The bariatric world is a pretty superficial place- we introduce ourselves by saying how much weight we've lost, or with a before picture of what we used to look like. Secondary to those things are what co-morbidities we've lost or what active things we spend our time doing instead of sitting on the couch eating … Continue reading LOOK AT ME!
My 6 month bari-versary (I know) was October 25th. I've started and scrapped so many blog posts in the last 3 weeks that it was time I finally sat down and finished one. I'm in the thick of it- this is the hard part. It's been the hard part for about 2 months now. For … Continue reading 6 months
So, let's get the big news out of the way (NO I AM NOT PREGNANT AGAIN SHUT UP)- I made it to what the bariatric world calls ONEderland. There's a 1 in front of my weight for the first time in as long as I can remember (maybe since middle school?). This is kind of … Continue reading So much to say
I'm in a weird space right now. Not sure if it's depression or hormones or just life (or a combination of the 3), but I'm grumpy and mopey and sad. I'm also dealing with my shopping addiction, so let's get into that. I've been addicted to cigarettes (I smoked for 10 years, starting the summer … Continue reading Addiction
Hey, sorry I've been slacking on the posts! I've sort of hit a groove and figured there wasn't much exciting stuff to talk about! But, there definitely are awesome things happening, just subtle awesomeness. Quick update, then I'll talk about food: I'm down to 253 pounds, which is 22 lost since surgery and 78 total … Continue reading I’m still here
I have to take some time to publicly thank two people who have been with me every step of this journey- my mom and my husband. (I feel like I'm giving an Oscars acceptance speech minus the ballgown and shiny trophy and annoying host!) My mom is Grandma extraordinaire, especially since there are 4 of … Continue reading Thankful
So. I'm 10 days post-op. I was on liquids for the first 7 days, then purees for 3 days, and today I started on a "soft diet" (flaky fish, rotisserie chicken, cheese, bananas, tofu, etc). I feel surprisingly NORMAL. Normal to the point that I'm positive my surgeon just cut my 6 incisions, sewed me … Continue reading I’m normal?
We did it, you guys! We survived! (And I'm saying "we" because most of you have had to listen to me complain on Facebook, for which I am eternally grateful.) Lemme tell you though, THIS SUCKS. In the bariatric Facebook groups I'm in, the question is always asked about how bad the pain is post-op. … Continue reading Hello from the other siiiiiiiide
My surgery is tomorrow. HOLY SHIT MY SURGERY IS TOMORROW. I've been trying to keep myself busy and not obsess over MAJOR SURGERY TOMORROW. The boys and I all went to Target this morning to get out of the house, and they must know something is going on because they listened to me the entire … Continue reading TOMORROW!
One of my amazingly wonderful friends had a few questions on my latest Facebook blog link post, and I have lots of answers! I figured I'd do it here for posterity, and as a reference for anyone reading this who I'm not FB friends with! She asked: Andrea, after the surgery, what types of food … Continue reading Questions?