Sunday, October 27, 2013

Weight loss is funny!

In the twenty weeks since I've had my gastric sleeve, I'm down 65 pounds...and couldn't be happier!  I belong to several Facebook groups that deal with the topic of WLS and the gastric sleeve, and I always giggle at those who freak out about stalls.

While I weigh myself almost daily, I record my weight each Friday on my Excel spreadsheet, as my surgery was on a Friday.  Now that I'm way past the pre-op and post-op rapidity of weight loss, I've noticed a very specific trend about how my body has been losing weight...

...I stall.  Every month.  For a good couple of weeks.  Then I lose 10 pounds over the course of a week or so.  Then I stall again.  C'est la vie!  I happen to be in one of those "loss" periods at the moment, but I noticed that even in the last stall (where my weight hung around 248 and 249 for awhile), I didn't stress about it.  I continued to go about my life (as busy as it's been lately!) and knew that the stall was just my body's way of "settling" all of the previous loss.  I'm okay with this long as it continues!

Do any of the rest of you notice this trend in your own loss?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Goal Met!

In the spirit of random goals, the next short-term goal on my list was to lose 61 total pounds.  That loss would take me to 250, which is approximately what I weighed when I moved to the East Coast in the summer of 2011.  (This was before my slipped LapBand got worse and took me on a self-pity gorge of nachos and frappuccinos!)

I'm a daily weigher, generally, and I was delighted to see 249.2 on my scale this morning, so I had to come post about it!  I'm happy to now be closer to 200 than 300, and I can't "weight" to see 11 more pounds of loss (my next goal) - at that point, I'll have less to lose than lost!

I had my gallbladder out last month after developing issues with it post-sleeve, but I lost nada from the surgery.  In fact, the past few weeks have seen little loss because I haven't been paying much attention to what I eat - calories, protein...nada.  I've lost 3 pounds already this week, and I contribute that to (a) tracking my food once more - paying attention and (b) this nasty head cold thing I've been dealing with since Sunday that leaves me less hungry than a normal gastric sleeve patient.  Regardless, I'm working on my protein and calories, and I'm stoked to be able to cross another mini-goal off of my list!