It's such a nice change to look forward to posting my results!
So far I have lost 28 pounds!!!!!
(that's 2 stone for my British friends and family - I've never understood that system - why would you want to measure weight in 14 pound chunks? Math is involved as well.)
Here are the stats:
Jan 14 - Start of liquid diet - 250
Jan 29 - Surgery weight - 237
Feb 8 - 231
Feb 15 - 222
9 pounds this week?!?! Crazy isn't it? Finally something is working - I feel like my life has been saved.
I'm still incredibly satisfied and rarely hungry. There was a couple of times I would have like a piece of valentines day candy but instead I and had 2 oz of salmon and an ounce of garlic mashed potatoes. Everything tastes extra delicious these days and I often joke with my mom about something my grandfather used to say "my stomach is full but my mouth is still hungry!"
Right now I'm eating about 3 oz of food at a time. I track everything religiously on My Fitness Pal so I know I'm getting in my 80-90 grams of protein. It's a lot of protein to squeeze in such a few ounces of food but It's doable and it's not really that hard. I eat between 500-600 calories and it's steadily going up as I'm able to eat a little more. I believe my goal is around 800.
Walking had become a part of my every day routine. I do 45 minutes to an hour every single day NO EXCUSES. I like to be outside so I've been scheduling it around the weather - early morning is best but it's nice to wait until noon or so for it to warm up a little. Funny, in a few short months I'll be out before sunrise trying to beat the heat!
Hope y'all have a great weekend. Thanks as always for the great support!!