Friday, May 18, 2012

Seven Month Update

At seven months post surgery I can feel myself coming out of my sixth month funk.  I am keen to log my food again, the sun is out and making me feel cheerful, and I am making healthy food choices. 

All of the books I am reading about life after weight loss all talk about hitting a wall around that six month mark.  So I guess I am completely normal!  And speaking of normal, the mental health worker I have been seeing has deemed me normal enough not to see anymore.  Hmmmm....  good thing I didn't tell her all about my evil plans to take over the world.  I had been seeing her to help work through the reasons why I overeat.  I know that I am definitely not cured and will struggle with this for the rest of my life.  It is too bad I don't have access to an eating disorder councilor to talk too.

At seven months I can now eat about one cup of food at a sitting depending on the density.  I eat around 1000 calories a day, sometimes a bit more if I have been exercising a lot.  My gym membership is done for the summer, but I am still playing squash and doing a lot of walking.  My biggest problem is still grazing.  I am working hard to keep my eating to set times, but it is still a struggle.

I have now lost a total of 87lbs.  That is the equivalent of Hunter, Cavan and two and a half blocks of lard.  Seeing it really puts it into perspective for me:

Cavan- he sure isn't far behind his brother!
I have lost these boys plus those two boxes of lard.  Feeling pretty darn proud today!
 By the way, my boys think the scale is a device to measure how much their feet grow!


dhemmert said...

Good for you!!!!

Allmycke said...

I'm in absolute awe of what you've achieved. You look fabulous in the pictures you've taken lately - even if I think your smile always has been very special.
Being an addictive type of person myself, I don't think I would do very well with weight-loss surgery and then staying on a 1000 calory diet - I', afraid I'd be cheating every which way I could.
My hat is off to you!

Nancy said...

Wow! That's a lot of weight lost when you look at it like that, congratulations!

jen said...

Holy dude, that really does put it into perspective! Once again, awesome job!!

Freya said...

Awesome!! Good work!! I couldn't help but notice that your kids weigh the same as mine!! More or less. I think Damon might weigh more than Ayla, but he is at the 40lb mark! He is a little moose!! :)