Been working my tail off!! (literally - LOL)
I had no idea that my NS was tracking my weight - until I started losing weight. It's been the first thing he has mentioned both visits since I started losing the weight.
It came as a surprise becuase of every time I would complain prior to my surgery - you know - hurting too much to do much more than sit around and gain weight, well, he would just brush it off and not comment other than to say that it is hard when you can't move much.
Well- back to the subject -
Immediately after the surgery I lost a lot, but that was due to the liquids only diet. Then I gained - and gained!
Finally, 6 mo. post op I got released to do some PT - yeah!
I started to SLOWLY lose the weight, and happily, to reshape what remained!
Today, 1 year post op I am down 30 lbs. I still think I've got another 30 to go, but I could be happy here. I never believed that I could lose the weight afterwards, particularly when I was left with a bum leg post op.
How I did it:
Meat/protein with every meal.
No sugar. No added oils. No carbs.
Did I mention -no fun!!??
It's kind of basic, and I should mention that there was sweat and tears over skipping the pasta, the cheese, (oh the cheese!)the sauces and the desserts! There was also the struggle to resist those 'friendly sabotagers' who at every turn tried to convince me that one cookie could not hurt. It has not been fun by any means. It's not been easy. But I'm humbly grateful to be where I am today.