Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pre-Op diet: Day 2.

I hate to say it like this, but I am already cheating. To a very low calorie count, but still. I need to figure out how this is going to work best.

See, I got home and warmed up a lean cuisine for supper (per the diet instructions). And ate it. And then I was going to make a protein shake later. But I've already had two today and wasn't thrilled by the idea of it. Especially since I've had 80 grams or so of protein already. So I had about 1 oz. of turkey keilbasa and 1 sf mouse cup with a dollop of whip cream (like 1/2 teaspoon or less). And a bite of rice. So probably around the 200 calories that the shake would have been. I just wanted something to eat instead of the damn shakes. I don't like them that well. It's not that it tastes bad, it's just that I like food. Hence, the current situation.

So while I wasn't perfect today, I did avoid the candy in the office, the cookies at our open house, etc. I never even had a piece of halloween candy at work (or at home-- I had 3 small ones on halloween and none before or after-- I'm a rockstar on that one because boy are they easy to eat! and, there have been tons around).

Today's scale was pretty okay. Down to 292. In 1 pound I will have lost 20 lbs pre-op. Perhaps I'll see that tomorrow?

I did go for a walk today. Twice. It's such a pain in the ass to do. But when I do it, I feel better every time. And then I think "this is what normal people do all the time."

Fake it till you make it, right!?!

I am just so ready for this period to be over. At some point I will take some pictures. Probably the day before surgery. I'm starting to get excited. Especially reading some of the success stories. They blow me away. I'm looking forward to it :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So I haven't written in a while and maybe I won't write again.. but I just wanted to track a little bit. No one reads this so it matters not much, except I want to have a record of events.

I am scheduled for surgery in 2 weeks. YUP. 2 weeks! This means that I started my pre-op diet today.

I am scheduled to take off 3 days for the surgery and recovery (plus the weekend). I am hopeful I feel up to work on the following Monday. I was kind of surprised how quickly they scheduled me in - my meeting with the surgeon was 1 week ago. So they rock in how quickly they got this set up. I am very pleased by that. 

It is awkward- I am not at a place where I am interested in telling folks at work. One nice thing is that my office is moving to another building so I am thinking people are not really going to notice a change in my habits as I suspect they would in the current set up. I haven't been there a long time (2 1/2 months) so I am not really close to anyone. We will see how it all goes. I am looking forward to it all and to getting this done with!

So here are my stats currently:

Highest weight: 311

Start of pre-op diet: 293.6

Goal weight: 175 (I think, for now. We will see. I'm not married to the number-- it's how I feel!).

So soon I will be a bander. I am looking forward to joining you all FINALLY!