Thursday, July 8, 2010

10 lbs!

I had my preop appointment yesterday with Dr. Mason. I have lost 10 lbs since I started my preop diet!!! That is exciting news since I don't ever remember a time when I have lost 10 lbs in less than 2 weeks :) Because I couldn't remember, I asked what I weighed back in April when I had my first consultation and I was 243. Yesterday at my appt I was 228. Dr. Mason described everything about the surgery to me all the incisions and so forth....

I also had my preop bloodwork, EKG & chest xray...signed all my registration & consent paperwork and eeek...Paid all the money...ugh I think it made my hubby a little sour to put out that much money but he said if it makes me happy and healthy its worth it. He's so sweet.

I recieved my Max protein powder in the mail monday and tried it...not so bad...not as good as regular chocolate milk but it'll do. I tried it with a couple different kinds of milk also...regular 2% milk, Mootopia 2% and also with Silk vanilla soy milk. I think it was the best with the soy. My cousin said that the Almond milk is even better than the soy so I will have to try that out too.

Here is my list of stuff for the hospital:

My blanket & squishy pillow (for comfort)

slippers (I ordered some zebra print ones that match my blanket)

comfy clothes (a sun dress & loose pair of pj's)


chap stick (im told this is a MUST)

wisp toothbrushes



I feel ready but we'll see how the nerves are at 7:00am Monday time is set for 9:30 but we have to be there at 7:45.
I work tomorrow and saturday so that will pass the time more quickly then sunday we are dropping the kiddos off with my parents...then it will be time for bed...I bet I won't sleep very well without my Ambien and being so excited/anxious...I'll let ya'll know how it goes.
Tata for now

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Preop diet

So I decided since I was ready I would start my preop diet two days I started on saturday and today is thursday...I have lost 5lbs! I can't believe its working! I went to the grocery store and got a bunch of stuff I could bring to work and then yesterday went & got some stuff to fix while I am off. I love the mindset I am in right now. I guess since I have been planning for months & I knew the day was coming I was ready! So here is what I have been eating.

I work 12 hr shifts & worked Saturday - Tuesday this week, its a wierd midshift so I sleep until its time to get up & go so I don't really eat breakfast but I have a protein shake...I still haven't found "the one" but I read about this one called Max Protein
on and she swears by it so I ordered a vanilla and chocolate & i'm waiting for it to come in the mail...I can't wait to try it and I hope it is the one!

Lunches: I have been eating a turkey patty or turkey meatballs with a little marinara, with single steamfresh packets of brussel sprouts
same thing for dinners while I was working...I hadn't cheated (which was unusual for me) and was so proud of myself and then somebody at work asked if I wanted to order out from a local sandwich first I said no but then remembered they have "unwiches" all the sandwich fixins minus the bread all wrapped up in lettuce! Yippee sure I will so I ordered my normal minus the bread and it was DELICIOUS! I didn't even miss the bread.

Last night for dinner I taught my step-daughter how to make stirfry...the fam ate it with rice and I had mine solo...didn't miss the rice either! Tonight yummy steaks on the grill with corn on the cob for them and steamed broccoli for me...should be super tastey!

Last night was a huge test! My girls wanted to make chocolate chip cookies & I knew that would totally be too much temptation so hubby helped them mix them up but they needed me to check them to see if they were done....I didn't even take one snitch!!! I am so proud of myself! Its totally God helping me through this because this would have been IMPOSSIBLE without Him!~