I’m so sorry for the delayed post, but as always, life gets busy and things slip through the crack.
Nonetheless, I have been posting weekly updates on my youtube channel https://youtu.be/NYNJTHZu1EM. Tomorrow I’ll be making an updated video and posting it. So stay tuned.
So it’s been 6 weeks since surgery. I have to say, this past week has been the most trying when it comes to the mental part of it all. Before surgery I read so many blogs, vlogs, etc and saw so many people dealing with this and arrogantly I thought that since I knew this was going to happen, that I would be prepared and not allow myself to fall for it too.
During week 5, I “only” lost 2lbs instead of my usual 3lbs per week. So of course this week I was expecting something but unsure of what exactly. Well this week I lost only 1lb. UGH. Here’s the thing, I KNOW by reading through the many pages online, that this is normal, that it is to be expected, yet somehow I had this hope that I would be the exception and would continue to lose weight as before.
This morning I got on the scale and it said 246 and I just threw my hands in the air and said “ok I get it” and went on with my day.
I have been fitting better in many of my outfits and I know that there are differences, but even when I can see them, my darn mind questions it and doubts if it’s really there or if maybe I’m seeing things to make myself feel better.
I’m no expert but I’m sure I can’t be the only one that thinks that way. Not after the many years of trials and tribulations. Right?! Right!
Now, the one thing it has changed is my ability to swallow liquids. Up until 4wks it was all about sipping, now I can gulp and not worry too much with it coming right back up. I’m not saying chugging it, but taking a good gulp (especially when you’re thirsty).
Eating solids is still slow and steady. Yesterday I had some pork and mashed potatoes and it was still in my 1/4 cup and small bites, LOTS and LOTS of chewing and slow eating. Otherwise I’ll feel like I ate way too much and just not feel right.
Someone asked me what I eat, how, how much and when. Well, my regular day looks something like this. I wake up and make myself my “coffee”. It’s 1 cup of Fairlife milk which has 13grm of protein, then 1 scoop of protein powder (30grm of protein), 1cup of hot water, 1tsp of instant decaf coffee, 1TB of benefiber, 1TB of Collagen/Hair and 2Tb of sugar free vanilla syrup. (I know, it’s a lot but super easy and simple to put together).
This is my breakfast. I’ll be consuming 43grm of protein, 7 net carbs, 7grm sugar and 142 grm of Calories. WIN WIN WIN !!!
I’ll then have a snack of string cheese or something like that. For lunch today I had tuna package. Giving me another 18grm of protein.
My biggest challenge has been water intake. I have always sucked at drinking water and it’s not different now. I’m averaging 40-50oz of water a day and I KNOW I need more.
It’s evident on my skin and how dry it is. I’m trying guys, I just SUCK at it.
I won’t bore you anymore with my ranting. I’ll keep on working on what is best for my body and changing our life style accordingly. Always aiming to just be better.
If you’re just starting this journey, HANG IN THERE. You got this.
I’ll always ask any questions you guys may have for me, I’m not know for being shy at all. lol