Monday, August 25, 2008


So it's almost 5 weeks since surgery and I've had some rough days but for the most part I'm doing okay. I had put 1 of the goals on my Obesity blog that I wanted to lose 50 lbs. well as of this a.m. I have lost 51 lbs. 34 pre op and 17 post op. So I am closer to goal than I could imagine. My vacation was great, my sister Jean is always good to me and showed me some fun in the sun and at a Yankee game. it was awesome. Today I am back to work after 5 weeks off, man it's tough I am pretty tired. my energy ran out about 12 and i'm about to fall asleep. I feel pretty good, everyone at work was very welcoming and complimentary and made it easy for me to come back. it's been a long day but it's almost over. I can't wait for it to be done so I can go home and throw myself in bed. not even hungry today I had: turkey, cheese, fruit, propel water and two chicken wings (no drummette) I'm not hungry but I will be soon. gonna eat a little something else before I leave here so I won't be starved by the time I go home. I must say it hasn't been easy, it's actually harder than I imagined. Of course going from size 22/24 to size 16 is awesome but it's alot of hard work. it's hard not to eat what you want, it's hard to sit and watch others eat what you want. it's hard to control your mouth and not overeat because the pain afterwards is unreal. BUT it's great to feel good, walk up stairs without a problem, which I did yesterday! feel good about how I feel, I still need to lose about 60 lbs. to be down good but every morning the scale is moving now 1 to 2 lbs. a day so I will get there eventually. Now i'm about to search for a gym. i need to do something for me. if not, i'll join curves. i need something.

well off to the races, i will be leaving soon. so glad i made the entire day I didn't expect to.
That's All For Now - Be Blessed In All Your Steps! Stay Strong! Judy

Monday, August 11, 2008

AUGUST 11, 2008 - IN NEW YORK!

Hi there, well I'm in New York now, it's been 3 days. I am now 19 days out from surgery. I arrived in New York on Friday morning, with no sleep all night on the plane. got to my sister's hung out for awhile and then we headed to upstate New York to Ivonne's marriage ceremony (2 hour ride). It went beautifully (see pics) but then we went to dinner at a seafood restaurant and I lost my mind and forgot that I am a gastric bypass patient and I cannot be eating with my eyes anymore. I started with eating plain shrimp (5) no problem but I didn't stop there, I had 2 small slices of bread and butter and then I ordered an entree of salmon, baked potato and veggies. I ate half of the salmon, within minutes I felt about to die. I got hot and clammy and thought I was gonna be sick I didn't get sick but the entire ride home I felt all the food sitting in my pouch. It didn't help that it took 3 hours to get home cause of the horrendous traffic and then a rain storm to boot. By the time we got home my stomach had settled and I felt a little better but I was exhausted, had a headache and just felt drained. Hit the sack woke up a better person :)
Saturday we spent the day by the pool with Yvette and it was very cool. I ate better that day trying to be careful. Sunday I spent the day hanging out in the house and then outside by pool with Jean for awhile. Jason had his friends over and then Jean had a friend over and I had a nice time. I felt okay, was careful not to overeat!
Today we're doing the beach, it's beautiful outside after a horrendous storm last night again! So I am going to brave the sun and try to get some color on this whiteness.
I think the hardest part of this journey is getting used to eating to fit my pouch not my eyes, it tastes good and I like it and I have to remember to stop before I get sick. I haven't lost anymore weight and that concerns me it's almost 3 weeks and I've only lost 10 lbs. and it's starting to bother me. I am eating more so my body shouldn't be thinking I'm starving, I walk and try to stay mobile, I haven't done any real exercise cause I still hurt especially when I make too quickly. I will be doing alot more moving and walking in the next 2 weeks so will see if that does anything. I haven't weighed myself today to see if anything happened. I don't care how much it moves, 1 lb. would be cool I just want the darn scale to move!!!!
That's All For Now - Be Blessed In All Your Steps! Stay Strong! Judy

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Well today I am 2 weeks post op. I'm still at -10 lbs since surgery. Tomorrow is my post op appt. so we'll see what happens at the appt. then tomorrow nite I leave for NY. I've been feeling pretty good, some pain yesterday and today at my main incision site but not too bad it just hurts more when i'm walking around and I have to kind of hold the area so it won't pull down and hurt me. I am packed and ready to go on my trip. Can't wait to just sit by the pool. I got a swimsuit this week and I was happy I could get it a size 16, it fit good, not counting my chunky legs but oh well nothing I can do about them right now. Hopefully soon that will go away too :) I still have some swelling but not too bad considering it's only 2 weeks out. Tomorrow at my appt. the surgeon should change my diet to include some more good stuff. So I'm 2 weeks out, it hasn't been too bad, it's more getting used to portions and knowing when my pouch is full and I should stop eating. All in all so far so good. Let's see how it goes when I'm traveling and when I return to work.

That's All For Now - Be Blessed In All Your Steps! Stay Strong! Judy