Okay, I’ve been bad at posting updates lately…ugh! So much going on and my surgery is now in less than 6 weeks!
I am now down 17.5 lbs on my pre-op diet (from my highest weight) and it’s still going well, although there are definitely a few cheat meals happening weekly. Trying to find the balance between feeling like I’m giving myself and adequate “food funeral”, and making up for that with sticking to the strict 1200-1300 calories a day, low carb, low fat, high protein diet.
Part of my research for the 12-18 months has been watching YouTube videos. Sounds strange, right? But there is a healthy community of WLS patients who have (and continue) to document their weight loss journeys, and their personal stories are so powerful. I’ve learned so much, and been inspired, and strengthened by those who have put themselves out there fully – the good, the bad and the ugly.
I started thinking that it was only fitting that I do the same thing, beyond this blog, and start posting videos myself. Maybe one day someone considering the same path may find them useful!
I posted my first YouTube video today, and it’s pretty real. Typing “460 lbs” on this blog is one thing, and saying “I weigh(ed) 460 pounds” on video for the world to see is something else. But, it’s part of the journey, and it’s necessary.
I’ve embedded the video below, and you can subscribe to my YouTube channel (LessofSarah, ‘natch) here: