I figured a weight loss/recovery post was in order (even though I haven’t lost another 20 pounds!).
For the most part, I am doing very well and recovering nicely. I made the transition from liquids to soft proteins (eggs, yogurt, fish, chicken, turkey, ground beef with gravy, and beans) a week ago and have been doing ok. Some patients hit a weight loss plateau at this point in the process, and I, unfortunately, am one of those people. Since my last post about my weight (10 days ago?) I have lost 1 pound. It is frustrating. I know I have made great progress in less than a month, but some part of me expects to stand on the scale every few hours and see weight loss. Crazy, I know.
As for problems/complications, my only complaints are the gas and nausea. When I was a little girl I remember my Cuban grandmother, Wella, could carry a tissue with her; she let out little burps all the time and drank Mylanta every day. I am now my grandmother, sans tissue. Everytime I drink I burp. When I walk I burp. I sat down to pee this morning and burped. J looks at me and I burp. The nausea started a couple of days ago, and the doctor has called in some prescriptions for me that J will pick up on his way home.
This morning I weighed in at 272.5 lbs.
I love you all, and thank you for your support and encouragement! I’ll post photos with the next blog post.