It’s been 12 weeks since my weight loss surgery. Time is really flying! About 35 pounds down and lots of inches lost. Off food restrictions now. I’ve indulged in strawberries and a Kind bar with pecans in it- and no problems. WLS folks are told to wait about 3 months to try nuts/seeds/stuff with kernels. (At least that’s what my surgeon suggested)
Being off food restrictions does not mean I can have a food free for all, though. I can just add things back in that are still low carb and packed with protein.
It took me a while to learn different weight loss surgery acronyms and lingo. Like NSV (non scale victory), WIW (Weigh in Wednesday) and F2F (face to face) Friday. That last one is where you post side by side pics of yourself before and after surgery. So I’m playing along . (Speaking of NSV’s…I have one. With the biotin that I take, I have the healthiest skin, hair and nails that I’ve ever had. I had my gel nails removed shortly before surgery, which left them really brittle and nasty looking. Not anymore! Other NSV’s… wearing 2 sizes smaller and able to move more. I am more and more agile each day.)
The left side was last Christmas 2015. The right is earlier this month. I’m just now seeing differences in my body. I didn’t realize how full my face was! I’m feeling really strong and healthy. On my way to finding comfort in my own skin.
Do you have a F2F photo? Show me!
I hope everyone has a fantastic Memorial Day weekend. Hug a veteran this weekend! We’re FREE because of the BRAVE!