Oy. Is it 10 months already?
Yes, it's been 10 months since I had my insides rearranged (RNY gastric bypass -- EIGHT FEET of intestines bypassed). Am I where I thought I'd be at 10 months post? Fuck no! I'm hanging out at 240lbs. I still feel obnoxiously fat and unattractive. [Oh, was I supposed to sugar coat that? Sorry.]
I only lost 3 pounds this past month -- but that's still a loss. I'm drinking my water. Yesterday I drank 2 quarts of sugar free grape kool-aid. That's a lot of kool-aid. I'm back on track taking my vitamins like a good little patient. Two day ago I threw away about 200 dollars worth of bras that were just impossible to wear anymore. I'm still hanging out at a size 22 pant but I'm being forced to retire my 24s. I think they'll go today. My old pinky ring is currently on my ring finger. I've lost 9 inches in the chest and in the hips too. My breasts look remarkably larger (they aren't). When I did laundry this past Friday, I threw away a bunch of socks that were too big. That's something you don't hear many people say ;)
One of my scars is bothering me. It's kinda hard to explain -- it just aches sometimes or hurts when you touch it. Nothing severe or particularly annoying, just something I thought I'd note.
So I was 313 when I had the surgery on May 16th -- that's 73lbs down. And I was 325 in April so that's 85lbs down. I can't even LIFT 85lbs. The picture above is one I took today vs one from late 2004. Lord that's a lot 'o hips! And just to show the progress of the weight loss: here's my weights at various recorded times:
2005 April: 325
2006 February: 243
I don't think I'm gonna make that 160 goal.