I went to my PCP yesterday to discuss medication changes and medical care from this point. Because my comorbidities are not typical, I was not able to let go of any of my medications. I am looking forward to geting lower dosages though.
I learned that I have lost 33 lbs since November 14th, 20 lbs can be attributed to the liver shrink diet, and 13 can be contributed to surgery. It's a small amount, but, I'll take it! Can't say I would have lost this at this time of year if it weren't for this surgery and being in this process, so for that I am thankful! The Nurse and Doctor were jumping up and down excited for me .... I was just a bump on the log ... I guess because I have been down this road so much before, it doesn't sound like a grandious achievement. However, again, I'll take it! Even though I haven't lost a size yet, My clothes are nice and loose, very comfortable!
I resumed my counseling sessions today ... I have been going to my counselor for years to deal with issues that encouraged an unhealthy relationship with food. So now my sessions are taking a turn. Now I am staying with counseling to manage the events that come as a result of my weight loss journey. Not that I am expecting a fiasco at some point, but, that I prefer to have monthly sessions with my counselor to help keep me focused on my emotional health. I don't know about you guys, but, I fervently believe that without emotional health, everything else will fall apart, including my relationships and progress.
I'm happy about having the surgery, although I have to say even though I prepared, prepared, and prepared by going to support groups, asking questions, reading blogs, books, articles .... it is NOT easy, but, it is rewarding. I am learning myself all over again ... learning to eat and drink appropriately for my new stoma, because i need to do this for myself. I appreciate the undesirable experiences because they let me know My limitations ...
as a result, My goals at this point are as follows:
* No eating after 1900 ct (if I missed my final snack, I just miss it)
* Protein shake or high protein at the start of each day
* Excercise by walking or floor excercises (no sit-ups) until my 6 week dr visit.
* Document food on www.myfitnesspal.com
(you can customize your diary to calories/fat/protein/sodium/carbs, etc)
I'm finally looking forward to the success the future brings!