The funniest thing…. I know that I have lost weight, BUT I didn’t realize just how much I have lost. Before surgery size 18-20 was getting tight. Hell, who am I kidding? Before surgery I was close to popping some of my clothes, and lately everything seems to have gotten REALLY big on me….. but I’m too
cheap thrifty to buy more clothes. I Was OH SO SURPRISED last week when I went clothes shopping. I checked out Cato’s selection of dressy type fall things, and picked several size 16 and XL’s to try on. Ummmm – NO. They were too big. I ended up with size 14’s fitting a little loose on bottom, a couple of large size tops and 1 XL that is made to be more fitted. Seems that the girls aren’t going anywhere fast (dang it!), but the rest of me seems to be shrinking.
As far as how the band is going, I have had good days and bad days. I have discovered that mornings are NOT good for eating. Warm liquids are best (coffee with flavored cream please!), a protein shake – either Atkins or Ensure, followed by nuts around 10 am ( love Wasabi Almonds and Dill Pickle sunflower seeds – don’t knock them till you try them!). Lunch is usually some fruit or tuna or egg salad – depends on how my tummy feels and how hungry I am. Afternoon snack of more nuts or jerky. By about 5 or 6 I’m ready to eat in the more traditional sense. I try to get a lot of protein in during the evening. The band seems looser in the later hours of the day – not sure why that is, I’m sure there is a medical explanation.
Anyway, that’s where I am right now. For the past week or so I’m dropping an average of 3/4 to 1.5 pound a day. I’ll take it!