So, I am three weeks (almost 4) post surgery and I feel good. I am starting to eat real food again (Fish, seafood, pitas, low carb wraps, thinly shaved lunch meat, etc..) and it is going well. I get my first fill in a few weeks and I have to tell you that I can't wait! I am excited about seeing how it changes my weight, how I feel about myself, and my ability to exercise even more. I am also a bit worried about whether it will change the things that I have already gotten to start eating again. I know that I still have a lot to work on with the chewing food up and not drinking while eating. (or for an hour after!) That, I have to say, is the hardest part. I honestly don't miss soda that much, but getting used to not drinking while eating is hard! Very hard. I catch myself reaching for my water all of the time when I am eating.
By week 6 I will get to start incorporating ground beef again. I can't tell you how happy about this I will be. I want a burger SO bad it's not even funny. There is only one thing I want more than that. A good salad! I have no idea when I can start having that. I think week 5, but I will check with the nutritionist. I know, who wants a salad over a burger?! hehe I am so weird.
I am supposed to workout for 30 minutes at least 4 times a week. I have not been able to do this previously, but I started getting into it today. My little Mouse started preschool this morning. :( *tears* She is going two days a week so I thought that this would be the perfect time to start something new. So, I started the Couch to 5K running program this morning. I made it through without stopping, but I wanted to so bad! I know that this week is only 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes, but for me, that is VERY tough! And I am very slow with the running. The C25K site calls me a penguin because of my waddle/run! hehe Though, I made it through 1.2 miles of running/walking today. I never thought that I could do that before. So, in celebration, I added two new tickers! Yay! I am down 18 pounds! SO excited. We will see what the next few weeks bring with this new exercise stuff.