Friday, November 19, 2010

Moving Along...

I am officially down 20 lbs, and people are starting to notice-which is nice.  Jeans are getting looser and its more fun to dress now.  I actually have more options in my own closet!  Tommorow I am wearing a super cute high waisted purple dress to a family event....and actually looking forward to it!  Feeling more comfortable in my own skin sure feels nice again.

My first fill was a little dread inducing.  The doc was running behind well over an hour and my nerves were starting to fray thinking about the long needle and someone pushing on my port.  Six weeks later and I am finally able to sleep and move around without noticing it.  But I still don't like any pressure on it.  It's kinda weird carrying a lil piece of hardware in your belly...   I feel very protective over my lil alien.  Anyhow-the doc finally shows up and has the grace to apologize for his tardiness and we get to the  business at hand:  the numbing needle had a little sting but the port fill wasn't bad at all.  Although sitting up to take a test drink of water with a needle hanging out of my belly was a little disconcerting.  The doc recommended a 2 day liquid diet after this first fill-but ya'll-I can't do it!  I am in total liquid protein rejection and have managed to eat 2 meals and a snack today-with no problems.  Drinking my meals makes me c-r-a-z-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e...  Anyhoo-my goal is to lose 6 lbs in the next 6 wks.  With Thanksgiving around the bend,  that may be a lil tricky...  Holiday eating in year's past have been my downfall.  So I'm skeptical yet hopeful...!


  1. Congratulations on your loss! You are doing much better than I am. I've only lost about 13 lbs. since surgery so you must be doing something right.

    It's good to see you blogging!

  2. 6 lbs. in 6 wks sound like a totally reasonable goal!

    Glad your fill went well. Yeah for 20 lbs.!

  3. You're doing great. Like you, the holidays has been my downfall but I think it's possible to find a balance. Good luck, I'm going to be doing my darndest to keep losing over the the next six weeks.

  4. I, too, find it a little disconcerting to sit up and drink water with a needle sticking out of my belly! LOL! And 6 pounds in 6 weeks? That's as easy as pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving :). You go girl! How is your level of restriction?

  5. I was the same in the first few months when I had fills. I think so soon after the initial surgery we are so over liquids that we just can not face them for a while.