Wow, after one week of my new eating I've lost 6 lbs.!!!! I'm so thrilled. Sure makes me glad I didn't give in and buy Doritos last night LOL
I'm doing very well on sticking to it. My hubbie went through the cupboards and got rid of all that wasn't "healthy" including almost all of the pasta (my personal favorite)The entire family is eating this way, and there haven't been too many complaints from the kids. We did have baked fish the other night and most of the kids had a sandwich, but we all ate a little bite of it just to taste. I thought it was good, but missing something....huuuh....oh yes, must have been the cheese sauce I would normally have put on it. Oh It was great to see the scales go down!!!!
We are using Zonya Foco's cookbook "Lickety-Split Meals". It is wonderful!! Great healthy meal for people on the go!! I would recommend it to everyone!
I go for my feedback from psy. eval on Jan. 10....then it's off to the surgeon. I am hoping to do well enough on the 1200 cal, that I won't have to do the liquid Optifast for six weeks prior to surgery! It's pretty costly, almost $1,000 total. We'll see! It is up to the surgeon if Optifast is required or not - hopefully for me it won't be.
Well, that wasn't the best way to spend an evening, but it's done! Sleep study was last night. Weird to sleep in a different bed all hooked up to a million wires!! No definite answer on sleep apnea yet though, they did say that my oxygen levels drop but didn't tell me by how much.
On the 10th I officially passed the psych. eval!! She recommended me for WLS. Then I saw the dietician again. She's been great and so much help. She was thrilled with my weight loss!! We went and got scheduled for my surgical consult. with Dr. Wease. It is on January 31. I was wanting it earlier in the month but he's on vacation for two weeks...bummer...but we ARE learning patients through this process!!!!
Just a small update. I have a date for my sleep study. It is Tuesday 1-11-05!! Just next week. I'm glad they got me in right away. Now I worry that I won't be able to sleep with all those wires and knowing that someone is out there watching me!! I worry WAY too much!!!!!
It's official....I have sleep apnea. O2 levels dropped more than 144 times in the night and I stopped breathing all together numerous times as well. What a bummer!!! I never really thought I'd have it, I just wanted to rule it out cuz I've heard of people going into surgery and waking up on a vent, due to undiagnosed sleep apnea. Well, I'm so claustraphobic - I do not want to wake up on a vent!! So I asked my PCP for the sleep study. WOW, I sure am glad that I did!! I go Wed. (19th) to get fitted for my cpap machine.
This cpap machine is so hard to get used to. I found a non-mask type that is the Nasal Aire II. It's good because it’s more like oxygen tubing and NOT a mask on my face. But I still wake up 4 - 6 times each night in a total panic and yank the thing from my face! Then I wake up enough to know it is supposed to be there. But then it takes a while to calm myself back down and put it back on (thank God for ramp mode)!! So, I'm actually getting LESS sleep with this thing than I was before!! :(
I go see the surgeon on the 31st. I'm excited about that. I'm working on a list of questions to ask him. I also need to write a letter to my insurance company describing what MO has done to my day to day life. (I'm not eloquent enough for this). I am hoping that Dr. Wease will allow me to use my PCP for all of my blood work up and stuff instead of their internal medicine doctor. Their IM doc. is out of network for
and I don't think I should have to pay out of pocket for it when my PCP can order whatever tests are needed anyway. So, we'll see. I guess it's worth fighting for since it's my money!!