It was a great week! This past week was without a doubt the best week I've had since I had surgery. My energy is steady. My body was tired by the end of the week due to my workouts, but it was a satisfying tiredness. I don't know any other way to explain it. I feel myself getting stronger, and I'm able to tolerate more foods.
I was feeling so good that on Friday, I was brave. I texted my husband to ask if he wanted to go out to dinner. I wanted to order a hamburger, and I felt it was time to give it a try.
My favorite food is hamburgers. I love the cheese, the lettuce and pickles. I adore ground beef, so hamburgers are it for me. I've had ground beef since surgery, and Matilda was happy with it, but I hadn't tried a hamburger, and I really wanted one. So it was time to test it out.
Now, my hamburger after surgery is quite different than before. No bun. No lettuce. Just the patty with pepper jack cheese and some ketchup. So, I ordered my burger - an 8 ounce burger with a side of oven baked potato wedges. I ate maybe 3 small wedges and about 2 ounces of burger with ketchup. And I waited for Matilda's response. Well, I didn't have to wait long cause homegirl was letting me know what's up.
|We got our burgers back!!|
|Watch me whip...|
Yeah... she was dancing like I was doing Zumba, but in a good way. She was hella-happy! She couldn't wait to take the burger home and eat it over the next two days!
That's right. I ate the burger for lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and split my pickle spear as well. I really missed ketchup!
I know every week won't be like this week. I've had some not so great weeks and some recent disappointments. Sometimes I wondered if I broke Matilda, and the surgery wasn't going to work for me. But, I kept thinking about something my Physician Assistant told me, which is what other surgery patients told me. Stay on course. Follow the plan and instructions. Trust the process.
I'm starting week 12 with an almost 10 pound loss - in one week. Ten pounds. Where the heck did that weight go? My face looks different. I haven't been in the 230's since September 2013. I'm fitting into more of my "small" clothes, and some pants are even too big now. I'm fitting into jackets and such I bought years ago hoping I'd get into them one day, and they sat in the closet for several years collecting dust.
|Looking good, girl. Can I|
have another burger?
Remember, protein, protein,
I'm running for two minutes at 4.1 mph now. Three minutes of walking, two minutes of running. Weight days are tough but exhilarating. Zumba is still life. Did I mention I can eat a hamburger? Just call me Wimpy (if you don't know who Wimpy is, shame on you!). Tuesday is tomorrow, you know.
HW: 360 lbs (circa 2006)
GW: Many Hamburgers! (#jk)