Sunday, April 10, 2011

Living 60 pounds less!

Okay, I know it's been a while, but let's not harp on how long it has been since my last post -- what matters is that I'm here now. (grin)

I know you all have been worried about me and the possibility of me falling of the face of the earth.  But as most of you know, life just gets away from you, and that's what's happened over the last 2 months: I was sick and got even sicker when I had a BAD reaction to an antibiotic; Mom was in the hospital for 11 days and 2 surgeries for a bad infection that they now believe was a due to a brown recluse spider bite;  I had a relapse and have been struggling to get over a bad ear/sinus infection -- still can't hear completely out of the ear.  But in all of it, I'm still making headway, and am glad to report their is even less of me typing this post!

I've had my second fill in the band since the last time I posted.  Only 1.5 cc's this time, but I've been able to tell the difference A LOT more than with the first one of 3cc's.  I eat extremely smaller portions because even one bite more than necessary makes me feel absolutely miserable.  I was afraid that I'd constantly feel hungry, but I don't!  I guess I'm still transitioning to trust my body after my mind and emotions have lied to me for so many years.

My biggest failures that I've been working on are:
1) Taking my time when eating.  Eating too fast doesn't allow time for the food to get from my banded pouch into my stomach.  When this happens, it doesn't provide the most pleasant feeling -- it feels like the world's 2 most strongest men are simultaneously punching me in the back and the sternum.

2) Really CHEWING my food well instead of swallowing it whole like a snake.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who is used to eating in a hurry because there's always something to do.  But much like the problem and physical pain I experience from eating to fast, not chewing my food well cause it to get stuck and the strong men to come and punch me, again . . . they aren't very nice men.

I weighed almost two weeks (I don't want to be a slave to the scale), and as the title states, I've now lost a total of 60 pounds since December.  YAY!

Thanks for your patience in my posting delay.  Thanks for several of you email and inquiries about my blogging absence.  I've been very encouraged by so many people following my progress and giving their support!