I'm sure you're all aware that between surgery and the first fill there is this time where there's not a whole lot of restriction. Well, it's funny, because I would like nothing more than some restriction, but I have TOTALLY been taking advantage of NOT having restriction. Also, I think this has also made me slip on good habits I had started to form, such as chewing and chewing and chewing. And some had asked, so I'll add in at this point that I started eating soft foods on Monday (Feb 28).
For example: Last night I decided to make meatloaf (YUM) for my boyfriend (James---see picture below) because he was on a three-hour trip back from dropping his sister off at the airport in Las Vegas. It was just a little surprise that I knew he would enjoy. Anyway, I was so excited to see him and to eat this yummy, yummy meatloaf and I just frickin' SCARFED it down like I hadn't eaten in days! I immediately regretted it. My stomach hurt! I didn't have any other kind of symptoms but I definitely could tell that I'd eaten too much, too fast.
...and then today James and I went down to Palm Springs to go wine tasting and get some lunch. (I know alcohol is to be AVOIDED but this is a hobby of ours. Anybody have a similar story and any advice or tips?) We went to a restaurant called Islands and decided to split the 1/2 rotisserie chicken. I was proud of the choice. But past that and not drinking with my meal, I didn't do much else right. I didn't portion my food out and I scarfed my whole half of the deal, including the tortillas served alongside... And THEN.. (hahaha I just have to chuckle because it's just funny admitting all this)... I made James go to the frozen yogurt place (about 15 minutes down the road). I started eating my yogurt (YUM) and got about 10 minutes down the road with that and BAM! My stomach hurt and my shoulder hurt bad!
And I cried on the way home, not because of the pain, but because I knew the pain was my own fault and that I had just had surgery because I wanted to control this very kind of thing. I felt fullness and pain in my shoulder for about 3-1/2 hours... it was bad news. I've been telling myself all afternoon and evening that I can't be the only person that has had this problem during this stage of the game. Please tell me I'm not wrong!
As far as weight goes, I'm hovering around between 228-230. It hasn't really changed (gone down) in the past week. I know I need to bump up my game. ...I can't wait for that first fill! Only 25 days to go!
Well, I guess that is mainly what I needed to get off my chest for now. Thanks to all of you who have begun to "follow" me! I will try to get to all of your pages in the next week or so!
|James and I|