Over the past 2 maybe almost 3 weeks I have felt like I haven't lost anything. The scale moves down and then moves up. I know I have been a lot more active; so I know I'm building muscle which weighs more than fat but still I have felt a little bit discouraged. That is until I sat down tonight and did some math. My last appointment with my surgeon on 06/29 I weighed 256 as on this morning 08/02 I weigh 243. So that is a loss of 13 pounds in 5 weeks. So 2.6 pounds per week. I feel so much better now that I did the math. I know I am doing everything right and following the rules but it still is rough when you don't see the scale moving as much. I just have to remember how far I have come in the past few months.
Hair, hair, hair. Yep mines going. I have always had really thick long hair. Last year I cut off 15 inches and donated it to Locks of Love. Now I have decided that I need to chop it all off...well not all of it but to my shoulders. I'm going to go cut it and dye it darker. I've always been a lover of the bleach. My hair is like a dirty blond naturally and now that I'm losing it so rapidly I'm gonna stop with the chemicals for awhile. So as of now I'm taking my biotin and using mane and tail (shampoo and conditioner) in hopes that it will help slow down some of the loss or help it grow in a little stronger and healthier.
I feel good. I feel like me again. I can tolerate most foods. I have not ran into anything that makes me sick. I still weigh everything I put into my mouth and read labels to make sure everything I eat falls into the nutrition guidelines I had set for me. I still struggle some days with getting all of my fluids in. I also find it hard to get all of my doses of calcium in. I'm getting better..I promise! I have to get my blood drawn tomorrow for my appointment with Dr. T next Tuesday (08/10). So we will see how my labs look. I know I need to exercise more. It is just so hard because I work so much. I love the pool. I have a new found love for swimming. Now only if summer would finally come to Southern California and heat us up :)
6/29/10 - 256
8/2/10 - 243
5 week period
13 pounds lost
2.6 pounds per week
17 weeks since surgery so a loss of 5.58 pounds a week!