Getting my appetite back
I've done really well so far so I don't want to use this period as an excuse to eat everything, especially as the switch to solid food has likely slowed my weight loss (I don't always weigh myself and haven't stepped on the scales for a while). I have had the odd glass of wine, but nowhere near what I would have had before the op, so I'm proud of myself for that.
I do have to be careful with foods and how much I chew though, as food can get stuck in the band even now and it will only get worse once it's inflated. I've had food get stuck twice because I'm still getting used to eating so slowly, the first time I was really sick and the second time I used water to flush it out and ended up choking quite badly. I've learnt my lesson now and am going to be more careful.
Two dress sizes down
A lot of my favourite dresses are now hanging off me and even clothes I bought recently in smaller sizes are starting to get quite baggy. I'm going to alter what I can and put some dresses away for my future maternity wardrobe but I'm going to avoid buying a whole new wardrobe for a while as it will just be a waste of money.
It has been so nice to be able to put on clothes that I haven't been able to wear in a couple of years and it has made me feel so much more confident.
Being more active
I really can't wait to get to the south-west next month to go swimming on the beach. I'm also going to get back to swimming at least three times a week at the local pool, as well as look for a Zumba and yoga class nearby. Not only is all this exercise making me feel more energised - which is great after weeks of being exhausted - it is only going to help with my weight loss.
Even though I was sticking to my skincare routine for the last seven weeks, it wasn't until I'd eaten vegetables for a few days that I saw a real difference. I've now been craving vegetables and the more I eat, the better my skin looks, especially after a week of salad for lunch and dinner. It seems that my complexion is going to be a big indicator as to whether or not I'm getting all the vitamins and nutrients I need.
I'm looking forward to seeing what other changes are going to take place in the coming months.