Went to the Dr. today - I have lost 20 pounds so far and dropped my BMI 5%. He says I am doing fantastic, my incisions are completely healed and I have permission to submerge! Here I come Beach, pool and rivers...it's just not a summer in Texas without floating down the river a few times!!
My concerns were this:
I haven't lost any weight at ALL in 4 days. He says to put away my
scale, I say no way! He said hide it, I said I am sorry, but no!
My heart felt like it was thudding out of my chest the other night -
very strange. It was like every 4th or 5th beat, it would pound hard.
It isn't doing it now, and no pain - he says sometimes your esophagus
can spasm...but I said there was no pain...he said strange, let me know
if it happens again. He also asked about my fluid intake - I am good,
and drink 24 oz of G2 gatorade to keep my electrolytes good.....so we
3.) My muscles are achy - like I
worked out hard. Stiffer in the mornings, better as the day goes...but
still sore. I have been BUSY - lots of running around, errands, kid
stuff, but no "working out". He said very rarely, the anesthesia they
use, particularly the stuff that paralyzes your muscles, takes a LONG
time to get out of your system. This could explain why I pretty much
had NO pain after surgery and could sleep in my bed as soon as I came
home with no discomfort or pain meds....I pay for it now :( Anyway, he
says it should subside.....
That was about it.
Still no lifting - can go walking or do cardio. No tough meats or
veggies until 6 weeks out - no problem, loving my fish!! I told him his
shakes blow, and that I will be thrilled to never HAVE to drink a meal
again! Of course - I do have some Muscle Milk in the fridge for when I
HAVE to grab something on the way out the door. I am really trying to
hit my 60-70g of protein a day. I don't want to be a flabby bag of
My back bothers me - but when I asked
about a chiropractor, he said NO! I didn't need to be twisted and
contorted yet (I have never been to one). He said to treat myself to a
massage - and that it would be better and cheaper! I will have to tell
hubby this ;)
ANyway - feeling great elsewise....no
fatigue, in a good mood. Looking forward to more pounds