Average weight: 102 lbs. | Discomfort/inconvenience: 2/10
(L->R, Up->Down) I’m looking especially good on Day 34, amiright? ;)
My blog entry title = the original lyrics that didn’t make the cut. They changed it to “Like a Virgin”… I can’t imagine why…
On day 28, I ate my first solid-food meals. Tofu for lunch, fish + mashed potatoes + overcooked broccoli for dinner. Most parts of my upper jaw are still numb, so chewing feels suuuuper weird. The consistency of the fish I was chewing on felt like I was chewing on my bottom lip. It was freaky.
On day 29, I–still unable to drive alone–walked to a nearby coffee shop and drank my first 16 oz. of delicious caffeine since August. Still can’t use a straw but I drank the whole damn thing without dribble! Also, I made dinner for myself (an uber-easy baked fish recipe, but still, baby steps!) and ate vanilla ice cream topped with Nutella for dessert (a stroke of genius). AND I GOT THE GREEN LIGHT TO DRIVE ON MY OWN. As a final confirmation of a great day, my iTunes shuffle kept selecting songs I loved.
On day 30, I celebrated my freedom by going shopping. I wanted so badly to buy clothes, but I’m still at least a size smaller than I should be. So instead, I bought chocolates!
Today, I went back to my orthodontist because my upper wire shifted and the end was poking into my flesh. When Dr. Chen saw me, standing in the waiting room talking to an assistant, he literally exclaimed, “Wow! You look really good!” Even though he saw me a week ago. Even though I haven’t changed all that much in the last week. It was much-needed encouragement :) Later, I asked him about the ridonkulous gap between my teeth in the front, and he said that while there may still be a chance I’ll need to get veneers, he’s going to rely on orthodontics to close up most of it.
As of two days ago, I started flossing again. It’s kind of scary flossing the upper teeth because I still can’t feel my gums, which means I have no way of gauging how violent I am with my floss. Another huge change is that within a week, I went from having zero upper & lower teeth touching to all of my teeth touching.
Food I have eaten in the past week:
- Scrambled eggs
- Soft sliced bread
- Sprinkles Cupcakes (three of them in the span of two days, actually)
- Blueberry muffins (from Sweet Tomatoes <3)
- Penne pasta
- Macaroni and cheese
I really didn’t expect to bounce back so fast, so now I have a huge stash of Ensure, Muscle Milk, and canned soup I don’t want to consume and don’t know what to do with.
From time to time (as in, every day), I check out my blog’s stats on the WordPress Dashboard. It shows me how people get to my blog via referral links, search engines, etc. Apparently someone found my blog by searching “legit meal”…. this person must’ve been sorely disappointed with what (s)he found, as this is like, THE source for anti-legit meals. So to you, whoever you are, sorry! But check back in two months ;)