I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since the surgery. I’m still on a diet of “soft foods” but thank goodness I’m not on a liquid diet anymore! I’m still tender in the abdomen, but my incisions are healing really well. And no more gas pain. Yay!!! I get worn out easily and pretty tired, but it’s MUCH MUCH better than it was even a few days ago. I can tell I’m starting to heal. I’m mostly fine getting around and doing the things I need to do, but I definitely take advantage of help from the family still.
Today I weighed in at 272. That’s a 3 pound loss this week. Not as much as before, but still more than a typical weight loss.
It’s a weird feeling to never really get the “empty stomach” kind of hunger, but rather to feel the “your body is in need of food” kind of hunger. Also I still crave foods I can’t have. But I know I CANNOT have them, so I don’t. I have to be REALLY careful though. My stomach is so small that if I take a too big gulp of water it will get stuck in my throat and hurt. And if I try to swallow two big calcium supplements in a row I just might almost throw up. Luckily I didn’t. And in the future I will space out those calcium pills. Most of my supplements are either small, or chewables. But I already bought these massive horse pill calcium things and I can’t bear to waste 100 of them.
Overall I’m doing great and I’m just getting so excited for this weight loss that finally feels possible. I can’t wait to wear the clothes I want to wear and go backpacking again and run another marathon. In fact, I’ve set a goal to run a half marathon in November. I’m hoping I can be ready by then, and I think I can. My plan is that once I get down to 200 pounds I’ll ease back into running with a couch to 5K training plan. Then, once I can run 3 miles, I can do a novice half marathon training plan. I don’t want to try running until I get down to 200 because I don’t want to injure myself like I did training for the marathon I ran at 60 pounds overweight. I want this to be a lifestyle change and I do not want to get derailed by injury if I can help it.
I’m hoping that in the next couple of weeks I can start walking the girls to school and having that be my daily exercise for awhile. But as for right now I’m just taking short walks and healing.