3 weeks out = 3 weeks after having had weight loss surgery
When I first started reading blogs focused on weight loss, I was a little confused. Everyone is always having an NSV!
NSV = Non-Scale Victory = something cool that happens during weight loss besides seeing your pounds or kilos going down.
Then, for the ladies, they would have a visit from TOM, or TTOTM. Tom? Is he someone who travels around the world somehow making a woman's weight go up or stall?
TOM = Time Of the Month and TTOTM = That Time Of The Month
I started reading forums (like obesityhelp.com), and needed a decoder ring at first to break the code people had on their posts, such as "HW = a, SW = b, CW = c, GW = d." Translated this is:
HW = highest weight
SW = surgery weight (or start weight, if losing without surgery)
CW = current weight
GW = goal weight
And I will admit that I puzzled over this one for a while: OT in the title of a post
OT = Off Topic = a post on a weight loss forum not related to weight loss
Now, I totally understand acronyms and assigning specific meaning to words and phrases! After all, my training is in mental health, and we have ADHD, ODD, GAD, SAD, BPD, PTSD, DID, NOS and the DSM, among others.
But I have to admit, I got quite the visual when my surgeon said I could "advance my diet" yesterday. Advance it? As in, the zombies are advancing? As in, some jobs required an advanced degree? Or as in Monopoly, the "advance to the nearest railroad" card?
I guess it is all of that, really--my pureed diet was like preschool, and now I've advanced a grade to primary school. I am advancing in my fight against the fat cells. My diet graduated and is now in 1st grade, so gave up naps for language arts and mathematics.
I don't know, maybe I think about these things too much--or I have way too vivid of an imagination--or my mind doesn't really see the world in the usual way. But what I WILL say is I am SO glad to advance to soft foods! I can't even say how glad. I had puree for 3 weeks, due to the holidays. That's long enough!
Soft foods, look out, because I'm advanced!
P.S. I can't really eat apples yet. I just liked this picture. :-)