• Weight Loss Journey

    Eating Out After Weight Loss Surgery

    An old high school classmate and one of his friends recently started a new adventure to open their own restaurant.  Yesterday was the grand opening and like any good friend, I decided to go and have lunch there to support them. I ordered a cup of soup (broccoli and cheddar) and the toasted ham and cheese sandwich. As I was leaving with half my sandwich in a to-go container, I made the comment to my lunch companion that since my surgery, this was what eating out looked like. The truth is, if you have had weight loss surgery, your dining out experience changes pretty drastically.   Especially in the beginning. Because,…

  • Weight Loss Journey

    Four Months and Blue Legs

    Yesterday was my 4-month Surgaversary.  It’s been a busy four months for me, so the time has flown by! For most of October, the ‘rapid weight loss’ has kind of slowed a bit.  Instead of one pound a day like the first month, or 2-3 every few days, I’m averaging about 9 lbs every month.  Which still isn’t bad, but it’s definitely slowed down for me.   I’m still doing everything pretty much the same, getting my calories in, eating the amount of protein the nutritionist wants me to, and drinking my fluids.  All 64 oz of them.  But the weight loss is slowing down. I am not disappointed, though.  Honestly,…