I really wanted to be able to post about a milestone today – 40 pounds lost! But NOPE. My body laughed at me and gained a pound overnight! (Yeah yeah, water I know).
Today is exactly 2 months since I had my surgery. Some days it feels like whoa, it’s only been 2 months?! while other days feel like it’s been so much longer than that!
Things I’ve Learned Since Surgery (a more coherent list than in my rambling video below)
- I am very lucky. I read many horror stories of people who had the surgery and got very sick afterwards. The worst thing I’ve experienced is mild nausea and constipation.
- Food is fuel, not comfort. I simply don’t have the capacity to drown my emotions in salty and sweet foods anymore. It’s definitely required a change in how I think about food and my emotions.
- I am stronger than I thought I was. I guess something changes in your brain when you decide you’re ready to have major surgery. Since surgery, I’ve rarely “cheated” by eating foods that I shouldn’t in my losing phase. Technically, in my perspective, no foods are off limits (except those I’m still not allowed by the surgeon) so long as I partake in moderation. But I’ve rarely wanted to. A few days have been touch and go, but I can only think of one day over the past two months where I’ve just gone wild and overeaten. A single day out of two months. That’s nothing short of miraculous.
- Having a support system – either physically or online – is absolutely integral to success. Both Facebook and Instagram have provided such support and inspiration to me.
- Do not compare yourself to others! Every body is different and will lose at their own pace. Just because Suzy Q lost 60 pounds in 2 months doesn’t mean everyone will – even if you’re doing everything “right”.