Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Losing Weight and Energy Struggles

So it's now been a full three months since my surgery. Things are going along quite nicely with a weight loss of 47 pounds to date. I am at the point where I can begin to increase my food intake from a quarter cup to a half cup which can include some cooked veggies. I'm actually dying to have a salad, never thought I'd say that! I've introduced a few things but still struggle to eat enough at each meal, so I've come to snack in between which is a no-no, but I'm really just trying to get in the protein that I need. 

I keep a tracker and it appears I'm getting between 50-70 grams of protein a day, and most days I feel good. Along with exercise I'm am sustaining energy levels for the most part. However, over the weekend I mowed the lawn and helped hubby with a project and got completely wiped out. Two days later and I could barely do 15 minutes on the treadmill today. Didn't skip a meal and drank plenty of water, so not really sure what the problem is.

I did go for my blood tests yesterday and have a doctors follow-up appointment in two weeks, so we'll see what the blood test reveals, if anything. I'm hoping my iron is not low, really don't want to add any more medication to my already fist full of it. ugh.

So overall, feeling well and still losing about 2 to 2.5 lbs weekly which will keep me on track for the 100lb loss by the end of the year.

Will write soon.
Much Love, Jodi

Current weight: 239 lbs
Weight loss to date: 47 lbs
3 months