Before the manicure we went for a quick lunch at the Red Dog Café, a tiny little pub close to the salon. This was my first meal out—how exciting. I finally decided to try the appetizer size crab cakes with wasabi mayonnaise and a bowl of their creamy vege soup. How delish. I was only able to finish one crab cake and half a bowl of soup. But my SIL was happy as she got to eat the other crab cake. I don’t seem to get a full feeling but do get an ache in my left shoulder. I am pretty sure this is just referred pain from the band as it seems to happen just after I eat and goes away about an hour later. Strange. During the pedicure I had a cappuccino and a couple of tiny biscotti but I felt stuffed and wanted to lie down. It took about 20 minutes to be able to sit comfortably. Sort of like after thanksgiving dinner. Ha—maybe this band will work.
This is also the first day I haven’t felt exhausted. I was out yesterday afternoon and did a good walk around Lowes to look at bathroom vanities. After about 20 minutes I was exhausted so went home and ate a half slice of pate and some mashed up Mac & Cheese. Not sure if it was the iron in the pate or the extra fat, but I sure felt great this morning. Trying to get in some good foods while only living on liquids was becoming very hard. It might also have been that my DH was out of town on business, so I had the bed all to myself. I usually sleep much better when he isn't home. LOL.
So I can now say, 9 days post-op, I am feeling pretty good. No weight loss in the last few days which is the most frustrating but it will come. I lost 15 pounds up to the day of surgery and then have only managed to drop another 4 pounds since. A bit frustrating but it is probably because I introduced carbs back into my diet (thank god!). Those low-carb diets may be good at dropping all the excess water but for me it is not a sustainable way of life. I do know in past years that my highest weight of the year is always at the end of February. I can honestly say, not this year!
Looking forward to seeing better results over the next few weeks. I Believe. The band will work.