Progress Report

Today is the 2 week ‘anniversary’ of my weight loss surgery! The first question that probably pops into your mind is, “Well, how much weight have you lost?” Dede and I are in a bit of disagreement over the numbers. Y’see, from what I weighed prior to surgery on Tuesday, July 27th, to the following Thursday morning, I had gained slightly over 20 lbs due to all of the IV fluids pumped in during and post-surgery.

I don’t really count all that since it was kind of an artificial gain – it was just water – but Dede thinks it all counts. Anyway, I’ve shed that 20 lbs of “water weight” and I’m down 29 lbs from my July 27th starting weight as of this morning.

I don’t feel a difference yet, but I am starting to notice a few things. My wedding ring won’t stay on my ring finger today. My watch kinda dangles off of my wrist a bit. Dede insists that she can already see a difference.

I’m keeping up with a fairly standard morning routine – getting up early, showering, having breakfast, and getting dressed – as though I were having to leave for work. I figured there’d be no point in settling into lazy habits that I’d have to wean back off of in a few weeks. I’m walking for 20 minutes twice a day and I especially enjoy the cool and quiet early morning strolls.

Daytime T.V. sucks. I’ve read books and surfed the net until my poor eyeballs are bleary. Been working my way through a Photoshop tutorial book… Spent awhile this morning vacuuming and dusting. Folded some laundry I did yesterday. Still get worn out and have to take naps during the day. I’m not released to drive yet, so I’m kinda stuck here at the house. Can you tell I’m bored?

Well, there you have it… Recovery is progressing along and I’m feeling a little stronger day by day. Still testing the waters on this whole “solid food” thing. Thanks again to everyone who’s been passing words of encouragment along via Dede!

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