The experience of having weight loss surgery is like nothing…
Here’s the fourth and final post in my gastric bypass post-op series! I originally wrote this 11 weeks after my surgery (23/04/2014). This one is quite short and sweet. I had a really good recovery from my surgery so this only helps to highlight that.
It’s been a while since my last blog entry but I think I’ll put it down to how well everything has been going. I’m being really careful with my food choices and my portion sizes and I haven’t really had any issues at all. A couple of times things going down have been a bit uncomfortable but I’ve stopped and it’s been ok after a while. I haven’t over eaten or been sick once so I’m really pleased with that.
So, my month of milestones.
Week 8 I broke a goal of losing 30kg
Week 10 I went under 100kg (the metric Onederland!)
And this week, week 11 I just got past my halfway to my main goal point!
I’ve been ticking off one goal after another lately and it’s felt really good. I can’t believe the progress I’m making and to think I’m already halfway to my end goal only 11 weeks after surgery is amazing. I’m already going through clothes like nobody’s business. A pair of jeans that I squeezed into 4 weeks ago I can now pull off without undoing them. I don’t want to waste money on clothes but I think I’m going to need to start getting a few things to get me through soon.
My up and down moodiness has stabilized lots lately. I was having days where I was in an awful mood for no reason and was quite tired and emotional. I’ve felt normal for about the last month and haven’t had any bad days so that’s really encouraging too!
Things are definitely on the up and up and I have absolutely no regrets in deciding to do this at this point. I’ve just been offered a new job after being at home with my little guy for the past two years so there’s big changes on all fronts. It’s exciting though and I can’t wait to get out and start working again!
It has been great looking back on these four posts seeing what I was thinking and how I was feeling at these points in time. You really do forget, I especially didn’t realise how quickly I had met so many of my goals. I really encourage you to keep a little journal after your surgery, you don’t have to write much but it will be great to look back on at some point afterwards.
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