I've now been keeping track of my weight for 3 weeks, although it's technically been 4 weeks (to the day) since I had my surgery. This week I lost...
Weight Lost This Week: 3 lb.
Total Weight Loss: 16 lb.
Pretty cool, right? I know it's not a huge weight loss or anything, but I was told that this week I'd start stalling, so I can assume it's only gonna pick up from here! Although, I'd be happy if I lost 3 pounds next week, too! I mean, this is far, far better than I was able to do on my own. Besides, with the weight I lost during the 2 week pre-op diet, I've technically lost 29 lb., which is just awesome to me!
In terms of what I'm able to eat, it's still, basically, the same as last week. I can pretty much eat what I want, but don't because that's not the point, you know? For instance, I ordered a pulled pork sandwich over the weekend, but was satisfied with just a few bites of the meat (minus the bun). I still get full incredibly fast, which is uncomfortable at times, but overall, it's been a really good thing.
Another thing I haven't really touched on is my attitude. See, I used to have this big chip on my shoulder. I think I was more upset about being overweight than I even knew. Now that I've had the surgery, I feel like I'm starting to get my life back! Besides having way more energy, I just feel more excited about any and everything! This has been a total game changer for not only me, but my husband as well. I complain far less and am much more positive, which is something he's really taken notice of. I am loving life and it really shows (cheesy but true).
Something I'll be incorporating into this week's routine is using My Fitness Pal again. Not only to keep track of the amount of calories/fat/carbs I'm consuming, but also to make sure I'm getting enough protein (something that's really important post-surgery). I try to get my protein in first at each meal, but am not really sure where I stand in terms of numbers. I'm supposed to get in 60-70 grams a day, so we'll see how this goes. I'm certainly gonna try my best to reach this goal.
If you've had WLS or are dieting, I'd love to hear about it! Feel free to either comment below or email me! And good luck!