Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2 months post-op

So, I thought I'd share a some before and now pictures for my 2 month bandiversary, which was yesterday.  Better late than never.  I actually had my DH home tonight to try and take pics in the same place we took them the night before the surgery.  In some ways I can see differences and in some I can't.  I will preface with the fact that clearly we were dealing with the night before surgery and I had worked long hours leading up to that as I didn't know how long I'd be out.  They are true "before" pics!  Also, I have had a good haircut and color with a shade lighter since then.  I notice it as a huge difference but can now see why most people just know "something is different" but aren't quite sure.  I think the darker, new color might be the one to stick with when I am not tan.

Ok...enough pointing out the flaws.

I'm clearly happier.  : )  However, I can also tell the shirt is looser.  When I put on my shorts tonight, I could also feel a difference.

Not quite as pregnant.  Not quite as pulling, although I think I have a different bra on.  : )

Here is where I see the most difference.  First with the hair.  Then also with my cheeks a little.  We'll see.  I know as I lose, it will be more dramatic.

Tomorrow is weigh in day.  I have walked 4 times.  I have been trying with the water.  Today I had a huge NSV.  We have quarterly meetings that I have to attend.  The person running them always orders from a great pizza place.  This morning I asked him to get me a salad, as they also have great salads.  I had a salad and just 1 piece of pizza.  Huge difference from months ago when I'd be going for 4 -5 pieces over the course of the meeting.  This morning's peak had me below 260, we'll see if it holds out.  I am going to down a ton of water before I go to bed in about 2 hours so hopefully by morning I am flushing the rest of the salt from the pizza out of the system.

MIL comes next week for Thanksgiving.  She and I get along.  I don't always agree with her ways.  I don't believe she takes care of herself.  But...for the most part, it's fine.  She is bringing so much flippin' food to make for Thanksgiving.  Here is the problem.  I am hosting both DH's mother and sister and nieces, but also my parents, sister and BIL and nieces and nephew.  14 people total.  Both sides have their own traditional foods - so we'll be making basically 2 dinners worth of food.  For all of these people.  I love love love cooking.  I'm not sure how I'm going to do a ham and a turkey and all of the other stuff in my kitchen though.  Eeek...good planning, good planning.

: )

And I'm having a fill the day before Thanksgiving, so hopefully that helps with the whole control piece.

How are you all anticipating Thanksgiving and handling it?


  1. You can totally see the difference, especially in the face!! You are doing great. I've done that craziness for Thanksgiving before and it just takes a lot of planning and a little luck. We're headed to Disney this year so I don't have to worry about that nonsense. Good luck!

  2. I can see the difference in the face. Your eyes are more pronounced. In several months you will be so glad you took these pictures. You will not know that person in the before ones! You are doing great.

  3. I can tell a difference. You are doing great! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see future updates!

  4. Paige I see the difference in your eyes. They look larger and more defined. I also see more contouring on your face. Good luck with Thanksgiving. I"m going to try to just enjoy the people and have tastes of really great food.

  5. The difference is very noticable in your eyes! Welldone Paige, I really enjoy seeing the changes - even the subtle ones in everyones pictures.

    I look forward to seeing these changes within my own photos too!! :)

  6. You are doing great! I can really see a difference in your face :)

  7. I can see the difference in your face, neck and shoulders easily. And I would say your waist measurement has dropped too. By a fair bit.


  8. I can so see a difference! I am so proud of you! Be happy!

  9. You need another stove! Wow - your Thanksgiving sounds a little crazy!

    I see the difference. Your cheeks are smaller, your stomach is smaller. I hate to say it but I think your boobs are smaller too, but maybe that is the bra. You are doing so well! Great job!