Tuesday, August 16, 2011
So, today, day 3 of this diet, and it was the worst of the worst!!!!
I have had something I can only describe as heart palps, or maybe its just a fast heartbeat today, and its about drove me bonkers.
No pain or discomfort, my blood pressure is normal and no headaches.
I was watching an epidsode of Dr. Oz, and he was discussing the effects of sugar in the body, and the effects when we stop eating so much of it.
I wonder if this might be a part of what is going on?
Are the blood vessels beginning to open somewhat and allow blood to flow more quickly?
As Dr. Oz, described? or is this an effect of too much sodium from all the broth, or too much calcium from all the cottage cheese, yogurt, milk w/protein drinks, or the protein mix itself?
It has been most annoying and as some of you old timers to my blog might recall, a few months back, my Cardiologist wanted to send me for a heart cath, but I wouldnt go have it, as I felt he didnt give me enough reason to go on.
And he himself told me if it wasnt that I was trying to get approval for the band, he wouldnt even recommend me for the cath.
So, when I called his office to tell them I decided not to have it, I was very rudely reminded that I wouldnt get approval for my band without it.
So, I said that is a chance I was willing to take.
So now I am wondering with this irregular beat, which I was actually diagnosed with years ago, if maybe I was too hasty.
If it continues til Thursday, I will go see my doctor and ask her to do an EKG.
Just to ease my mind.
But I personally think its just a change in the food intake, the vitamin content, etc.
Today was the worst for hunger as well.
I have been hungry all day!!! ALL DAY! I followed the diet pretty well, I did veer slightly off course, when I broke down and had a bowl of instant oatmeal and also, one of those little cups of Bumble Bee tuna snack packs,, I only had the tuna, not the crackers.
My stomach has paid the price for those mistakes, as it has churned and rumbled all evening.
And I learned, I didnt really get much other satisfaction from it anyway, As I was still feeling hungry and now, I have a rumble tumble tummy!!!
But I was hungry and I still am a little and it has just been a constant gnawing reminder, all day.
I realize this is also a survival mechanism of the body...And I have fought hard to stick it out.
Other than that little mishap with the oatmeal/snack tuna, I have been on course for 3 days.
I got in a mini workout today.
And have tried to keep water out of arms reach while eating.
It is a work in progress.
Overall, I grade today a big fat C-
And its the anniversary of the death of Elvis, so, I send you all a video to listen to when you feel things are just way too hard, I have listened to it today. www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4wTwt_D9qM
And one just for me, well I will share it with you all as well-----Cause I am tired of talking...I am ready for PROOF!!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDkvwbQwtyo&
Have a HUNKA HUNKA BURNING LOVELY NIGHT!!!!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Day 2 of the pre-op diet....and another success! Well, considering, I still have one snack allowed for the day, and still havent had it.
But I do need to work on not drinking while eating.
Will start that tomorrow.
I had a little more hunger today than yesterday, it started around 730, so alittle earlier tonight than last night.
But, I had a sugar free pudding cup, and so far its been ok.
Hoping to add more exercise with each day and find just the right protein drink....I really would love to just eat a couple of boiled eggs for the protein....but, oh well.
So, on the grading scale today would probably get a B-.....only because I waited to long to eat breakfast, and because I didnt get in enough exercise.
But I didnt give in to the cravings----even today when I went into the local convience store to pay for my gas and had to walk by all the pizza rolls and chicken and candy bars!!!
I just kept on walking.
I have a few visuals that I keep handy....I wont go into them now, but someday soon, I will do a blog on the things I visualize....the short term and the long term....
Tonight when the hunger began, I turned the sound off on the tv, closed my eyes and lay my head back on the couch and sat and felt the hunger in my belly, I listened to it, I waited to see how loud it got, and it didnt get that loud.
I felt a light warm feeling in my belly....not a burning, but just a warm rising up and then ending. I wondered what the inside of my stomach looked like while this was happening...I imagined how hunger would feel if I already had the band...is it the same? or worse, or not as bad, and I told myself, this is happening, so decide....give in and say do better tomorrow, or do it now.
I felt it, and I said, you are no where near as bad ass as I am....!!!!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
If I were going to give today a grade, I guess it would be a B+.....Could have been an A, but, I really didnt do alot, didnt leave the house at all.
Washed dishes and laundry and pretty much nothing else.
But, I stuck to my pre-op diet plan, 100 percent to a T...!!!! NO CHEATING.
And, the only other reason the day didnt get a higher grade, was I didnt get in a work out.
But, tomorrow, I will for sure and hope now that cooler temps are around the corner, to get out for more evening walks.
My surgeon told me to begin this diet 7 days before surgery, but, I am giving it an early try....I have a full 16 days til surgery.
So, if I slip up, I have the time to see the mistake and correct it.
I got kinda hungry around 9, but drank a little water and didnt even notice it again until around 10:30, but with about 30 minutes til bedtime, I can say, this day was the first day in a very long time I have stuck out the diet plan.
Getting my body ready for the surgery is one thing, I need to get my house in order and catch up all my work so I dont have that to worry about and getting my mind ready is a little tougher.
Reading literature and talking to those who have had it, still doesnt ease my fears and concerns.
But I had a good day!!!
Hope each of you had one as well.
Thanks for reading.
Friday, August 12, 2011
why do i eat at night?
i have been asking this question of myself and others for so long.
yet, i havent gotten the answer.
i unloaded one concert ticket today.
so, that leaves me with one and who cares at this point. so, i am out 27 bucks, no big deal, hmmm....lesson learned, always get the money up front and if that isnt good enough then the ppl can stay home.....and maybe eat!!!!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
So, a few days ago, I had 3 extra concert tickets, I had purchased them for my son, my sister and her daughter.
Now my sister cant go due to work. My neice wants to go, but on the freebie plan.
My son might go, but, only if he can get someone to switch nights with him, or something.
I have already told him, hes not intentionally missing work for this concert. I didnt pay that much for the ticket, its not even worth it.
So, now, my neice wants me to sell one ticket to her friend, my friend wants me to sell 2 tickets to her brother and his wife, my son said hang on to one ticket for him, just in case.
My sister in law said she wishes she could get a night out, even though, she cant pay me til "later".....
I might just end up throwing the three remaining tickets into the air, like a wedding bouquet.
This is my last concert, unless The Rolling Stones make a trip thru little ol Pikeville, Ky.
I did ok today, considering I spent 4, count them, 4 hours in the beauty shop.
And while I like my hair, it wasnt 4 hours worth of beauty.
But because I was a last minute call in, the girl had a few others to do, while I processed and waited and processed some more.
So, she was a good egg and gave me 10 bucks off.
So, I didnt overeat, but I did have a mocha frappe from McDonalds, I couldnt help myself.
Well, ok, I could.
I got in a little walk, that was about it.
Came home, cleaned house, sat around, phones and facebook calling and messaging, what about those other tickets, you still got an extra one, wait, ok, let me know.
Thanks to a few friends who responded to my blog last night.
I AM HAVING LAP BAND SURGERY AUGUST 30.....I wasnt asking anyone to change my mind or not to.
Just wondering peoples thoughts on it, but my choice has been made.
And for me, it really wasnt a choice afterall.
It was do it, or never reach the one true goal, of getting my BMI down low enough to be approved for breast reduction. And spend the rest of my life in pain and right now, in pain.
So, thanks for reading, Do I, TMI....?
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