I have been a little more busy at work, but also my running and exercise picked up through the summer – and so have my other outdoor activities (cold hot tub and cocktail, anyone?). And last but not least, I spent a couple of weeks in Europe, Germany and the Czech Republic. As you may remember, my I am from Germany and my family and friends still live there, so we went to see them and travel a little. I have received rave reviews in Germany, and people were amazed at how I looked and at my athletic successes! Everyone was positive — in all honesty, I have yet to hear anyone say anything negative about surgery or even pick up a bad vibe from people. I still don’t tell everyone but I also don’t keep it a secret either.
But beside being busy, there is one more reason why I have been a little more quiet. This is a blog about Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy – but in the last few months I really haven’t had much going on that was VSG specific. My life seems to be just going normal and not to different from anyone else who is watching their food a little (which is what most people do) and who are trying to exercise a little (which is also what most people do). I felt I kept boring people with my running and biking and people didn’t come to read about these things but more about post-VSG life.
As for weightloss, I had stalled for an amazing 2 months right before vacation during which I actually went more up than down. At the same time, I didn’t care. I really did not care and I was happy I had reached the point where I thought that I am doing the right thing and that I will continue to lose weight as soon as my body is ready. We returned from Europe on 8/29 (we left 8/14) and returning I had lost 0.6 pounds. This is after 2 weeks (and the end of a stall that had started on 6/30) of more or less not caring much for what I ate – usually being under on protein, over on carbs and of course enjoy the company of friends with wine and beer – but at the same time walking a lot just to get to places. Since then, I have lost another 2.5 pounds and I am now less than 10 pounds away from being overweight (and no longer obese).
So, don’t give up on me and my blog – I do believe come winter in Michigan, I will spend a little more of my spare time at my computer and write a little more so don’t just unsubscribe, ok now?