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Week 7

delilas

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I keep thinking I'm farther along than I am. The 29th will be my two month, but I keep thinking I'm 8 weeks out... My last update says week 6, but it was actually week 5 :) 
 
Returning to work week 6 posed some fun new challenges. I find I'm not eating as much throughout the day and way overpacked my first couple days back to work. I am still hitting all goals, at least!
 
My scrubs are loose and I've gotten a lot of comments from coworkers, especially about the loss in my face, which I think is about 50/50 dermarolling vs WLS. There's one pair of scrub pants I bought only a few months before surgery and I have to hike them to my bra line in order for them to stay up. :D I did take before/after pictures at 5 weeks as well, and was actually surprised that theres a decent difference in them. I may post them after I do my two month pictures.
 
A couple times I've hit a bit of a wall energy wise at work, but nothing super serious and getting up and moving seems to help. 
 
I've made it a point to really start getting to the gym regularly and have noticed pretty pleasant effects for the weight loss. The only tough part is getting out of bed when it's 5 degrees Fahrenheit out! I'm trying to get in the mindset that I can go after dinner. I've a total attitude that after dinner is my chill time, but there's really no reason I can't chill for 30 minutes at the gym on an elliptical, right? It's a tough mindset to break, but the couple times I've managed to make myself go after dinner, it was a nice way to get tired for bed and I wake up to a pound lost. Also, have found I actually kind of enjoy trudging through the snow to take a walk around the block. Its quiet and empty out and pretty peaceful.
 
My rings don't fit. I find this funny because I'm currently about the same size I was on my wedding day (and I was 10-20 pounds lighter than this when we were engaged), but nonetheless, the suckers won't stay on. I got a silicone band for now so I don't have to get things resized multiple times.  have a job fair to attend this weekend and thankfully my dress clothes aren't falling off, but I will need to clamp the pants and the shirt in the back a little to make them fit better. I promised my mom I wouldn't stick with clothes that are too big for me, but this soon out I don't yet see a point in replacing much. I'm happy to toss things as they become too large, but I wear scrubs 5 days a week and my weekend go-to currently is a tunic and leggings, 
 
As of today, I'm 29 pounds down since surgery. In the beginning of January, things were moving so slowly I was afraid I wouldn't hit even 10 pounds down this month, but things picked up considerably after I started to really hit water, protein, and exercise goals, so I'm pretty sure I can eke out another couple pounds before the 29th :D 


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My rings are the same way which is interesting bc I've felt this weight before too! I'm not sizing them yet either. They're already pretty small (my hands and wrists were never big) so I'm waiting till I'm done.... But I ordered a new set (stainless steel bands) for cheap to wear as I'm going down! 

I'm in another stall and I have to add exercise and I use haven't done it, but reading your post makes me want to push myself to do it!

Sounds like you're doing fabulous! But then again, you're a NN and it's a great group of LOSERS!! (right?)

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49 minutes ago, CheeringCJ said:

My rings are the same way which is interesting bc I've felt this weight before too! I'm not sizing them yet either. They're already pretty small (my hands and wrists were never big) so I'm waiting till I'm done.... But I ordered a new set (stainless steel bands) for cheap to wear as I'm going down! 

I'm in another stall and I have to add exercise and I use haven't done it, but reading your post makes me want to push myself to do it!

Sounds like you're doing fabulous! But then again, you're a NN and it's a great group of LOSERS!! (right?)

Same! Never did get big wrists/ankles etc, so I'm very surprised my rings were so quick to get loose!

And damn straight :D Us NN's are amazing losers!

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You are so right about the still beautiful air of a cold winter night for a walk. There is no reason not to acknowledge the beauty around us in our WLS path. I mean as long as we gotta do stuff to get to goal,, why not appreciate what is pretty??

Was idly slipping my wedding band on my finger as I read your post. For the first time in years I could actually remove it and turn it around if I wanted. For some reason my hands were the last to lose size not early sites. Got me why I am late and for you it is early...

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It sounds like things are going really well for you - especially if you're thinking you're further out from surgery than you are ;) 

I'm working hard to think of gym time as "me time" too. I've been loading my phone up with TV episodes so I can watch what I like and make the time pass more quickly. It feels a little more like taking it easy that way. 

You're right - no point buying too much for the wardrobe yet, but some strategic pieces now and then are good. Tunics and leggings are good, as are knit dresses. Something every once in a while to keep you feeling like you're as lovely as you are (hard in super baggy clothes). 

29 pounds before your 2 month are finished is great! I hope it continues as smoothly :D 

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1 hour ago, Jen581791 said:

It sounds like things are going really well for you - especially if you're thinking you're further out from surgery than you are ;) 

I'm working hard to think of gym time as "me time" too. I've been loading my phone up with TV episodes so I can watch what I like and make the time pass more quickly. It feels a little more like taking it easy that way. 

You're right - no point buying too much for the wardrobe yet, but some strategic pieces now and then are good. Tunics and leggings are good, as are knit dresses. Something every once in a while to keep you feeling like you're as lovely as you are (hard in super baggy clothes). 

29 pounds before your 2 month are finished is great! I hope it continues as smoothly :D 

I like the idea of thinking of it as me time! I've found that listening to a podcast is a good way to pass time, too. When I do music I sit there and count how many songs are left till I'm done - but when I listen to a podcast, its almost more like being part of a conversation. I like the idea of watching tv episodes, too. 

Thanks for the encouragement! :wub:

1 hour ago, BurgundyBoy said:

You are so right about the still beautiful air of a cold winter night for a walk. There is no reason not to acknowledge the beauty around us in our WLS path. I mean as long as we gotta do stuff to get to goal,, why not appreciate what is pretty??

Was idly slipping my wedding band on my finger as I read your post. For the first time in years I could actually remove it and turn it around if I wanted. For some reason my hands were the last to lose size not early sites. Got me why I am late and for you it is early...

Absolutely! I really miss my long hikes, but the evening clomps through the snow give me a pretty similar feeling. I'm really looking forward to spring for the real hiking again (trails aren't too well maintained during winter here), but in the meantime, getting ready to get back out there and to try some harder trails is my gym motivation. 

Congrats on your rings loosening as well!

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8 hours ago, Gretta said:

You're doing great! I recommend the Overdrive app for free audio books from your library. I still want to hear YOUR audio books (You've created some, right?). 

Yeah :D The most noteable of them is "Weightless" by Kandi Steiner. It's a bit of an angsty read, but oddly relevant as the heroine is changing her life and getting fitter in it. I'm working on voicing a couple very minor characters in a couple indie games right now, but hoping to get back to audiobooks soon!

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