POST surgery and milestone reflection! ENJOY
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Just blogging---for those who have asked---the surgery is done! YAY!
I do have some swelling that will hopefully subside---if not my surgeon may have to do a little draining (that is all I can say because---well, GROSS). Right now it looks like ARMAGEDDON on my abs!
But first, some waxing poetic--right before I checked into the hospital, I attended my annual convention in Memphis of crazy actors: we also audition, wait anxiously to see who shows further interest, schmooze over booze, and do some serious sucking up for work! For you civilians, I will refer to this as UPTAS---if any of my theatre folk are reading this---you know what I am talking about!
ANYHOO---my history of UPTAS---basically I have never missed a year in 16 years---and I have been seen at every imaginal size---some years at some of my all time top sizes. It was exactly two years after returning from UPTAS, that I reluctantly was pulled to my first WW MTG--first weigh in 208--not THE HEAVIEST I had been (that would be several times getting up to anywhere around 230--275---not like I was ever getting on a scale back then).
So---2 years later here we are---sometimes I say---GOD---shouldn't I have reached goal YET---but, say it with me "SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE"--so here is the latest number--today the scale at home where I am recouping says 132.3---my goal weight is 125---SO CLOSE! Then---the fun part---MAINTENANCE!
Soooo---maintenance---you have heard all the reasons for why people gian in back---a lot of them I have experienced myself:
You got tired of your program, your eating plan, your workout plan, etc. (BEEN THERE MANY TIMES)
People got used to you looking good, so they stopped telling you, you got bored, gained it back (DITTO--tenfold!)
Thought I deserved some cheat days and I went back to the old way! (BINGO)
SOOOOO----I am always needing inspiration---ergo, I will blog so I can refer back to this when I feel like I am slipping.
1) UPTAS---I always say I love going---it is my favorite thing. Yes it is stressful but it also a blast---the first time last year I showed up in my size 10 and everyone was sooo amazing---I said "now I can't ever gain it back--or I would never be able to show my face here!"
2) This fun surgery---basically it was to repair an incisional hernia, brought on my a huge amount of gain after a previous surgery! OK---so thank God I have an insurance policy to cover 80% of this---AFTER I meet my deductible--but we had a hospital stay and 2-3 days of serious post op pain.
SOOOOO---was it worth it? All those days and nights of frozen pizzas, tequilla shots, apathy, (well, we were having fun AT THE TIME obviously)--not after this fun ordeal! So---if I ever feel like falling off the HEALTH WAGON---I can look down at thie lovely scar--and say BEEN THERE---DON'T WANNA DO THAT AGAIN!
OK---thanks for reading!
Time to stretch a little!