Start Weight: 225lbs (10/2009) Goal Weight: 150lbs

Monday, April 26, 2010

The 5th day and some thoughts..

Here are some thoughts:

I felt really good yesterday .. too good that I think I over did it a little bit and felt kind of sore by the end of the night. I'm down to taking paid meds right before bed and that's it..

I'm having trouble remembering to eat..(c-r-a-z-y) and it seems like all hunger has packed it's bags and went on a small vacation ...

Yesterday I had a hot chocolate from starbucks (not sugar free) but it tasted so warm and soothing to my angry little belly. I also had about three bites of mashed up potato salad (mostly took tiny bites of the egg) ..and about a 1/2 cup of soup that I found over at Lap Band Living's Blog (I'd link it ..but I have the hardest time with links..) and some vitamin water..but not enough..

I swear more water today..(I think I said that the other day..but I really mean it today)

Today I've had a protein shake and for lunch another 1/2 cup of soup.. (oh and three salt and vinigar chips aka bad bad bad) ..

My port area is the only area that's bothering me today .. it's hard to bend over ..or when i'm sitting up and leaning forward ..I seem to lean right on it..hoping that goes away soon..

And I'm still having some "gas" pain kind of feeling like I need to burp (but can't) and it's a pain in my chest area.. a little bit annyoing.. :0)

Cream of wheat has been a great friend to me (after the first time trying to eat it) and really fills me up for a while..

I'm down to 205 which is 3lbs less than surgery day ..which is great..and that makes it 20lbs since starting this whole crazy journey. I hope Leenah continues to help me out and I hope she's being nice to that big organ called my stomach .. I can't see her ..but I know she's doing all she can right now.

Happy Monday everyone!

ps-Thinking of you Cindylew Who!! :0) It's your big day!!


  1. You're doing great! Sometimes I still struggle with what to eat, and I'm a month out from surgery-

    I love soups because you can change them up and they're very hearty.

  2. Glad you doing well. And there are no more "bad" foods. I loved my oatbran cereal-creamy and warm like cream of wheat for the first month.

    Keep walking around as it helps get rid of the gas they pumped into your abdomen. I had shoulder pain for a few weeks which I think is referred pain from where the band is sitting. I also had a hiatus hernia repair which caused a bit of pain too. Did they fix a hernia?

    You're doing great. Don't worry about forgetting to eat. That feeling will return.

  3. It's so hard when you are feeling good to have a bit of a backslide, but it sounds like in general you are doing great. Can't wait to join you on the other side in a few months.

  4. I do feel really lucky that i'm feeling so well..

    And Sandy- I did have a hernia fixed too.. I keep forgetting that I had that done too.

    Bonnie- I can't wait to read your story..your getting close :0)

  5. You're coming right along!! It will all come together over time and is a big learning curve. Looking forward to watching your journey.

  6. 20 pounds!! Thats awesome girlfriend!! I agree with these other ladies...Im 6 months out from surgery and Im still learning what to do and what not to do! But we are all in this little journey together! :)

  7. Hi Kristen...I made it and hope to be posting on my blog this morning.
    I'm so glad you're feeling well.