Between work and personal stuff, the past couple of weeks have been a little stressful, so after a nice little reminder of my success today, I’m taking a couple of minutes to write about it while it’s still on my mind…….
I guess that weight loss after surgery is like any other weight loss; you lose weight fast, it slows a little, you lose a big chunk again, etc. I hadn’t really felt any major changes in my weight for the past two weeks, and even though it didn’t worry me too much since I’m still eating such small amounts, it still would have been NICE to see some success during a stressful time. In the past few days I’ve noticed some minor changes here and there that indicated sudden weight loss. So just for the hell of it, this afternoon I got into my closet and pulled out some of my clothes from the last time I lost a significant amount of weight. Amazingly enough, I was able to get into all of my 2X pants as well as some of my 3X dress shirts that run smaller than most shirts labeled as the same size. I’ve got a new bathroom scale coming in the mail this week, so I’ll be able to put actual numbers with the weight loss from now on, instead of relying on my clothing to let me know I’m making progress. The funny thing is, in the past when I’ve lost weight it always made some bizarre sense to me to “celebrate” any significant drop from week to week by eating something I shouldn’t. Of course that cycle eventually lends itself to gaining weight back, but the nice thing now is that even if I wanted to go CRAZY and have some celebratory food, it would be something like……five crackers to accompany an ounce or two of cheese. I do appreciate this new tool I have at my disposal. I’m happy as hell to be making such fast progress, but I’m also forced to branch out in other ways when it comes to the celebratory moods. Tonight’s celebration will probably involve vegging out with a movie and then heading down to the river to walk the dog. Anyway, it was just a nice reminder that I made the right decision and I’m doing what I’m supposed to do.