I’m sitting here, at work, 7:49 a.m., reading my past posts with a smile on my face and a tear in my eye.
I hate that I wait so long to write. I like this community. I like what we’ve done. I like our accomplishments.
So I just wanted to say hello. It’s April, 2018. My two-year surgiversary was in December. And reading my past posts is what I needed today.
I’m weighing 217 pounds. Still haven’t managed to get to my 200-mark, but I think I’m okay with that. I got to 204 pounds in the summer. Oh my and what a summer it was. It really was my best summer ever. I quit my full time job last year in March and took some time to just live my life and figure out what I wanted. To be completely honest, I think I just wanted to enjoy being skinny and free. And I did! Oh boy did I ever! I wore a two-piece for the very first time. Shamelessly too. I took trips to the beach on a regular. I put an ad on Craigslist for my availability as ‘hired help’ and was booked to the nines with bar-tending gigs and party gigs and driving gigs. It was fun. And I think because of all my busy-ness and activity, I was able to drop more weight.
Which brings me to this question for you all:
Are you eating more? Are you finding it easier to eat more? Do you have to be more consciously aware of what you’re putting in your mouth?
K, that was three questions. I’m scared y’all. I find I’m eating less than every 3 hours. Do you force yourself to eat at specific times or do you just eat when you’re hungry?
I still eat very little but it’s a lot more often. And I can tolerate more sugar. And more carbs. And I’ve heard stories of people that have gained all their weight back after RNY surgery. This worries me. But then I think, I’m strong enough to not let that happen. I’m aware. I’m conscious. I ate almost nothing in the first months pre-op. Certainly I can omit some things from my diet and get back to those glorious 204 pounds?
Please enlighten me.
Love and light.