New Experiences

Well. This has been an eventful past few days. The world almost ended. I began work, and I thought I was going to die.

When I heard about the Rapture, first I was pretty pissed. You mean to tell me that the world is going to end, and my last meal was 1/4 cup of cottage cheese?!? After much (actually not much) thinking, I came to accept the fact that if I am Raptured, at least I will be 20 lbs lighter, making it a bit of an easier trip. That's right, in less than two weeks, I am about 20 lbs lighter. I can't really tell, and I'm sure no one else can really tell. But hey I'll take it. I know there will be stalls in weight loss, but its nice to see the scale drop even an ounce or two every day.

I ended up working my part time job this past weekend. I was a little nervous, but tried to think of the four hours, as a prelude to Monday, when the real work begins. Thanks to my wonderful staff, I was able to relax a little at work. I was however, a little jealous of everyone watching them enjoy pizza, chips and cookies, while I try to get down my 3 ounces of apple sauce. Someday, I will be able to enjoy a slice of pizza though. I can't wait. Actually, I can't wait to have scrambled eggs. I can't wait to have eggs period. Make em any way, deviled, egg salad, and omelets. I can't wait to have a veggie burger. Okay, I need to stop thinking about food.

It's funny, I had this surgery so I would stop obsessing about food, and here I am, my life currently revolves around food. When can I eat, when can I drink, write down exactly what and how much I ate, was that 1 cup of soup too many calories? Ugh, I can't wait until I can just "know" what is right for me, without having to worry so much!

I had my first experience last night with what not to do. I was making some mashed cauliflower, and saw some skittles sitting on the table, I've been eyeing them for the past couple of days. I'm not really a sweets person, but every now and then they get the best of me. I finally caved, and had one. I made sure to chew the heck out of it, waited a minute, and I seemed okay, so I had another, and another, finally I think I had about ten skittles. Not so bad right? WRONG! Within 20 minutes of having them I was doubled over in pain. I thought I was going to die. I had the worst cramps, abdominal pains, esophagus pains, back pains, everything pains. I went and lied down for a bit in my room, slept for about  ten minutes, thought I was better, got up and quickly realized I was not. So back to the couch I went where for the next hour or so I continued to hate myself for causing this much pain. Finally after three hours and some vomiting, I was back to normal. Lesson learned. No more sugar. I tried researching Dumping Syndrome between stabbing pains, to see if there was a way to make this go away. The Internets answer: Don't eat sugary foods. Thanks, I think I figured that one out on my own.

Today is my first day back at my full time job. I was feeling pretty good this morning, was able to get a few things done, but as the afternoon approaches I am finding my energy dissipating. I had to get up and just walk around the building for a bit to try and wake myself up. I also have to work my part time job tonight, so today is the true test if I  can do this. Right now I would really like a cup of coffee. Water it is.

I'm a little sad that the ring that I wear on my right hand, is starting to be way too big for me, it's always been a little loose, but now its falling off all the time. I think when I reach my goal weight I will treat myself to a nice new one!

I bet some of you are curious about  what I eat daily. So here is what I will be having today:

8-8:30-8 oz water
9-9:30- 3 oz greek yogurt w/ honey
10-12:30- 16 oz water
1-1:30- 1/2 mashed cauliflower
2-4:30- 16 oz water
5-5:30- 2 oz Sugar free pudding
6-7:45 16 oz water
8:30- 9:00- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
9:30- bed- 16 oz water


  1. I am hungry just looking at your list- as I am cooking my sweet potato & chorizo vegan mac n' cheese (insert drool here) don't worry Sa it will be all worth it and before you know it you wil enjoying that mini slider veggie burger :-)

  2. I can't even think about food right now, that 1/2 cup of cauliflower stuffed me to the gills lol

  3. It is so fun to follow your blog, as we are on the same timetable. I had VSG on the 16th and I am still on liquids until Wednesday. How funny, I thought the same thing about "The Rapture". If it happened, my last meal was a lousy protein shake, lol!

    Sorry about the skittles, but it is a good lesson for me to read as I have been tempted to stick something in my mouth. I need to take care of this newly structured tummy of mine.

    I am starting back to work slowly this week, too, but have really missed everyone I work for. It will be good to get out.

    I am seriously looking forward to cottage cheese this week, lol!

  4. Thanks Sandy! I'm happy to be back at work, as it gets me back in the routine of things again, and think it will be alot easier for me to get in all that water!

    Good luck with everything! And enjoy that cottage cheese, I know I did ;)

  5. Sarah do you know how much you have lost so far? Love reading your blog btw.

  6. Including the whopping 4 lbs I lost the week preop I have lost a total of 22 lbs.

  7. Sarah, your blog is so interesting! I can't even imagine what you're going through...But what you write is so captivating. It makes me laugh, and it even makes me tear up. Keep up the great work! I'm sure it's hard, but it'll be so worth it in the end :)

  8. Thanks Julie! It's def been interesting so far, I truely appreciate all the overwhelming support that's been shown these past couple of weeks :)


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