Tomorrow is my first consultation with the surgeon...
I've spent years building up to this moment. Unable to exercise. Watching my health getting worse. Dieting, loose a few pounds, gain that back plus a few more pounds. I want to play with the kids! Ride my bike. Wear cute clothes from off the rack on a "regular" department store! Still be able to breathe when I walk across a room!
I'm tired of being depressed because of everything I CAN NOT DO! I HATE going past a mirror! Who is that fat, unhealthy girl? I don't want to be her any more!
I Have a Date!
I was so disappointed when I got on the scales only to learn I gave gained yet another 1½ pounds over the past 6 weeks. Just another kick to my self esteem. I am going to work hard on the mindset of seeing it as a confirmation that this procedure is the right decision.
First Day of Liquiid Protien Diet
Today I clearly learned:
Our society is obsessed with food! It's everywhere and the focus of most social gatherings.
First day. I'm short one 8oz protein drink and 8 oz glass of water. I just could not eat as much as they wanted. I don't eat that often or that much when I am NOT on a diet! The 8oz of water I will drink during the night.
CONFESSION: I have decided a few small oyster crackers would be divine in my broth! Lol!
Finally made it to the Looser Bench
2 Weeks Post Op Today
Coming home to a quiet house was nice. I've been experiencing very unexpected emotions. Nothing I would describe as depression, just unexpected self doubt. Thoughts like, "I am going to be an awful exception to weight loss & not loose even with the sleeve as a tool." "I will never celebrate the incredible amounts of weight loss I see others celebrating 3, 6, 12 months out!" Many negative, self doubts that caught me completely off guard. I am told these feelings are not uncommon which is comforting and I will continue to work through them.
My total weight loss at 10 days out was 20 pounds, with 4.6 pounds coming off in the 14 day pre-op two week liquid diet.
So far, I believe the Sleeve was and will be a great investment in my health.
First Post Op Visit
I want 50 pounds gone already. I want to be in One~derland!! My daughter gets married the end of May. I want her to be surprised and proud of me!
One month ago...
Kind and caring bedside manner with a very thorough knowledge of all bariatric procedures. Dr. Scarborough is excellent at case study and recommending what is best for your particular needs. I LOVE Dr. Scarborough and wish everyone could be as lucky as I am having him as my surgeon! I give him the HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION possible!