Ok, well it’s been a little over three months now since my surgery and things are going well. The weight loss comes and goes in waves but I’m noticing the changes mostly in my clothes. Meaning, I have very little left that fits! Again, a luxury problem, but a problem nonetheless! I am going to have to bite the bullet and go shopping for a new pair of jeans this week. I had been hoping the weather would improve enough for me to start getting into summer clothes but that doesn’t appear to be in the cards.
Food-wise, everything is going well. Still not had any issues but am always careful and pay close attention to what I eat. I allow a very small amount of natural fats in my diet and try to avoid anything with added sugar. I’m yet to experience the dreaded dumping. I know it may be coming, but I’m in no hurry to experience it!
Down side at the moment? Hair loss… I was told many times that it could start anywhere after three months post-op and no lie, within a few days of my three month mark I started noticing a drastic difference in the amount of hair I’m losing each day, especially in the shower. I knew it was coming but I was no less shocked by it. I had a little weep and then moved on. There isn’t anything I can do about it, I’ve already been experiencing hair loss for the past few years due to Androgenic Alopecia caused by PCOS but now it’s falling out double time. I’m not sure how thin my hair will get but I will deal with it one way or the other. Maybe some nice summer hats, maybe a wig… hell, maybe I’ll even take the clippers to my head and spend the summer GI Jane style! Whatever happens, I’ll deal.
Now, on to the photos and stats!
Again, like in my two month photo update, I will start with the beginning and show my original weight (from back in 2008) for a true comparison then follow with the updated photos. Excuse the stats on each photo, I also share them on forums and stuff so I like to have it included with each.
There you have it, that’s me as of today, Saturday April 21, 2012… three months and three days since the day of my surgery.
Sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday and other times it feels like the time is going too slowly. It feels like no matter what is going on in my life that I am stuck in a freaky time warp where it moves too slow and too quickly at the same time.
Overall I’d say I’m quite pleased with the progress. I’ve lost 5 kilos (11 lbs) since my two month photo update, which I feel like definitely could be more, but I am trying not to stress about it too much. I knew going in that ther would be months that frustrate me like this and others that make me jump for joy. It’s not a race. It’s not a race. I just have to keep telling myself that. I’m seeing more results and feeling better than I would be had I not taken this step, and that makes me very happy.
I feel good, I still don’t see the changes so much wen I look at myself but I know things are changing with my fitness levels and how I feel in my clothes. The massive pile of clothing on my dining room table (that doesn’t fit anymore) is there to remind me anytime I feel like things are moving too slowly or not enough is changing!!
I’m eager to see / feel what has changed at my four month point, I hope it’s looaaaads! Oh, oops… it’s not a race, it’s not a race… it’s NOT A FREAKIN’ RACE!!