No matter where you've been....I'm SOOOOOOOO glad to see you now!
That's right guys...I hopped on the scale this morning and I was 230.1 and then I pottied and tried again and I was 229.7!!! It's a new era. I really don't remember being this weight. I know it was after meeting Jason but before getting married - like twelve years ago. I was a size 18 when I met him and I am a solid 20 right now in any size clothing. Some 20's are too big, some are just right, so I may be getting closer to 18. Wow. As soon as I was getting super frustrated about plateau-ing, I had major loss this week. I lost a half pound to a pound and a half every day this week. I am back on track (until I plateau again and then I will have to read this post again and know I just need to stick with it and it will come - but there may be more whining....just bare with me).
The only thing I was able to improve this week was my water intake. I was not able to exercise more in the evening due to scheduling conflicts. I only walked 15 miles this week and it was all Saturday, Sunday, and Monday so it wasn't all technically this week. I consciously drank more water and tried harder to stop snacking. That's it.
A couple of things that are concerning me:
- This whole poop situation (Dad, you may want to skip this part). I used to have zero problems doing a number 2 pretty much whenever I wanted. Since being banded those #2's have understandably slowed down because of my reduced food intake and for the simple fact that I no longer gorge myself uncontrollably with more food than my body would ever burn by sitting on the couch. These last two weeks have become a real problem. I have started taking fiber supplements and I have been increasing my vegetable intake. It only seems to make it worse. One day I literally thought I was going to have to go to the hospital and have my poo surgically removed. I could only imagine how THAT conversation was going to go with the triage nurse. THANK GOODNESS I found some glycerin suppositories in my cabinet. I refuse to look and see if they have an expiration date- I don't remember buying them. Those little babies have helped me get through the week. I may just have to start taking a laxative every night before bed. Any recommendations on a good one?
- I've started losing more hair in the shower. It's not clumps, I've just noticed an increase. I've started taking biotin supplements to try and stop it. I've always had such thick hair, I'm not that concerned, but I'd like to stop it. I also got some new vitamins that have biotin in them.
- I've started taking iron supplements that may be affecting the whole poop situation (see bullet #1), but I had a friend hospitalized because of her iron levels being too low. I get so excited about the weight loss, it's easy to forget how important what I eat is to my body and my well being.
Other than these things, I am really happy and I have a ton more energy than 40 pounds ago. I only wish I had been able to have this surgery years ago. I'm glad I had it now. :) I feel good, I'm looking better, my health is better, I've made some new friends and rekindled some old friendships! What's not to like? When I saw my doctor this week she had a questionnaire about depression. I almost had to laugh as I answered the questions. I'm the furthest thing from depressed right now. I'm a happy girl who needs to quit blogging so I can go join my family. Love to all! Thanks for reading!