Thursday, July 18, 2013
So in January my lap band failed and I had to get it removed. While that was happening I made the decision to get the gastric sleeve on June 20th. Well I am 4 weeks post op and I'm down 19.7 lbs. This past four weeks have been life changing, not just in what I am eating but emotionally and mentally. The mental part is so hard for me because I LOVE breads, pastas, and all of the stuff that got me where I am. It is hard to sit down to dinner with other people and only be able to eat a 1/4cup of food. Granted if I tried more than that I think I would get really sick. I know that the mental is going to be the hardest part for me because alot of my eating was mental and emotional. It is hard for me to realize that I'm not able to do it by myself. Emotionally I am just trying to figure out what is going to take the place of eating. I sometimes wish I was like my mom who can't eat when she's emotional. Instead I would eat everything.
Another challenge for me is recipes. I need high protein, low calorie, and low carb recipes but in a small quantity since I can't eat much. If anyone has any good ones let me know :-) I was able to find one cookbook that is great for weight loss surgery and I'm loving being able to experiment with different flavors.
Here's to kicking ass and losing weight!!!