A few more gone

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!



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Hooo Boy….

I can tell a BIG difference with that little 2 cc of liquid added.  I got a bit stuck at lunch today and it seemed to take ….f-o-r-e-v-e-r….  for the bite of grilled chicken to finally go on down.   I only managed to eat about 1/3 of the grilled chicken salad from TJ’s in Albertville.  It was really good – I asked them to dunk the chicken in Teriyaki sauce.  mmmmmm

Seems that I’m a slow learner because I got stuck again at dinner.  I made sort of a breakfast casserole type thing. – Crumbled and cooked a pound of sausage, added about 1/2 pound of hash browns, cook until taters are done, top with well beaten eggs (I only had 5 and would have added 8 if I had 3 more).  Turn heat off and keep stirring until the eggs are cooked.  Topped with shredded gouda cheese and enjoy.  I had a bit of light sour cream, guacamole and salsa with mine.     Really good stuff.  At about the 5th bite, I was stuck.  Darn it.   After being patient for about 2 minutes, the clog finally cleared.  The time that I’m stuck seems to go so slowly.   I simply MUST learn to take teeny tiny bites and eat much slower.

I forgot to mention, I got baby chickens yesterday.

Blue laced red Wyandottes

And Golden Laced Wyandottes

I figured I may as well grow my own eggs since we’re eating so many of them these days.  And if we have extra, I’ll either give them away to family or sell them.   I can’t wait.  The babies are only 2 days old now and it will be probably late summer before I see any eggs, but that’s ok.

I intend to get some Silver Laced Wyandottes later on – they are a bit rare and the hatchery won’t have any to sell until mid summer.

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