Yesterday was a bit of a struggle for me. It was the first day I craved food. I know it was more out of boredom and being surrounded by people eating all day. So, what did I do? Well, I think I had 3 different soups, two different protein drinks and yet nothing really seemed to hit the spot. I went on LapBandtalk.com's forums and looked around for some liquid diet suggestions and found a couple but also found some bad advice too. At the end of the night I ate one saltine and two ritz. I ate them very very slowly and made them disintegrate in my mouth (practically). Yes, I felt better and then I just went to bed. One good thing about last night was that I finally had my first BM since surgery.
I am a little nervous about my week. I have 3 jobs to do. 2 will be no big deal but the 3rd one (which is actually tomorrow) is the big one. I asked my husbands niece to help me but she will be only able to help for like 2 hours. Thats ok, I will have her do all the vacuuming and mopping and I will do the rest. I cannot tell my mom that she isnt doing the whole job for me though, my mom will not like that. I really shouldve told client that I am going to skip but I cant. 80 bucks is 80 bucks.
So this morning I got on the scale and WOW, I am down. I am officially closer to 200 than 300 now! woo hoo! I didnt weigh in last friday cause i was really still swollen and had not made any progress.....and wasnt expecting much then either. I still want to keep fridays as my weigh-in day but I just had to push save on my scale and announce it to you all. :) So technically, from my last weigh-in I am down 4.5 pounds! When I went into surgery I weighed 255 on their scale. so from their view I have lost 7.5 I am going to keep my records though, I dont want to get all confused. So as you can see from my ticker, I have lost 35.5 pounds so far! That is pretty cool.
I've got 4 more day of liquids then I go to soft food. I need to keep it up and not give into the little bits of cracker that I know didnt bother me. Hey, I cant see inside my stomach, maybe it irritated it or something....Yeah, yeah thats it, the crackers DID harm my healing so I had better stay away. lol ok, in case i lost you I am trying to psych myself into NOT eating solids yet.
I'm gonna go now, gotta take my boy to town and finish my protein and coffee. Have a fab week everyone.