Quiet, but Happy

I haven’t had much to say here lately. I’ve been busier than normal, which is a good thing because now I’m ready to relax and enjoy the holidays. I love this time of year!

I’ve been avoiding the scale for weeks now, and I’m happier that way. I know I must be losing pounds or inches or something because my clothes fit much better than they did, but I’m also retaining a lot of fluid this week.

When I spoke to the dietitian at my surgeon’s office a couple of weeks ago she told me to drink considerably more water than I had been drinking since surgery. I went from drinking about a gallon a day to drinking less than a bottle a day post-op. Now I’m drinking one to two bottles a day (at least,) but my goal is 4 bottles (or 64 oz.) I rarely reach that, but I’m starting to reach my protein goals on a daily basis, so I’m still making some progress.

This journey hasn’t been easy. I spent most of last month fighting feelings of anger and regret toward my choice to have surgery, but I’m over that now. I’ve made peace with my decision, and I seriously need to give it some time to work. I’m doing my best most days, which feels like enough right now.

A coupe of weeks ago I decided to focus on other things, and I’ve been much happier since then. I’ve gotten back to my old self, in that, I’m spending time with loved ones again, cooking, baking and enjoying work.

My Christmas tree is up thanks to my Christmas-loving boyfriend, who took time to pick it out and fluff it with me, and I’m almost finished with my holiday shopping.

My exercise restrictions were lifted last week, and my food restrictions are lifted this week. I don’t eat much at all, but I’m starting to get used to it. That’s been the weirdest adjustment so far. In fact, I may discuss that in a different post at some point.

Life is pretty good right now. I’m happy, and I have some big things to look forward to. The future is bright, and I’m thankful.

 

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    Toni
    November 20, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    So thankful for your progress!!!! ️️Onward and upward !

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      Kenlie
      December 3, 2016 at 12:16 am

      I’m thankful too. Whew!

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    Karen Scott
    November 21, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Glad for the uodate. Have been thinking about your healing.

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      Kenlie
      December 3, 2016 at 12:17 am

      Thank you for thinking of me, Karen. I really appreciate that!

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    marthabilski
    November 21, 2016 at 10:06 am

    You have been on my mind. Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Kenlie
      December 3, 2016 at 12:17 am

      I hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!

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    Kim
    November 21, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Kenlie, I am preparing to have my surgery before the end of the year. I have adrenal fatigue going on so desperately need the surgery to turn that around. I’ve been following your posts and appreciate your honesty. I know the journey will not be easy but neither was the journey to get where I today–350 pounds. At least the journey will lead to better health in so many ways for me. In addition to getting the adrenal glands working again it should help my rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I am really looking forward to being able to move again and enjoy life. Love and continued blessings to you!

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      Kenlie
      December 3, 2016 at 12:18 am

      When are you having surgery, Kim? I’m finally at the point where I’m glad I did it. For some reason it took me much longer than most people. I wish you all the best with it too!

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    iamkarlam
    November 22, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Glad you posted, I was wondering how you were doing. Have a nice Thanksgiving

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      Kenlie
      November 22, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      I dropped a few pounds the day after I posted this. I’m doing okay, and I’m really looking forward to the holidays.

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