There are positives this week. I was able to do +2 mile walks this week, furthest since my knee surgery. Being able to increase my exercise will help to make up for some calories. Up to this week, I had to maintain strictly from my diet and it is more difficult. I also received some wonderful NSV's at a family function which made me extremely grateful for being banded on this holiday. Last Thanksgiving I had just started with fills and didn't have any help from my band.
I did have one confusing moment at the family function I mentioned. Some family members gave me wonderful compliments on my weight loss. Then, out of the blue, one of my more "outspoken" family members, walked up to me and loudly asked "How did you lose all that weight? It couldn't be just from walking!" I was taken by surprise and was speechless for a few seconds. I have only shared my WLS with a few select members and my wonderfully supportive husband. Now that I have lost the weight, I fully intend to eventually share it with them, but this was not the time or the place. At this point everyone in the room was looking and listening. My wonderful husband saved me by talking about the protein shakes I drink and how I rarely eat carbs. One-to-one I usually respond to this question by talking about my exercise and smaller portions, I was just not prepared to be called out like that in the middle of a room. I don't blame the family member, I don't think she meant to make me the center of attention. She just has one of those loud voices that can be heard over everyone else's. She really was curious and interested in losing weight herself.
Since this is my Thanksgiving post, I want to give thanks to God:
- For this wonderfully healthy life that I now have.
- For my supportive husband who has been there for me since I was banded last Sept.
- For my beautiful daughter and granddaughters who complete my life.
- For making it possible for me to be banded, if not for insurance, I doubt it would have happened.
- For all the bloggers out there who give support and encouragement.