First 24 hours is liquid only, next 2 days is 3 protein shakes, 4th & 5th days I can re-introduce mushy foods for 1 meal and then finally 6 days post fill I can go back to eating my one meal of regular foods along with my 2 protein shakes each day. This was MUCH harder then I even imagined it would be!! At first I thought "No big deal, I dealt with it for longer right after surgery". It is much different now that it has been 5 months and I am used to eating. By the second day I felt awful and I was starving! I was pretty cranky and actually had to give in a little early and had some mushy food (3oz) on my third night. I had another fill this morning and I am happy I know what to expect and have warned all of those around me that it would be best to steer clear of me until at least sunday :-)
At my appointment this morning I weighed in at 61 lbs less then the morning of surgery and I have knocked off 12 points off my BMI!!! I am know only consider Obese, instead of Morbidly Obese. My weight is also now under 200 lbs (1st time in at least 10 years) and today I wore a skirt from NY&Co size 14!! I also was planning on waiting a few more months to start wedding dress shopping but have decided I can't hold out any more. While I am down on LI next week for Thanksgiving I am going to go try on wedding dresses for the first time!! While I am not going to order one until I am closer to goal I can't wait to start the process!
My size 14 skirt from NY&Co!!!
Sometimes I look at the life I am living and I wonder to myself "How did I get so lucky?" With Thanksgiving right around the corner I am taking this time to look at my life and be grateful for all the people in it. I have the most amazing fiance, phenomenal family members, and fantastic friends (including all my Facebook friends).
I appreciate all of you coming along on this weight loss journey with me. Posting about everything keeps me honest and accountable.