Tuesday, 11 October 2011
3 Month Surgiversary!
Time flies when you're having fun! I cannot believe that 3 months ago today was my surgery! It honestly feels like yesterday! I am 26kg down which is AMAZING! To break that down mathematically (I am seriously challenged in mathematics so if I'm wrong, I'm not surprised) I have been losing about 280g a day! I now weigh almost the same as I did when I was in grade 11 which was 18 years ago.
I am waiting patiently for it to warm up just a tiny bit more to start swimming again. The other day I bought new goggles and a swimmers snorkel (no more stiff neck for me!) to accompany my gear bag, fins and kick board. These are all essential if you are going to
a) look like a pro and
b) totally tone up the bod, ready for summer!
Maggie (the fur baby) and I have been walking every day and chasing each other around the house. Husband and I are also thinking of getting bicycles so we can go riding together. That could be a good Christmas pressie I think. Although if I'm going to be riding a pushy, I want an original stackhat to complete the look. Hmmm... EBay?
I'm definitely feeling more energetic these days. I rarely wake up during the night anymore and get a solid 8 hours (at least) every night which I'm sure is a huge part of feeling so energised! It's the first time in YEARS that I have slept through the night. It feels great! Previously it wasn't unusual for me to get up 3 or 4 times to go to the loo or get a drink. Now, nada. Peaceful, uninterrupted sleep... Bliss!
One thing that has been concerning me of late is dizzy spells. It is probably only low blood pressure but they are worrying me a little bit. I have tried to google gastric sleeve and dizzy spells and most suggest blood pressure or lack of food. It's definitely not the latter so it's either low blood pressure or a tumour. We'll see! Note to self: Visit GP about dizzy spells asap!
Ah, that's what I wanted to mention... I have established a daily routine for all my tablets, now that I am back at work: Wake up, 'accidently' wake husband (when he's home) to say good morning, get out glass and half fill with icy water, add berocca. Assemble line of tablets to consume - women's multivitamin, wild krill oil, somac and and other one that eludes me at the moment. Drink and swallow (swallowing a whole tablet isn't a drama anymore) and then wait 20 minutes before thinking about breakfast! It's good that I am remembering to take them everyday!! It was a bit hit and miss before!
So this time 3 months ago I was waking up in the high dependency unit, in shock that I had ACTUALLY followed through and had the op done. To be honest, I still am shocked. I remember hearing about the procedure and thinking to myself, "this could be the solution you have been looking for since you were 14!" But I never thought I'd follow through with it. I think the difference between all those other diets that I failed at and this procedure is that now I never feel as though I'm missing out on anything. If I really want it, I can have it. Just in teeny tiny amounts. And, most importantly, I can see and feel the differences in myself that I have wanted to see and feel for so long. And you know what? Best decision. Ever.