OMG…I think I went an entire few hours today without feeling cranky/uncomfortable/exhausted/miserable and I could really get used to this. This is giving me hope that there could be a serious uptick in my future. I don’t want to get too excited, but I rather desperately needed a break from […]
I realize every day how important it is to log every bite you take to make sure you meet your requirements. So far the easiest way I have found is myfitnesspal – they track all your protein, sugar, sodium, etc. So, every day I can make sure I hit my […]
All the suffering is paying off, although I will be honest and say that I have never been less excited about losing 14 pounds. I am still pretty exhausted and uncomfortable, but determined to keep going. I got to start pureed foods and am in heaven. Pureed peaches, albacore tuna, […]
So, Amanda got her butt handed to her. While I knew gastric bypass was going to be hard and painful, I was unprepared for the part where a mere walk from the couch to the dining table makes me feel like I need a nap. Things I wish I knew […]
My face at 185 pounds. I actually have a face. And cheekbones. This is my motivation. It happened once…it can happen again.
I am sucking it up and have decided there are worse things than being in the hospital on Christmas Day. So, December 23rd it is at GW Hospital in DC. My Christmas present 🙂
And you want to drive down to DC and give your surgeon an earful. But you are too nice. So you sit at home angry and sad. Sigh. My surgeon overbooked patients for tomorrow, and canceled my surgery tomorrow. After all the planning we put in to this. Now, the […]
One successful diet…down to 185 pounds…was there for a day! Then raced back up…to almost 300.
I am lucky to have a lot of people in my life who love me, and who care what happens to me. The problem is, none of them know what being morbidly obese is like, and I think that they all think I have lost my mind. I am lucky […]
So the nutritionist told me to start sampling protein shakes and powders now – because even though my tastes will change after surgery, sampling now will give me an idea of what I can tolerate later. Here is my review so far: Syntrax Nectars – I had high hopes for […]