Sorry I have been MIA this week – it’s been hella-nuts! Between work and kids stuff I have been going like the energizer bunny!
So my goal was to get in a routine this week. Fail. See above hella-crazy week. It has been so crazy I haven’t even had time to think about how I’m feeling about things.
I was supposed to have my post-op appointment with my doctor Thursday. After 2 hours of sitting in the waiting room without being called, I told the receptionist I was out. I had a meeting to run and could not wait any longer. (Then the power went out in my whole town so I had to reschedule the damn thing anyway-was not my afternoon Thursday). To say I’m unimpressed with my doctor’s staff and lack of respect for my time is an understatement. The last appointment was 4.5 hours long. For what we covered, there should have been no reason for a 4.5 hour appointment. I sat in the waiting room 4 hours of that-not kidding. There’s also the huge inconsistancies with post-op instruction and care! I am writing one hell of a letter, and I may even post it on review sites. Ok, enough of my rant….
So that being said, I must rely on my own stats for now and really not know if I’m on target or not (dammit):
- Aug 1: HW 240
- Sept 4: pre-op diet start 232.2 (-7.8)
- Sept 16: SW 230 (-2.2)
- Current weight 211.6 (-18.4)
- Total loss (-28.4)
I think I’m doing ok.
Still struggling with getting enough fluids. I’m trying to sip sip sip as much as possible, but am being more conscience of the -30/+30 no drinking with eating rule.
I have to say being able to eat foods as tolerated since Wednesday has been such a relief. I can’t seem to eat more than 2oz at a time but that’s ok, I’m getting full and making good choices.
Preparing food has been therapeutic too. I’m cooking for me and it’s not just protein shakes, eggs or soup. It’s doing a lot for the psyche. Trying to put up a page on the blog with recipes I make and like. I made a protein bar that’s yum and super nutritious. I bought a mini-crockpot for me and plan to break it in with an oatmeal next week – found an awesome looking recipe on Pinterest I must try. I want to use it now but kind of prepared too much food that I need to just eat on the rest of this week before I make anything else. Still adjusting to cooking for much smaller portions…
I did manage to get on the treadmill once this week. I was beat red and dripping sweat after power walking 2.5 miles, so color me a little nervous about my 5k in the morning… I’m sure I will post about that tomorrow! 🙂
So here’s to getting myself into a routine as of next week. It’s not supposed to be as crazy!
See you tomorrow!