wasn't. I am now down 28 lbs and I can really tell the difference in my body. My knees aren't sore, my back isn't tight, my hip doesn't's amazing what a difference the weight loss has made.

The one thing that has been challenging, has been drinking enough water. I want to drink it. In fact, I am dying of thirst, but I just can't take in as much as I want to. Part of it is I want to gulp it all down at once but I have to learn to sip it over longer periods of time. I am going to work on this. Maybe a water bottle with straw would help.

Bedtime now...did I mention I am sleeping better too. I must sound like I just discovered electricity, but wow...what a change this band is effecting in my life already. I wasn't expecting things to start moving this fast. It's a great ride though...better than anything Disney could come up


The Dash! said...

Swear to God - I cannot believe you are doing so much and just a week out of surgery. Amazing. lol Love the Disney remark - A great ride is the perfect way to put it.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog.... keep up all the great work. Congrats on the running it's great isn't it! My only tip about the water is to sip slowly like you already said, but I would avoid the straw. I was told my my NP that using a straw can actually cause you to swallow more air and cause increased gas and pain. Just something to think about.

Amy said...

WOW! I was about to post some similar discoveries this morning. :) You're doing sooooo well. This is certainly far better than any Disney ride, for sure!

I've been back to work since day 6, and was tired the first two days but since then have been fine. You'll get back in the groove in no time!