Saturday, June 16, 2012

22 Days out, cheater cheater, cucumber eater, and the dreaded stall?

I've lost 43.2 lbs including pre-op.  I am 22 days out and starting to feel a normal level of energy.  I fall asleep about as soon as my head hits the pillow at night.  If I could have a recliner to work at all day it would be so much easier.  I have a little method at night.  I lay on my right side on a memory pillow and wedge one behind my back.  Feels perfect.  Three of five incisions are healed, red, and shiny.  The one under my boobs and below that one has one dissolvable stitch sticking out, so I'm putting band-aids on them and hoping they heal by next week so I can swim. 

I have tried to start getting proteins in and have successfully ate scrambled egg white, scrambled egg, boiled egg, cheese string, 2 oz Wendy's chili, taco bell refried beans, 1/2 oz protein bar, and a seeded peeled cucumber.  Yeah, I know cucumber has no protein but I was craving it and it was so good.  My favorite canned soup is currently Campbell's Harvest Orange Tomato Soup.  Three days and I couldn't finish a can.  It look me 3 meals to eat a small Wendy's chili.  I added a pack of reduced fat sour cream because of the 30 minutes of no drinking rule.  It takes away some of the spice.  I can eat 2-3 oz per meal but can take big sips of water.  I haven't made it to 64 oz yet though.  It has to be ice cold to get down.  The only thing I can't stomach is protein drinks.  I feel sick every time I drink one  and 8 oz takes me 4 hours. 

My willpower is much better than before surgery.  At work last week they brought in 3 pizzas one day and 4 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts the next.  KK chocolate iced creme killed doughnuts are my kryptonite, I usually have 3.  I banned them from coming in the office and didn't even sneak and lick the tops of any.  Score!  Soon I have to start cooking again.  I know my kids are tired of freezer meals.  I've been avoiding the kitchen since it's the smell of food I like that seems to trigger my whiny vents. 

This week I had lost .4, .4, .2, gained 1.4, lost it, now I guess I'm stalling.  Hopefully it doesn't last long because I like those 1 lb a day drops.  I have lost in my face, waist, lower butt area, and lower arms.  My bottoms are fitting looser but I'm still in the same size.  My goal is to lose 10 more lbs by the end of the month.  Wish me luck!


  1. Hi Crystal. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I have submitted my paperwork to Omar. I am excited, nervous and scared. I am 37 around 250ish and 5'6". I am on vertical sleeve talk. My screen name is findingme2012. I have not even posted yet, just lurking. But I just wanted today hi. Kesha

  2. Kesha, Omar is great to work with and Dr Kelly did a great job. It is totally all the above but so worth it. I just ate a 1oz cheese string with 2 THIN slices of lunchmeat and I'm so full I could take a nap. Before I could eat 4 times that on a sandwich and still eat a side and a soda. If you have any questions I can help you with, you can PM me on VST. I'm friend requesting you now. Good luck!