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Pound for Pound

Posted Oct 18 2008 1:22pm

The vacation weight is coming off. It's been a difficult week of trying to stay off the scale and stay focused, making good choices and being aware of what and why I'm eating, not drinking too many calories and drinking enough water.

But the pounds are coming off. This morning I weighed in at what I had the morning of my lowest consecutive weight. Now it's a matter of seeing it three days in a row. Or not...maybe it will keep going down.

I was pretty desperate to get the weight back off, but soon realized that a year post-op is a lot different than a month. Losing weight really isn't a given anymore. It helps that you don't have a grumbling stomach and it's a lot easier to load up on water. That's about it.

So I simply went back to basics. Protein shake every morning. Sensible lunch. Sensible dinner. Controlled snacking. Sounds like a Special K commercial.

I've heard of some post-ops so desperate to continue losing weight that they forgo eating regular food and stick to an extremely limited and rather unbalanced diet--or resort to frequent enemas. Sure, stick a hose and a quart of water up your butt to lose a half pound.

I think those behaviors are just as screwed up as mine. Hey, I'm not judging. I think I'm at least to a point where I can see how my eating behaviors are screwed up. And that, my friends, is the point at which you can at least try to change them.

Wish me luck. Again.

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