Has it really only been three months since surgery? It is almost starting to seem like I’ve always lived this way. Time is just flying by! I’m feeling really good, I have plenty of energy. The move this past weekend, I was running around every where, up and down all of the stairs in the house, and never got winded. I did feel incredibly sore each morning, but heck I was getting in big work outs each day unpacking, moving boxes, going up and down stairs, etc.
I can pretty much eat any food. I haven’t found anything that Sleevie McGavin isn’t fond of. I just eat incredibly small portions. Depending on the food, I eat between 2-4 oz. I always stick with protein first, and rarely have room for more. I try new things every few days or weeks, so far so good. I have even done fine with steak, bbq, chicken, all seafoods, pork, etc. I have learned how to incorporate eating out into my new life. Chipotle bowls (minus the rice) now make 5 meals for me. I can even get 4-5 meals out of the three taco meal at Chipotle. I still do not eat rice or pasta, but will have a part of a tortilla now and again.
I have gotten back into exercising, see my 6 Month Challenge for more information on that!
Below are photos from surgery day and then photos from 3 months post op. (FYI If you want to see all progress photo’s here’s a link.) I’m really starting to see a lot of changes in the photos, especially in my stomach area. I have less and less of a fat tire around my stomach every month which is really exciting. My weight loss is slowing down each month. I am happy to still be in the double digits though. Hopefully with the increased activity, I will be able to stay in the double digits each month for as long as possible!
Photo’s from 8/22 (Day of Surgery)
Photo’s from 11/22 (Three Months Post-Op)
I forgot to take pictures before I started the pre-op diet, but I did take my measurements the day that I started the two week pre-op diet. The numbers below include changes since 8/8, the day I started the pre-op diet.
- Waist: -5 7/8″ (-1 1/8″ this month)
- Hips: -5″ (-0″ this month)
- Right Thigh: -2 7/8″ (-3/4″ this month)
- Right Calf: -2 5/8″ (-1/4″ this month)
- Left Bicep: -1 3/8″ (-1/4″ this month)
- Neck: -1 1/2″ (-0″ this month)
- Chest Under (ribcage/bra band area): 7 1/8″ (-3/4″ this month)
- Chest Over (cup size): -3 3/8″ (-2 1/2″ this month)
- Total Lost: -27 9/16″
- Pre Op Weight Loss -12.8lbs
- Month 1 Weight Loss -20.8lbs
- Month 2 Weight Loss -16.6 lbs
- Month 3 Weight Loss -12.4 lbs
- Total Weight Loss -62.6 lbs (-37.4lbs Post Op)
- Pre-Op 2 Week Liquid’ish Diet -12.8 lbs
- Week 1-10 Post Op -40.6
- Week 11 Post Op -1.8
- Week 12 Post Op -3.4
- Week 13 Post Op -4.0
- Total: -62.6 lbs
Tata for now,