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Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

So it's been a few weeks since I blogged and I thought I'd check in.  Things are still going well and I feel great, still eating pretty much anything that sounds good.  I guess I am going to be one of those people who does not get "dumping syndrome" which is both a good and a bad thing.  Dumping syndrome is what happens to bariatric patients who consume too much carbohydrate or sugar at one sitting.  It usually means becoming sweaty, nauseated, and just generally feeling like you want to die.  Or at least this is what I've read and heard from many people.  But apparently I am among the few who will not experience this, and it's kinda funny because that's part of the reason I went with gastric bypass instead of the lap band, sleeve gastrectomy or duodenal switch procedures.  I wanted the dumping syndrome to be a threat of sorts; a kind of deterrent to eating the wrong stuff if I should ever be tempted.  But I can eat candy and sweets when the spirit moves me and I don't seem to suffer any ill effects whatsoever.

Since last Monday (4/18) I have lost just one more pound, bringing my total to 78 since surgery.  I am enjoying clothes and clothes shopping again, and I am happy to say that the table stacked with clothing is now gone from our room.  Woot!  I also got rid of at least 50 t-shirts and probably half that many pairs of pants and shorts that no longer fit, so the room and closet are getting better, little by little.

Most recent pic from 4/21/11...

Wishing everyone a wonderful week :)


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