It’s been a month to the day that we were sleeved. During that time, I have lost 25 poundss, been stalled for over 10 days, learned how to chew again, realized that if I didn’t set timers I’d never eat again, and today, I was sitting in a chair and suddenly picked up one leg and folded it up on top the chair leg. I did it unthinkingly, and not until it was done that I realized that before the surgery, I was in too much pain to be able to do that. Yay me!
I don’t understand how this whole weight/inches/clothes things works. My bust, waist and hips are the same during the stall, I’m not losing inches. But I’m fitting into clothes that I last wore when I weighed about 20 poundss less than I do now. What sense does that make? Not a lot, I can tell you that! I don’t get it, but I guess I don’t have to. I just have to keep on keeping on. Meanwhile, the pile of clothes that don’t fit me is growing slowly but surely.
One thing that I’m really grateful for is no RA Pain. I started my meds again but really it is under duress as a result of pressure from the doctor. I see no symptomatic reason for taking them. Had it not been for the slightly elevated levels on the blood tests, I would have refused all together. I cannot believe that I am in less pain now, at 5 week with no meds, than I was when I was taking my meds and shots! Really makes you wonder how much of RA is food/inflammation/weight related in my case. I know that’s not always true, but was there a relationship for me?
Having trouble getting in all my proteins from food, and find that some days I eat close to 700-800 calories, and other days I eat 500 calories, and it all feels good.
Work is in full-swing and while I miss being able to spend hours on the forum, I also know this is the new normal. I still come here a lot to read, but other things are priorities now, as they should be.
I find myself wondering when the stall will break, and what I will be saying at 3 months when asked how much I’ve lost? I don’t have a number in mind, I just want it to be more than 25 poundss
So, made it through the first month! I’m happy.