Last week I weighed myself, to date, I have lost 102 lbs! That is NOT a typo, I have actually lost more than 100 lbs in 8 months. I feel Great! Even better than losing all of that weight, I am officially of of INSULIN! No More SHOTS! I am still taking some meds but coming off of insulin was a big deal.
I have learned a lot about myself during this time. Mostly about the importance that I have always put on food and eating. I still like to eat but I find that there are still many things that I just can't tolerate any longer. Then there are things that I loved but just can't have because they make me sick.
I don't eat a lot of bread anymore, actually, I rarely eat any bread like product and outside of a slice of pizza (which used to be my favorite food) that I really miss, I don't really miss any of that high carb, sugar, fat baddy for my body Bread! I have come to enjoy simpler (and way smaller) things, like fruit cups, protein shakes or greek yogurt (simply 100 is my favorite).
Last week I went out to dinner with Tom, Shannon and Scott and I Had to have a canolli. Of course after eating a half cup of soup and 3 bites of my dinner there was no way i was going to fit a cannoli in there. But that's ok. The next day, I ate half the cream, the following day I ate the other half of cream, Lucky Reilly (my puppy) got the cannoli shell!
These days I no longer feel like I'm depriving myself of anything. Its true that if I eat too much or something that is not really good for me, it still makes me sick and uncomfortable. That feeling alone is enough to make sure it doesn't happen often! However, I pretty much eat whatever I want in reason. I also find that I'm not really starving all the time like I used to be. There are times when I get home from work and eat a piece of cheese and that's it for the night.
So in ending, I'm a pretty happy camper! I'm still going to wait a while before I go and buy lots of new clothes as I would really like to lose another 58 lbs. But I really cant complain about where I am at at this point. Through all the trials and agony I had to go through to get this truly life altering surgery, I would do it all again in a second!
Until next time.....