Well, well, well. The past couple of weeks have been kind of crazy. There has been so much going on in our lives. Bruce has been working very long hours in the cities, which leaves me on my own for breakfast and lunch. Needless to say, it has not been pretty. I ate too much junk, mostly carbs, not enough protein, and not enough exercise.
The problem is Bruce has worked from home for so long he has been doing lunches, and that way I do not have to think about it. But now I need to start planning. Planning is not my strong suit.
Despite what happened and as nervous as I was about going, I went to my dietitian. I lost 2 pounds. It was a really good session and I went away feeling accomplished, and set some simple goals.
1. Only weigh myself 1x per week, on Thursdays. The reason for this is so that I weigh myself before we leave on our trips to Atlanta to meet our first granddaughter, and to Chicago for our niece’s Wedding. Because Bruce and dietitian know me, if I weigh myself afterwards I will freak out.
2 Meal planning 2-3 lunches for the week. Yeah, because I hate it and because I suck at it.
The others were pretty standard, drink 4 bottles of water, exercise, go to PT, watch the frozen yogurt quantity (hey it’s fat free and no added sugar.)
After the session with Dietitian, I went to PT. I worked hard, and there is improvement in my range of motion. She focuses on my legs because they are the problem area. We are working on getting me more mobile and stronger. Lots of leg and core work. She would like to see me get in the pool. I want to get in the pool.
Once we got home for the day, I made the phone call that I was putting off. I called the bariatric surgery coordinator. Surprisingly, she answered. I need two more visits with my Dietitian, once in September, once in October, before we can schedule an appointment with the endocrinologist, and the surgeon. It was not the response I wanted to hear. It is very frustrating. I thought I was at the point we could make those appointments.
I am not sure what I can do. I need to find a way of making the next 2 months useful and successful. What can I do to better prepare? What can I do to get myself stronger? What do I need to do not to let the 2 months get to me? I need to find a way to focus on the positive.
What would you do? Let me know in the comments