- I have lost 37 pounds in the last two months. I was used to losing weight but not this much and to keep weight off is an extremely big deal for me.
- As far as clothes it’s amazing. Just the other day I put on jeans that I thought I would never be able to wear again. It’s been 4 plus years since I could put on a size 4x pants. I have been used to wearing 5s and 6x pants that it was kind of hard to believe.
- My overall feeling is different. I’m happier than ever before. Seeing those numbers drop every time I step on the scale is a breath of fresh air.
- Late night antics has been stripped from me. So one big effect is that you have to stop drinking afterward. I believe the carbonated drinks are a big no-no after the procedure. Although I’m not a big drinker. I’m still upset I don’t even get an option anymore. I’m only 21. Like I just became legal to do so. Now I can’t.
- The vomiting is a problem. Afterward, you have to worry about portion control. Too much over and you will vomit. As well as not much chewing will make you vomit. For me I know I’m used to finishing my food in .3 seconds. So getting used to eating each meal for at least 30 minutes has definitely been a con. Right now I can eat maybe half of the food if it was prepared on a small plate.
- Sometimes I don’t feel as accomplished like before. Literally, I can do nothing and lose 5 pounds. But before I went hard in the gym and lost weight and felt like I actually did something. Now it just feels like the doctors work.
- All the liquids can be a real hassle. As of now, I have to take in 80 ounces a day. The normal is 64 but for my size, I need at least 80 ounces a day. With the procedure, you have to sip smaller. So just attempting to sip 80 ounces is annoying. It feels impossible at times.
I’m happy I had surgery. I often mentioned in other blogs how I hated my weight and this felt like my way out. Stepping on the scale and no longer seeing 400 is a big accomplishment. If you’re new then you wouldn’t know that my highest was 470 pounds. I lost 70 pounds before surgery. It took me a year to do so. Since surgery, I have lost 37 pounds in 3 months.
Although eating and drinking is still something I have to get used to. It’s a process to this. I know over time the drinking and eating will eventually be no big deal. Once that’s under control I know the vomiting will stop.