What’s New at Week 22

(That’s not me in the picture, but it represents how I’m feeling right now after 22 weeks!) Here I am a little over 5 months post-op and I still can’t believe that I’ll never be getting another period again. I was at work, in one of the bathroom stalls and I could hear the person…

Week 17: Exercises I’m Avoiding

I’m still hoping that I can start exercising like how I was before my operation, so I tried to do some real planks where I held it for around 10 seconds. I was able to do that, but then the next day, I felt really sore. So here are some exercises that I’m going to…

On Post-Op Weight Loss

When I was going to have my surgery, I know that I was going to be sedentary for six weeks. I also knew that when I didn’t feel well, I tend to eat yummy things like sausage, bread, cakes, cookies, etc. which would cause me to gain weight. About Me and My Fitness Level I’m…

Made it to the Gym!

Last week, I decided to start going to the gym before work rather than workout after work to get it over with. I found that when I exercised in the morning, my back was a lot less stiff and I had a bit more energy (other than the afternoon “drowsies”!) than if I had not…

Crustless Egg Frittata

I’ve been eating eggs and oatmeal for breakfast for quite some time and I notice the difference when I eat a hearty breakfast vs. eating a skimpy one.  Lots of people say that they skip breakfast…don’t do it! You’ll end up starting your day on the wrong foot. Here’s my recipe for a crustless egg…

Having My Life Back (3 Month Update)

It’s been 3 months since my surgery and things are still going pretty well. Here are some things that I still notice about my body: I still can’t jump or do anything that stretches my ab area without feeling sore the next day I still can’t wear jeans without feeling sore the next day, but the…

Turkey Sausage Recipe

When it comes to choosing between bacon and sausage, I always go for the sausage…hands down! I used to boil my store-bought turkey sausage which helped keep the sodium down, but then one day I thought to myself “I wonder if there’s a recipe for turkey sausage patties?”…and lo and behold…there are!  The store-bought sausages…

Trying to Keep the Weight Off

I knew how long recovery would be and how I’d have to rest my body and I also know how much I loved eating junk food like cookies, chips…anything tasty…when I wasn’t feeling so well.  Because of that, I asked my trainer to develop a meal plan for me because I’ve been working hard at…

Sore Again (Week 9)

Here I am at week 9 and I felt sore all week. I’m not sure why. I normally felt the soreness whenever I walked. At work, I’ve been walking 2-3 times a day (around 3000 steps according to my pedometer) so maybe that’s it? I’m not sure. I’ve also been exercising  a lot more –…

Things I Still Can’t Do at 2 Months

It’s been around 2 months since my operation and I’m feeling really well!  However, there are still some things I can’t do. #1: Wear Jeans While I can fit in my jeans and wear them comfortably, a day or so after, I feel A LOT of soreness (like bruising) around my left side where I…

Recap: 1st week Back at Work

Last week was my first week back at work. My co-workers were really happy to see me and I was glad to have someone else to talk to other than my mom and my nieces and nephews who came to visit. I was worried about what I could wear because for the 6 weeks I…

Made it to Week 6!

I’ve made it to week 6!  I remember when I was suffering through week 1 and I thought “how could I possibly get better in just 6 weeks??” because the pain was excruciating. But…here I am! 😀 Overall, I feel really good. I feel a slight bruise-y feeling on my left side where I hurt…