Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fish anyone?

I have started to get creative with what little I can eat, and since I have been eating mostly fish that's not easy. So tonight I had Parmesan Tilapia with bacon and Asiagio cheese with a side of FF refried beans ans fage. It was very good and I ate almost 1/4 of it. Soooo Here are the before and after pics and imagine the smile on my face.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Farewell to my Stache.........

OK today I decided to pamper myself a little and get a manicure. Then the nice ladies talked me into getting my eybrows waxed and that stinking hurt like heck....but not as bad as when she asked me if I wanted my upper lip done? I was like HUH? I know I have some peach fuzz there but she was looking at me like I had a full mustache! AHH. So as I tried to play it cool and was like well do you think I really need it? she was like um YEAH its black??? OMGosh I wanted to die. So I told her in defeat OK fine. You know what that hurt so much my eyes watered like I was crying. So even though my eyebrows look nice and I have nice nails... I think I miss my Stache!!! (LOL)
Sarah got her nails painted and she was happy...as any preteen would be in a Salon. I'm surprised they didn't want to wax her legs!!!!
not hungry much today felling Blah... my labs came back perfecto!!! A little lower on all accounts but my Cholesterol was like Amazing!!!
Yipee for WLS!!!and Dr. Tanaka!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another Special Day on my Journey

Today was a good day, I wasn't really hungry today to I ate the bare minimum. I have to say things are going very smooth so far, Yes I have had foamies and yes it is very disgusting. I do have a hard time getting all the fluids in but, Protein is not a problem. I was asked by my options class psychologist if I would like to speak to any of the new options classes since I have now graduated and I already had my surgery...she feels I would have a lot of info that could be of interest to many of class participants. I think I would love that, because after surgery you are on your own, there is no one there holding your hand and face it you can only call the Surgeon so many times in one day. I was Blessed to find many many wonderful resources and on and off line support groups and forums. It truly is a unique journey for each and every individual. If I can make it easier for one person to get through the rough stage (the first few weeks to a month) I will feel like my efforts post surgery and many online hours were not in vain, plus I love to talk about something I'm so passionate about. I feel so blessed!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Moving on....

Now that I have officially finished my Options class which is pre surgery, I will be starting the support group. It will be another wonderful resource I can utilize on my journey. I have notices that my clothes are getting looser and my daughter keeps commenting on how I look thinner. I feel good, I have great energy. I do still get a pinch tired in the afternoons but that is getting better. I can't wait to start my full weight training because I am definitely going to need it! I still just do my arms and walk the treadmill(My escape) Ive been staying on track and have loved this adventure so far and I cant wait to make it to ONEDERLAND. That will be a dream!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Protien Donuts

Ok here is my Protien Donuts 30 g protein , compliments of Eggface..she is so creative. These were good according to my family, but they were a bit dry. I think next time I may add more water or oil to eleviate this problem :) didn't take long to make at all.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

This is my First "Healthy Meal" I made for the family. I can't eat it yet. But they all loved it. It's called Squash/Turkey cassarole :)

Went to Dr. today

Hello my Blog Buddies :)
Tomorrow I am officially 3 weeks post op and things are going great! Since surgery I have lost 21 lbs and total pre and post op 29.9 lbs lost. But that is just the bonus. My true Gift from this surgery is that my BP is 106/72 and my blood sugars range from 98-128, I have more energy and feel good exercising. I am so blessed to have had the surgery it has in such a short time changed my life, the way I think, Cook, Act. Its actually fun being healthy and I will not fall back into any old habit's...sure everyone slips now and then but that's a hiccup not a failure. I bought 2 wonderful after WLS cook books that I have been using on my family(until I am on full food) and it is so simple and easy to cook healthy and be full and feel great. I do my treadmill every night for 25 mins, I get tired sometimes but if I am not I keep adding 1-2 minutes daily to increase my time and I've been doing 10-15 min of arm weights. Dr. said no weight training for 2 more weeks:( that's ok I'll get my arms going then I'll work on the rest.
God Bless everyone and enjoy your Journey, I am......

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Learning something new everyday

Hi my bloggie buddies, I have been learning so much about WLS, Diet, Exercises, Emotions and a lot about myself since surgery. It seems that this is an evolving journey...that I never really could comprehend. I know in our 6 month classes they talk about all the changes and lifestyle and BLAH BLAH BLAH, well it was the Blah Blah Blah we need to pay attention to. I didn't realize the emotions, moods and feelings could be so contrast, I am so eager and impatient to do things healthy, but am held back my early post surgery diet(frustrating). At the same time I am losing weight I only dreamed about just a few months ago. This is a never ending roller coaster it seams filled with so many highs so far and yes some lows but... in the end I realize that this IS the journey to the new and healthier me..........This is my METAMORPHOSIS.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I went Camping!!

This weekend we decided to go out to the desert with my parents and ride the quads.(Not me mind you) But I had a ball watching, my 3 y/o learned to ride his and was soo happy. I did well, I had my shake and did all my vities, I think maybe I should have waited a few more weeks, just cuz my stomach was sore from all the bouncing around on the 2 hr drive plus the lovely non flat desert. I did get sick from eating to fast I think, scrambled eggs(not fun)But all in all it went well and yes to my amazement my blood Sugar was perfect yet again: (PRAISE GOD!!!)I almost trust myself again to be free and not be afraid. Not check my BS every 20 mins for fear of a low, I am on a journey to freedom and the wight loss is just a bonus but much needed!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Post Op DONE!!

Well, We all went to San Diego for my Post op, I packed us a picnic lunch and we headed out. Dr. Tanaka was very happy with my progress. I am 14 days post op and have lost 17.6 lbs :) I am off liquids (FINALLY) and I am now on a soft kind of food diet. We are going camping this weekend to the desert and riding quads, (Not Me)at least not for now. I am pretty much back to my old self except a little lighter(YIPEE)Now we will take this journey one step at a time, one day at a time. I know there will be ups and downs but I am continually working on my inner and outer support to help me through these times. I think being prepared is half the battle and having support is the other half. So I consider myself very blessed to have the resources and support to see me through this journey.

Monday, June 8, 2009

My last Class..My new Beginning!

Hi blog buds,
I hope all is well. Tonight I attended my last options class with kaiser now I'm on to the support group :) This evening was nice, a lot of my classmates had questions about the whole process from my preop up to today. It was nice to share and let everyone know what they might expect. Of course there are always those few classmates that aren't interested in what you have to say so they talk over you, make faces and all that kind of stuff, but that's OK. They will be the ones who complained, "They never told us that"... " I never heard that". And complain when they don't get! Yeah you know they type I'm talking about! Anyway my energy seems to be soaring, my sugars are great, I still get a tad tired if I over exert myself(cleaning....NOT) :) I know I made the best decision for me and I think that is what has made the difference in my healing, I am not second guessing myself, I did it and I'm happy. Of course up until the day of surgery I was freaking out. But God blessed me with peace as I was being rolled thorough the double door leading to the OR and I was calm, Knowing the right choice had been maid :) AMEN So I only have pain at my drain site but its better, I'm will be happy to have some real pureed food! and we are going camping this weekend(dirt bike riding..Not me)So I will start posting my weight weekly just to keep track basically for my own enjoyment to see the progress.

Blogg ya'll soon

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Post op Day 11

Well hello all my bloggy buddies, I surely have missed you all. I have actually been moonlighting over at obesityhelp.com at the lightweights board and I love it, I love the quick response. Anyway day 11 wow, I feel good just a pinch sore on my left side where my drain was. I am down a total of 25.4 lbs as you can tell by my weight ticker. I am still on clear liquids though not sure why but I am per my DR. I finally got some sleep last night ...oh...and I got a hair cut. Just to get the old dry damaged scragglies out of the way. I have been walking and I plan on doing some weights as soon as my Dr. OKs it(HOPEFULLY NEXT WEEK) I think I will also make an appointment with the nutritionist to make sure I know what I need. Something in writing to look at as I move along in this process. I have had a lot mood swings lately(hormones I guess)so I'm trying to deal with those. I still tire easily and I really hate that it stinks. Oh I also ordered 2 good cookbooks for Gastric Bypass people of amazon one was called "Cooking after Gastric Bypass WLS" And I forget the other on. My beautiful, kind and as always supportive mother bought me a really cool food processor (I CANT WAIT TO USE IT). So that is the happs with me. Hope all is well with you and will be bloggin soon!!!


Friday, June 5, 2009

Post Op visit today

Today we head back to San Diego for our Last and Final time. Today is my post op visit with Dr. T. I feel better each day and basically the pain I have is where the drain was, some back pain? and I'm tired. I'm sure all normal for a week out. One week ago today I did the unthinkable......I had a surgery to save my life and I promised to live it, and I will!! I'll let you know how the preop goes


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

WHO said This was the EASY way out??? Post op Day 4

Ok my bloggie buddies, I'm Home from San Diego and what a journey, I dont even know where to begin, I had some complications and severe nausea and vomiting, and at one point they were talking transfusion due to my Gall Bladder? Sooo Whoever on Gods green earth ever says this is the EASY way out, I Will punch their lights out and I am not a violent person! I thought I'd have less pain Post of day 4, but not so much maybe because of drain? not sure. But I have lost 6LBS whooot whooot. So I will post a more detailed oriented post when I can sit for more than 10 mins at a time. In the mean time I'm on Clear liquid diet for 2 weeks with protein drink as well, what did you guys love as a clear liquid??? Let me know:P