Last week I started attending a support group and I’ve ordered samples of shakes, so I wouldn’t waste the money on a tub just to find out that I can’t stand the taste after surgery (I learned that here). I starting to look into vitamins and plan to start taking them next week. I’ve increased my protein intake and started to read labels…I’m so upset that I won’t be able to have Chobani yogurt w/FRUIT (too much sugar) . I’ve increased my exercise (the puppy and I are up to 2 mile walks, his little legs really move).
I even started to budget for the added expense of the vitamins, supplements and shakes.
But with all I’ve done I feel like I’m not prepared for this life changing journey. I know I’m mentally ready, I just don’t feel I have my “house “in order. I feel there is so much more I need to do I just don’t know what it is… I feel overwhelmed.
Any Ideas on what else I can do; what I’ve missed or just how to relieve this feeling would be greatly appreciated.
(repost from my blog)
Hi Pumpkin, I'm leaning toward RNY but haven’t 100% ruled out VSG. Then band was never an option for me and after reading some of yours and others experience. It just gave validity to my decision, NOT to have the band. Side note: I was around and reading when the whole Naomi thread was up… might have made one or two unfavorable non-WLS comments towards her veiws
Congrats on getting your journey underway.
If your puppy is truly a puppy, 2 mile walks are TOO MUCH! Until their bones are fully formed and growth plates are closed at around 12-18 months depending on the breed, forced exercise should be limited. Here is a document I refer people to that explains why and how much: