Bad blogger! It has been so long since I have posted. I’ve been back from Canada for a week, but somehow I did not find the time to write. Sorry about that.
I had an amazing trip! It was wonderful to see the family and, best of all, I felt so happy and comfortable with my decision to have surgery that I decided to tell just about everyone. It is hard to believe that not so long ago my surgery was a big secret that caused me terrible anxiety. Now, it is a life-changing solution that I proud to admit. As I was leaving the family reunion, one of my aunts hugged me and whispered that she was proud that I was so brave and taking such good care of myself. It couldn’t have gone better.
When I arrived home I as still eating a “soft diet” but I quickly discovered that I was capable of so much more. Proceeding slowly and carefully, I sampled all of the foods that I wanted and found that my body was happy to oblige. I am now eating solid protein (meats, cheeses etc.) in addition to the yoghurt and protein shakes that were my staples. I have even tried bread, but I find that it fills me up too quickly and does not leave sufficient room for my protein. I am eating between 800-1000 calories per day and I do not feel deprived in any way. I am happy with this progression.
While away I did a lot of swimming, boating and walking. It felt great to be active and I have kept up the momentum since returning home. I have been walking for 30 – 60 minutes every day, and I hope to return to the pool soon; somehow I just haven’t made it there yet. My weight is continuing to decline, and my friends and family have commented that they see a difference. It feels good to have that feedback! Moreover, while I was home in Canada, I took advantage of the lower prices and bought some clothes. I didn’t know what size I would be and I was stunned to learn that I had dropped from a 24 to a 16! I was even able to buy clothes from the regular section instead of the plus sizes! Life is good. I hope it continues this way!