My blog was such a big part of all of that. It was my virtual support group. I know people in real life who have had the same surgery who haven't been successful and I have suggested that they blog because it was such a vital part of my process.
But for me anyway, blogging during maintenance is boring. I don't want to post a weekly picture of my toes and the number on the scale. I don't want to hash out all of the same stuff that I've already discussed here, although I know followers come and go and it may not be all that boring to you. But it is boring to write about it.
I also know there are other bloggers in maintenance that are not at all boring! Lap Band Gal & Amy W. are just a couple of blogs that come to mind, but I know there are lots of others. They post interesting things in weight loss news, or about their lives and I love to read them.
Like me, there are also lots of bloggers who have had health issues to blog about. I came back to my blog in January because I was facing a band slip and surgery. Then I blogged about the recovery (spoiler alert - it sucked!) and I've mentioned that my bland slipped again, although nothing is really going on with that right now. It has slipped, but I haven't had it removed. My surgeon's office is staffed by snails and slugs (all amazing, wonderful people, but they move really, really, really, r e a l l y, slowly). I am not having any symptoms (except outrage). So there is nothing to report really.
Things are as boring as the weather in Eugene, Oregon today. This is a "cold and gray skies" sort of post.
I am maintaining the weight I lost when I a̶l̶m̶o̶s̶t̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶r̶v̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶e̶a̶t̶h̶ couldn't eat much for several weeks following surgery. I weigh about 151. I am 5'8". I am eating a lot right now. Like three squares plus snacks. I am struggling to stay in my calorie goal, but I am happy with my weight so I am not stressing about it too much at the moment. My BMI is 23. When I had my cardiac ablation on the 24th, the nurse called me "little" (at 5'8" tall I am not normally considered "little").
I like being called little.