Countdown To Slim-Down -- T Minus 6 Days & Counting

Mar 20, 2013


Well, it's 6 days now. Since it's close to midnight when I am writing this, it's actually about 5 days, but we'll call it six. I meant to get to this earlier, but the damn power went out again for a couple hours.

I had an appointment with my surgeon's nurse and the last NUT appointment today. I'm pretty sure I had a bazillion questions for both of them, yeah that's a lot, but my head took a shit on the way there. I did manage to squeak out a few questions that I can't even remember right now. When I got there they immediately wanted to take my blood pressure. What is it with doctor's offices and taking your blood pressure after you run a mile to get to the little room?? I told the nurse it was going to be pretty. 165/98!!! I asked her if she wanted me to call 911 or if she was going to do it. It's kind of a running joke because the first time they took my blood pressure on my first appointment their machine was acting up and it was like 250/180 or something like that. It was pretty funny because I was bragging about how good my BP was doing these days. Needless to say, they didn't record that one nor the first one from today. They gave me about 10 minutes to calm down and it was 144/78, much better.

I have a bariatric education class tomorrow at the hospital and after that I have to pick up a little doggie bag that "Nurse Cathy" left for me. I guess it has some information packets and an incentive breather thing in it too. I'm supposed to practice...

I got the scoop on my diet from the NUT. Apparently I am on liquids until I leave the hospital. Once I get home I am to start on pureed foods for 8 weeks. On the 9th week I go to mushy for a week and then 10th and beyond I introduce solids as they can be tolerated. I am supposed to see the NUT like once a month I think or once every other or every 3rd month. I'll have to check that out. Anyway, I guess that's cool because they look at my weight, ask me what I'm eating, and if I'm losing at a rate too fast/slow, then they adjust the diet accordingly. One thing that struck me as a bit odd is that they said at like the 8 week time frame I should be at about 1500 to 1800 calories per day. That seems high to me?? I guess since the vast majority of it is protein that it would be similar to Atkins and on Atkins you could eat a bazillion (there it goes again) calories and still lose weight. From what I hear on this board from others, I'm not sure I'll be able to stuff that much food down there.

The NUT was stressing the no more than 3 meals and 2 shakes a day plan. I have to get 105g of protein and I'm wondering with only 2 shakes how I am going to get that much protein in but we'll see. Maybe if I double up on the protein scoops for the shakes and sprinkle some in my food that'll do it. I'll use it likes it SENSA and shake my SENSA. Shake my way to losing weight baby!!

That makes me think of that damn shake weight infomercial. Have you ever seen that thing? Have you ever seen the commercial for it? Remind you of anything in particular? I'm thinking the guys will get it!! I just about fell out on the floor when I saw that infomercial. If you're a lady and you're married to or dating a man, he can save you some money on not buying one of those shake weights. I'm just sayin'!!!!!!! I never said it, but you KNOW what I'm sayin'!!

Okay, before I go too much further into the gutter, I'm out. I guess when it's late at night I can type more. Whatever!