It has been a month since my last post. I know that many of you are curious as to what I am feeling, how I am doing, if I am still trucking, etc. Life has definitely changed for me. In many ways, I am grasping for ways to keep things somewhat normal. Of course, this attempt is futile. Everything about me has changed. I have spent this last month, trying to spend as much time as possible with my family and closest friends - "getting busy living" - because my new life motto is "If you aren't busy living - you are busy dying!"
I have an exciting summer planned - full of vacations, dinner parties, and celebrations! As far as my diet goes - I am eating normal foods (just very little bits). The only foods that I am to steer clear of are raw fruits and vegetables and sweets. I am on a low calorie, low carb diet - but that is a lot easier now that my stomach holds approximately 1/2 cup of food.
I am having trouble getting my liquids in, but the protein has not been a problem as of yet. It seems that the foods I want to eat are mostly protein-heavy foods. As of the last time I weighed, I was down 70 lbs. I have gone from 412 - 342. I have an appointment next week, and we are coming up on the 3 month visit. People are really starting to notice my weight loss, and as my family said this weekend, the "life" is back in my eyes.
I am still looking forward to doing many of the things I have been unable to do thus far in my life. As far as my personality goes, I am not sure if it has changed. I am a little more subdued and cautious then I have been. I am probably not as much fun, but I can still love recklessly and am hopeful that the future is full of joy and laughter. I guess you would have to ask my friends, about whether or not I have changed.
So - there it is, in five paragraphs or less - my progress!