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Seven Weeks Ago

I read an article today warning people about going to Tijuana for bariatric surgery. The gist of the article was that "you get what you pay for" and "American doctors are better" and "don't be stupid and go to Mexico" and several other extremist/ill-informed comments. It was the type of article that if read by someone on the fence about having surgery could be the thing that turns them off. This really bummed me out because seven weeks I went to Mexico and had bariatric surgery and it has bee

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Flavor and the rediscovery thereof

I started solids this past weekend and so far, so good! I have no experienced any PB'ing as yet and have been feeling full on very small portions. And the scale has backed this up as I have been able to lose close to 5 lbs. so far this week. So all in all, the transition to solids has been successful. But let me tell you what has been the most exciting thing I have discovered since moving to solids: flavors. It has been astounding the things I have been able to taste. I think there are tw

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It's the little things

Yesterday afternoon, as I was enjoying the thunderstorm outside, I decided that I should go through my very overpacked closet and pare things down. I had been planning to do that for ages because there were many things in there that I just simply do not wear anymore. However, there were two additional things that happened that I really didn't expect. First off, I started looking at my winter clothes and realized that I likely would never wear some of these items ever again. This was a pretty

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One Week Post-Op

It's amazing how easy this journey has been so far. Now, granted, I am only a week post-op and there are so many challenges ahead that I haven't experienced that it is possible that my attitude will change, but for now, I am cruising along rather nicely. So let's get the stats out of the way: Decision Weight (3/1/10): 420.2 lbs Weight at booking (3/17/10): 413.4 lbs Surgery Weight (5/7/10): 394.0 lbs Current Weight (5/13/10): 379.6 lbs Down 40.6 from peak. Down 33.8 from b

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