Facebook Badge

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Quick Update

Man! It's been a long time since an update. Sorry! Life has been crazy...but what else is new, really? My last fill on July 25th (see talky blog below) seems to be doing the trick. I am able to eat much less. That's good. I get stuck more often. Not so good. But, I am learning! I have to slow down, take small bites and chew very well. Now, I knew all of this good and well before I had surgery, but I have to learn things the hard way. Like this morning , I got stuck on a banana! I waited too long to eat, was really hungry and took two or 3 big bites and didn't chew well enough. This was the worst episode I've had...it lasted about 45 minutes. So, to give my tummy a break, I think I'll do liquids for the rest of the day. Mmmmm, chicken broth! If you want to know some of the more graphic details of what happens during a stuck epispode, send me an email (tami@wbfj.fm). It's not horrible, but it may involve TMI for some.

On a positive note, I've now lost around 40 pounds. I'm very happy with that. 28 of those pounds are since surgery (14 Weeks Ago) , which works out to 2 pounds per week, which is what I'm shooting for.
I'm down about 2 clothing sizes as well. I bought some new clothes the other day at Wal-Mart and was THRILLED with the way clothes were fitting. If Fuzz had been there, I am sure I would have kissed him! This is the first time in my whole life that I have ever had to buy new clothes in a smaller size. I cannot begin to explain how that feels.
I got a new hair cut. It's shorter, but not drastically different. Kudos to Mike Todd at Mike Todd Serenity Salon and Spa for another great cut! No lie, I brought in a picture of Jenny McCarthy with her new do to give Mike an idea about what I wanted. When Alton saw my hair cut later that day he said, "I like it...it reminds me of whatshername....you know, Jim Carey's girlfriend." If you don't know, Jim Carey's girlfriend is Jenny McCarthy. Of course, I can't style it as well as Mike, but here's a recent pic to give you an idea.

4 comments:

Heather said...

Yea Tami! Thanks for updating - I always enjoy hearing how you are doing.

Carey said...

LOVE the sassy new do to go with the shrinking new you! I'm looking forward to my second fill which I should get this week. They didn't give me one last time even thought I wanted one...I'm down several clothes sizes as well...it's fabulous. My friend had a Carson Daly-like intervention and made me try on some smaller sizes (do you ever watch How to Look Good Naked? great show). I was amazed to find that I am wearing 3 sizes smaller...although quite truthfully, I think I was wearing a size too big pre-surgery...trying to hide myself... Love your blog...so nice to read about someone going through what I'm going through...

Carey in Kville....

Anonymous said...

Your doing fantastic! You are an inspiration to me. I thought you might get a kick out this.... How to weigh yourself correctly: http://www.anthology-email.net/weight/weight.htm

Tami said...

Thanks, Y'all! Carey, keep up the great work!