Saturday, February 12, 2011

And.... I'm hovering!

I know, I know...

My pouch isn't broken, its still working, but I have to say I'm incredibly frustrated. I've been reading the OH boards a lot over the last few months, and it seems that every other post was about someone who stopped losing weight. Then I observe that everyone complains about that/those person(s) and say that its a natural part of this process, and to get over it. I understand that, I get it. And I swore to myself that I wouldn't post on the same topic, but here I am (begrudgingly) complaining about it. Granted its my blog, so I can say what I want! :)

My last doctors appointment I weight in at was January 26th, and I haven't lost a single pound for coming up on three weeks. I'm hovering right about the 233lbs range.

Its frustrating.


Yet, I know my body will do what my body needs to do.

And that it will break out of this.

That being said, I think its okay to whine and pout... Even a little bit. I didn't mention anything in my other posts since I was feeling optimistic... but its getting me down a little. And I'm sure it has something to do with my body maybe in starvation mode after weeks of clear liquids and then the past two plus weeks of me introducing soft foods.

Before the surgery, I lived my life without a scale (and subsequently, without any real way to keep me in check!) and now that I feel after this surgery, all I do is live life with the scale. All. The. Time. And since my WLS is pretty much in the open, I have people commenting: How much have you lost? Ohmigod! You look great! I'm really proud of you. Blah. Blah. Blah. Right now all I can focus on is this scale not moving!

Anyway, I just had to vent. Surely I'm not the only one???


  1. You are not alone! I'm pre-op but I've heard this many times. My brother had surgery last March and he is stalled out right now and he's very frustrated. It's good to be positive but sometimes, like you said, you just gotta get it all out. It's healthy. I found your blog on OH and I hope you don't mind if I keep reading.

    Good luck to you.

  2. Kelly

    Please keep reading, I am glad you found me thru there, its kind of nice to know there are a couple people out there (that I'm not related too)reading it!

    Where are you in your pre-op process? It must be a godsend to have your brother to lean at during this process! What a great support!