Four Month Surgeversary!

The last four months since surgery has flown by.  The bad news is that none of my clothes fit.  The good news is that I’ve lost 81 pounds and none of my clothes fit.  Life changes every day and surgery has made my life better than ever.  

It’s hard to believe it’s been four months since surgery. On the one hand, four months has completely crawled by, yet on the other hand, it’s completely flown by.  I almost don’t understand how the time has passed.

Since my last Surgiversary update, so many things have happened.  First and foremost, I weighed in 221 pounds.  So in the last two months, I’ve lost 25 pounds and 81 pounds total in four months.  That’s just crazy.  While I didn’t create a post for my third month, I have never stopped tracking my progress.

Chart with 21 weight recordings from 6/2/2020 to 10/13/2020

Food Food Glorious Food

Over the last two months, I’ve experimented more with foods and I’ve felt much more comfortable with what I’m eating. I’ve made a number of different foods that I’m excited to share with you: Chicken burgers, Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Mini Cheesecake Bites, angel food cake, Chicken Cordon Blue, Sesame Chicken, Applesauce, Apple Crumble, and Goat Cheese Pasta.  

The most important thing is that I’ve started to feel more comfortable with myself. I even started telling a few people at work that I had surgery. I wasn’t necessarily trying to hide it, but I was afraid of people’s opinions. Some people think that having surgery means taking the easy way out, and since I don’t agree, I was afraid to hear people say that.

I also have recently (within the last four months) become obsessed with Starbucks. Specifically, a Tall, Hot, Decaf, Non-Fat, No Sugar Vanilla Latte. It’s a pleasure I allow myself on my Fridays off work, and it’s the best 150 calories ever spent.

Starbucks cups with label showing and heat guard around the bottom

Four Months Later, and Shopping is Necessary

Twice over the last two months, I’ve had to buy some new clothes. I made the executive decision that while I’m still actively losing weight, I don’t want to spend a ton of money on clothes, so I’ve bought from ThredUp instead. This way, I haven’t spent a ton of money on clothes that will only fit for a few months. And wearing clothes that fit have their advantages – not only do I not have to perpetually pull up my pants, but last week I had a number of people at work ask if I had lost weight (queue the conversation about having surgery).

My birthday was in September and I made a delicious angel food cake with Swerve instead of Sugar. I honestly couldn’t taste the difference and it was delicious. I made a “whipped cream frosting” with coconut milk, but I don’t know that I’d make it again; it definitely wasn’t my favorite. 

Still My Best Decision

I also had a follow up appointment with my surgeon and had a lot of blood work done – over the course of four months, all of my numbers went down, including my A1C, so I’m really happy overall. 

All in all, I can honestly say that despite the challenges, having surgery still continues to be one of the best decisions I’ve made. 

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I am not a doctor or a dietitian.  The information I provide is based on my personal experience.  Any recommendations I may make about nutrition, supplements, lifestyle, or fitness, or information provided to you on this website should be discussed between you and your doctor.  The information on this site does not take the place of professional medical advice.

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