Ok, it seems that the last post went through so I'm trying again with crossed fingers!
I'm now on Day Eleven since surgery and am doing just fine. Haven't needed any painkillers for the past 5 days and have been far more mobile. I think my incisions are healing fine, though a little stitch is sticking out of one of the small ones which is creeping me out because it's like a transparent spider's leg!
Very frustratingly, I stepped on the scale for a sneaky peek this morning and it said I was THREE pounds UP since my weigh in on Friday. This is unacceptable. However, for my weigh in last week I was using different scales to usual so perhaps I didn't really lose 6lbs last week. I didn't think they were that different though, maybe a lb max. My calorie consumption has risen by about 200kcal since week one but I'm still on liquids and not going above 1000kcal per day. What's happening?!
Here are my starting pictures - though taken the day before surgery so I was already 12lbs down. I don't know what possessed me to do underwear shots, but perhaps the more awful these ones are, the better I'll feel when I have some progress and goal pics to compare them with. Sorry they're so crap, I really should've got someone else to take them.
And here's me before surgery, though I hadn't yet been adorned with my oh so sexy compression stockings!
And a gruesome one, my main incision, taken 2 days ago. Gross!
So a nice handful of grotesque pictures for your viewing pleasure! I'm hoping that the 3lbs I seemed to have gained in the past 5 days are just an awful mistake and that they'll disappear quickly.
I'm not too hungry, but am sick of liquids. Only 2 more days!! Did anyone go onto mushies a tiny bit early? I'm not getting enough protein at the moment, and I definitely need to work on getting more water. Also, can't wait to get back to the gym and really start feeling the benefits of losing weight and the band. I feel kind of frustrated at the moment because I still feel so lethargic. Hopefully changes will be noticeable soon.
Much love to you all xxx