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
Kudos to you for rocking a bra and undies in your picture. Im sure the scales were off and it could just be an up due to the recent surgery. Try your best to get your protein drinks in. Great work!ReplyDelete
I definitely had hunger issues. I started mushies a day early. And about that three pounds...there's no way it can be real weight anyway if you're not going over on your calories. I had a lot of fluctuation at first. I don't think you've got anything to worry about.ReplyDelete
I am seriously impressed that you are taking bra and undies pictures! YOU GO!!!! You are doing great. Keep up the hard work. I promise it is worth it in the end.ReplyDelete
Bra and panties pics! You are one brave girl! Great job!ReplyDelete
Yeah, there is very little chance you are actually up on the liquid diet. It's got to be that the scales are off further than you thought.ReplyDelete
Take care of yourself!ReplyDelete
I am sure it is just a shift in liquid. I would not worry you cannot gain on all liquids. This is the healing phase not the losing phase try to concentrate on that, I know it is so hard.ReplyDelete
I think you are doing great. And I would just offer to not be in a hurry. This is a great opportunity to do things slowly and permanently.ReplyDelete
Congrats on finishing the surgery piece... now on to the great success you will experience with the band!ReplyDelete
Kudos to YOU for taking such good pictures of yourself - you'll thank yourself when the pounds start melting away! I wouldn't stress so much about a gain right now - everything in your metabolism is whacked! Although, it might be a good idea to have more protein shakes.ReplyDelete
You're doing great!!!
You're doing great! You need to find one scale and stick with. The doc's scale always shows me 4 lbs heavier than my home one. Also, they suggest you not even weigh yourself the first 6 weeks (even though everyone does) as to not get frustrated.ReplyDelete
You ARE brave for posting underwear shots. I've been taking weekly pictures since the beginning, but I kind of wish I had some semi-naked pics to compare.ReplyDelete
You incision looks like it's healing nicely. Glad you're feeling better!