This and That
Life is such a learning experience and having wls starts you off on a whole new learning curve. One thing I have learned is that it is much easier to try to blog every few days rather than every day or even every other day. I am a very interesting person (LOL!) but even I don't have that much to say that anyone cares to hear!
A few things to tell you though. I have a guy friend that had wls last Tues. 9/24. Turns out the surgery that should've taken about 3 hours took them 10 hours and he has 8 incisions. Obviously he had major complications of some sort. I do not know what happened yet but will post more when I know more. He is only in his late 20's so age was not a factor.
I went to Pizza Hut on Friday night after my grandson's football game. It was an interesting experience. We were with the family of my 14 y/o granddaughter's boyfriend. I looked at what they had on the salad bar and I looked at the menu and there was really absolutely nothing I felt I could or should eat at this stage in the journey so I just sipped on a large glass of ice water. The table was soon covered with pizza, calzones, breadsticks, marinara sauce and salad bar plates. I looked at this couple that I just met and said, "Please don't think I am totally strange for not eating but I had gastric bypass a month ago and there is really nothing I can have and I am fine with just my water." Well, God works in mysterious ways and this young gentleman says, "Oh wow, I had the lap band done about a year ago and I have lost 140 pounds!" Suddenly I had a whole bunch of interesting things in common to talk to this couple about and it made it so much easier to sit there while they were all eating. I felt a little bit sad and deprived but not majorly so and I got through it. I had eaten my last little meal at about 2pm and it was about 10pm when I got home and I just don't like to eat that late so I didn't. I was a bit light on my protein for the day as a result but I just figure if it doesn't happen often I will be okay.
Then last night we went to my brother's for dinner and a movie. They had spaghetti, garlic bread and a raw veggie tray. I just figured I was not going to eat again but then my niece and my brother remembered they had some frozen meatballs and we nuked one for me and put a teeny bit of spaghetti sauce on top. I cut it into about 30 pieces and it took me longer to eat my little meatball than all the rest of them to eat their plateful of spaghetti and bread. I was completely satisfied, it was something new for me to eat and later when they broke out all the movie candy I pulled out my little sugar free chocolate pudding cup and slowly savored it. Yay! I can survive anything!!
Friday I went to the thrift store and purchased 2 pair of jeans and a really cute pink and brown warm-up suit in a size 18. I was originally a 22 pants and 2x top. I have found a few XL tops to get me by for a bit. A size 18 may still be a big size by some standards but to me it feels like a size 6 right now! That is kind of funny because I will never wear a size 6, I am just too large boned, just ask my size 11 shoes, lol! But I will be ecstatic if I can get down to maybe a size 12 one day. One day at a time, right??!!