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  1. Self care in the midst of chaos...

    Hello Everyone,

    It has been a little bit since I have posted. I have popped on to read here and there but have been so buried in personal upheaval that I haven't had a coherent thought to add.
    My weight is at a bit of a stand still and I understand why so I am giving myself some Grace so as to not sabotage the good work I have done both physically and mentally. I am doing the best that I can and some days it feels like an accomplishment just to get through the day.
  2. Second Follow Up Visit Today

    Good news - I am a little ahead of where my doctor thought I would be at this point.
    Bad news - He prepared me for stalls and plateaus :-( Hide the scale, measure myself and go by how my clothes fit.

    Good news - I am allowed to eat soft solid food. I am looking forward to chewing again.
    Bad news - My stomach isn't quite ready yet. So I will continue to primarily eat pureed and liquid foods while very slowly introducing solids.

    Good news - I am released ...
  3. 25 Days Out - 26 Pounds Down - Counting My Blessings

    Happy Friday!!

    As I sit here on this cloudy Texas morning, eating my lightly scrambled egg with a sprinkle of cheese I am counting my blessings. I am about halfway finished and I am feeling full. I count that as a blessing. I remember the days not too long ago when I could and would eat an entire medium thin crust pepperoni pizza and not blink an eye. I felt full-ish after it was all gone. I would buy two medium thin crust pepperoni pizzas because I love a two-fer bargain deal ...
  4. Oatmeal! Glorious oatmeal!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KerryPG View Post
    Good Morning!

    Who am I kidding? GREAT morning!! Today is my 12th Wedding anniversary. 12 years ago today I married the love of my life AND today I am released to eating REAL food (insert happy dance). Today marks the first day of Phase Three - Pureed Foods stage. The Bariatric center I am going to put together a very comprehensive manual to follow. There are even recipes. This morning I made Maple oatmeal. I added some unflavored protein powder and used Almond Milk (as I
  5. Dizziness & Hunger Montsers

    Quote Originally Posted by KerryPG View Post
    I have read a few comments lately that refer to dizziness. I thought it was just ME. When I stand up or straighten up from bending over I have to hold on to something. I thought I was going to pass out once. Is this normal? I begin Phase Three of the "diet" on Monday so my calories will increase since I will be able to eat pureed/thicker food. I do fear that once I am able to have real food the "Hunger Monsters" will rear their ugly heads and I will want foods I shouldn't
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