12th April 2014
It has not been that difficult to keep my protein count at where it should be. I make sure to have my pure protein shake (35g protein) every morning that way i’m already half way there to the goal (65-75grams a day). I’m 6 weeks out from when I had the surgery and so I can eat more tasty foods. I’ve also completed my second week of work and for the most part, I feel like my old self, just with some modifications. Yeah, i can’t drink booze with my friends but that doesn’t mean I can’t go out with them and have fun all while drinking delicious water.
It’s funny, a few times at work co-workers have said “i feel bad eating _____ in front of you.” I immediately tell them not to feel bad at all. I’m not going to say I don’t miss having chinese food, a greasy burger, or ice cream but I don’t need it nor do i hunger for it as I did before the surgery. Those moments of missing those bad foods are fleeting and are gone within seconds.
I saw Dr. Burch the other day for my monthly check up and he was all smiles. He said i was doing “exceptionally well” and that i’m on the right track. I can’t do any abdominal workouts for another 2 weeks but he liked that i’ve been swimming. I told him I was thinking of hiring a trainer and he thought that was a good idea but to find one that understands the surgery i had.
Oh yes, and i’ve lost 30lbs since my pre-op weigh in a month and half ago. yay!