1 Month Sleeversary post.
Starting weight – 301
2 Month weight – 260.8
Pounds lost – 40.2
Pant sizes down – 3
Shirt size down – 2
2 months in and 40lbs gone. That's only a change of 10lbs from last month to this month, but in all seriousness, 10 FRAKING POUNDS is awesome. I don't know why I would say only. I guess that too is a mind shift that has to happen. "only 10lbs"... It used to take me 6 months to lose 10lbs, and then I'd just have gained it back in one weekend of ice cream binging. So yeah, I am REALLY happy.
I continue to see and feel the changes. They are coming slowly, my eyes are still bigger then my "new" stomach, but I'm starting to get better at judging what portion I can and should eat.
My main trouble area is water, good ol H2O. I used to be a gulper and be able to drink a liter at at time. That is not possible anymore, and its a poor way to stay hydrated to boot. This last week has been really terrible. Travel, visiting, travel, busy work, not trying hard enough.
The changes keep coming. Last night at my chiropractic appointment my Dr was REALLY impressed. She can see and feel the differences in my body. There was a major breakthrough as well....as noted below....
Amazing Improvements in Month 2:
- Last night was the first time that my Chiropractor could adjust my lower back "normally", i.e. in the same way as she adjusts her other patients instead of the modified way that she had been doing it. It had to be modified because I was too large to bend my legs in the way that was needed because my stomach was in the way. WOW! That my friends, is progress in a huge way.
- I saw a hint of collarbone in the mirror last night.
- Down a Bra Size!!!!
- Zero allergy medications for the last month.
- No daily ibuprofen (WOW!, my liver really is thanking me for this one so I had to mention it again) down from my pre-surgery 4-6 a day.
- Getting hugged by the Husbeast is so much ...closer!!
- Feeling human. I'm starting to feel like a human, that people aren't staring at me because I'm so big. I'm more outgoing with strangers, I found myself talking to more people in the airport and on the airplane.
- Reduced food stress. I have found that I'm not so crazy with the food. I'm no longer watching for who gets the "biggest piece" of cake, I'm not worried about getting in line first so I get all the food I want. I eat, then don't think about food again until hours later. That is a real freedom that I can't put a price on.
I told a good friend in email: "even if this was all that I lost, the surgery would have still been worth it". I know that this isn't over, and that I'm going to get to my goal weight. Honestly, that is such foreign territory for me, that I can't really even conceive of what its going to be like from my current perspective. But I can tell you this... I'm excited!
In carrying on the tradition from month 1. Here is a picture of my dog, asking why I'm on that phone and not taking him for a walk.