May 5, 2012
Today is 1 year, 9 months and 2 days after my gastric bypass surgery. As I”ve related elsewhere on this site, my weight loss has been slow due to my disability greatly limiting my exercise. This past February (2012) was the first month I didn’t lose even an ounce. Was disappointed and really couldn’t see anything I did differently on my food calendar or exercise tracking. However in March I did lose a half pound so thought maybe I was back on track. Then in April I once again didn’t lose anything. Really bummed me out.
Had my 4 month check up with my PCP on May 3 and when I was weighed there, which in the past has weighed heavier than my home scale, I was down 0.2 lbs. I was surprised and weighed on my scale as soon I got home. It read the same. I was no longer “stuck.” Just out of curiosity I weighed this morning and was down another 0.4lbs. So 5 days into May I”ve lost slightly more than 1/2 pound. Which for me is good!
This put me to thinking about what, if anything I was eating differently. I looked at my food calendar and the only thing different was I’d started eating oatmeal with Light Vanilla Silk (soy milk) every morning instead of either a protein bar or an omelet with cheese on no-carb toast. So I’m sticking with the oatmeal until I really get tired of it. But I am a creature of habit so……..we’ll see if just that little change in diet has made a difference in my weight loss.