October 31st: 292.8 lbs
November 30th: 277.8 lbs
November 2014: -15.0 lbs
Post-op (10/21/14, 305): -27.2 lbs
From 330: -52.2 lbs
To 165: 112.8 lbs
Plugging along, down 15 lbs this month. Which is great! I did want to get to 275.0, to be a full 30 lbs down post-op, but I’ll take that -27.2 lbs with a big smile. Progress is a beautiful thing.
Weekly-wise, I’ll be lucky if I post a full pound loss. I’m a bloated unit and that’s showing up on the scale. Not going to let it get to me, first because there’s nothing I can do about it, and then because any loss is a move in the right direction, and finally because that may mean that I’ll have a nice little drop next week once the hormonal storms pass.
I read the sleeve support boards re: the way most women’s cycles respond to bariatric surgery and I wish I could be one of the lucky ones who get a several months long reprieve. But I don’t think my body works that way. Never has before, even after major surgery. When there’s trauma and stress, it’ll come late; but it always comes. That two week delay I got in my October installment is likely to be all she wrote. Here we are two weeks from there and ovulation bloat and gnawing hunger show up right on cue. Only time I wake up starving. Killing me, Smalls.
Actually, I may not get a loss next week either. Trying to prepare myself for that. I could hit a stall, lots do. So there’s that. But even if my body isn’t yet rounding that corner, I’m returning to strength training this week and that’s usually good for a few lbs of water weight.
It’s six weeks post-op Tuesday and that’s the magic milestone my surgeon gave me. I’m raring to go! I need to hang onto as much muscle as I can through the losing process. And I need to boost my protein intake; adding a couple of shakes daily and that will help increase my caloric intake. I also transition into the full bariatric diet on Tuesday; so, I can eat more vegetables too.
I’m doing a 12-week Turbo Fire and Chalean Extreme hybrid. I am already the modification queen on TF, so I’ll make it work. Plan to ease into the weights as well, lifting less than I know I can at first. I’m pretty strong, even when I haven’t been working out regularly; so it’ll be interesting to see where I am. Sundays are fundays, when I can do any workout I want to–most likely something dance (hip hop or salsa)–to ease boredom. I will upload my workout calendar and logs in the See Spot Tone section.
Next level, here I come!