A small food victory!
Oct 31, 2007
I had a huge victory in the sweet department yesterday. One which I am proud of .......I went ot the grocery store to pick up a few items......I decided that I wanted a chocolate covered donut.....you know, the ones that look like maple bars.....walked all the way over to the bakery......stared at the donuts and managed to talk myself out of it.....WOW....that is huge.
Next, on the way out of the store, I walked by the Starbucks counter....oh, a mocha would be so good right now.....stood lin line.....almost ready to order (thank goodness someone was ahead of me), then I changed my mind and walked out of the store without my mocha.....another huge victory.
Later that night, I did give in, put in a much smaller portion. I ate a chocolate pudding cup after dinner. I was proud of myself for what I accomplished.......I am making headway in this weight loss game.......
Oct 29, 2007
Well, as pointed out my one of my OH friends, I have been neglecting to post any information about what is going on.
I have been approved for my surgery, and it will be on 12/12/07. Still about 6 weeks out, but that is fine. I didn't want to have it right before Turkey Day, but needed to have it completed by the end of the year for insurance reasons. I finally met my HIGH deductible and want to get the most benefits from my insurances. So.....with that being said, daily I question my decision. I know it my heart, I have made the correct decision for myself, but still have some doubts. I am assuming that it is quite normal.....just want to make sure I am not making a mistake. I know in my heart, I am not, so I guess I am moving forward.
I have my pre-op appointment mid November...and wouldn't ya know it, they don't have morning appointments for that, so I made the afternoon appt. I was not thrilled about it, as I have a extremely difficult time driving after dark. I know, isn't that the pits. I resigned myself to the fact that I will be spending the night in Portland after my appointment. Going to make this trip solo...which is fine. I am looking forward to it, but am also a little apprehensive about it. I have thought about asking some of my online friends that live in Portland if they would like to get together the morning after to meet for coffee or something. Think that would be nice, and I do need all the support I can get. So, we will see if it pans out. I got my room on Priceline.com, and for a great rate....or at least one that I was extremely pleased with.....so that is cool.
I have been doing my daily walks, in fact, I just purchased an IPOD to help me with my walking. I figure that if I have some music, it will be more enjoyable. I do enjoy the walking and I am progressing in the distance.....adding a little more every day, which is huge. I remember when I began, I could hard walk very far at all, now I am walking and feeling better. I actually look forward to it, and so does my companion, my dog......he likes it too. So, it definitely benefits both of us. Which is huge.
I am struggling with my food.....it is definitely a constant battle. I have to remind myself .......and have cut down my portion sizes.....and am feeling better. Need to work on my fluids. The easy part is not drinking before,during or immediately after eating. I have that part down pat......but it is other times when I need to remember to tip my elbow!
I am down about 30 POUNDS from my starting weight, which feels great. My clothes are beginning to hang from my body....and my pants are sagging something awful. I am waiting for someone to notice the weight loss......a compliment from someone would be so encouraging right about now........in time I guess.
I guess that about catches up on everything.....................
Jul 05, 2007
I was also at a July 4th BBQ yesterday with my family, and talked about my wanting surgery to 2 relatives. It appeared they were supportive, so that was another huge step for me. I felt some relief. They asked tons of questions, and answered the best that I could. So that was cool.
I have also lost 7 pounds, a small start, but it has to to begin somewhere, right? So, I am beginning my journey.......and that is HUGE too.
Jun 29, 2007