Sunday, June 10, 2012

Week 3 update

Hey there! Can't believe tomorrow will be three weeks already. Frankly, I wish I could fast-forward a year and be thin :) But guess I have to do the work like everyone else! Here's the stats:

Surgery day: 250.4
Last week: 232.1
Today: 228.7
Week's weight loss: 3.4 lbs
Total weight loss: 21.7 lbs

Very cool. Had a lame four days where I was stuck at 230, but whatta ya gonna do? I have a mini goal to be at 219 by July 4. Haven't been in the "2-teens" since like 2008, so that would kick ass. In the video, I go over what I'm eating, what I'm learning, and what I'm feeling. But first, some more details on what I'm enjoying eating these days...

What I'm eating
  • My protein shakes have mostly been Isopure Zero Carb (Vanilla and Strawberry) and Syntrax Nectar (Caribbean Cooler and Apple Ecstasy). Got my hands on some reusable ice cubes, which is keeping my shakes colder longer. Digging that.
  • Fat free refried beans (2 TBSP), a bit of cheese melted on top, and 2 TBSP of Fage 2% greek yogurt
  • Hummus
  • Campbell's Tomato Soup at Hand (I do half at a sitting), with 1 TBSP of Fage thrown in for protein
  • Frozen Protein Drops from theworldaccordingtoeggface
  • "Bites", aka crustless quiches
Want to read more? Check out my post on making eggface's Frozen Protein Drops, and my very own bites. Would love to hear from you! My comments board is awfully sad :( Enjoy! gastricsleeve4me


  1. Thank you so much for putting yourself "out there". I'm currently pre-op going through the three month supervised weight loss. My goal is 20lbs, and about a month in I've lost 12 lbs! Woot! I was weighing RNY vs GS but I've settled on GS. So, awesome blogs like yours are so very, very helpful. Keep up the good work!!

    1. Thanks, Barbara! Best of luck with the pre-op. I was a bit lucky in that I only had a week to do, so I don't envy you. But you'll be much more prepared post-op than I was!

  2. p.s. I've been watching all your videos and you can see a change in your face with the weight loss! Just thought you might want to know. (Love your hair too, even if it isn't combed... ;)

    1. Well, now you're just flattering me ;) Which is perfectly acceptable behavior in my book. Hoping to keep my hair through this process, but have to leave that to the WLS gods I suppose.

  3. New. I haven't gone gastric yet. Hoping to do in next 3-4 months. Learning hints from you. I know your blog is older, but finding it helpful :) thank you