Tag Archives: life after weight loss surgery

Emergency Day 4: It’s Working

The 5 Day Pouch Test is working. But it still isn’t easy or fun.

Yesterday was day 3. Soft protein like scrambled eggs, cottage cheese, canned tuna or salmon. Pretty much the only thing on that list that I like was the eggs.

I had a quiche at my favorite coffee shop (didn’t eat the crust), then some cottage cheese in the afternoon (ick), snacked on SF pudding cups in between (you can never have too much chocolate) and had a ham, mushroom and cheese omlette for dinner.

It feels like I am definitely regaining control. And the good news is that the scale is still cooperating: 152 this morning. The bad news, however, is that I still feel like crap. Continue reading

Complete And Utter Joy!

I did something last night that I NEVER would have done 100 pounds ago. And it was sooooo cool!!

My church is preparing to build a new sanctuary, and we recently installed a new parking lot. Due to this construction, there is a HUGE mountain of dirt behind the new parking lot. It’s about as tall as the two-storey part of the building it sits behind. Continue reading

Why Does Weight Loss Seem So Slow?

This morning at church I was talking to a friend of mine who’s also had gastric bypass surgery. Hers was in January of this year (5 months ago), and she’s lost 55 pounds. That’s an average of 10 pounds a month, which is pretty much the same rate I had.

Yet both of us said we felt like we were constantly on a plateau.

What is it about this surgery that makes weight loss like this feel like a snails pace? Continue reading

So, How Much Weight Have You Lost?

It seems slow, but weight loss adds up fastI have to tell you, that is the most annoying question people ask me.

But get used to it: if you have (or have had) a gastric bypass or any other weight loss surgery, there are those who will think that your weight is now public information. Continue reading