Sedate me with Chocolate, STAT!
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Well, I completely messed up today. I not only fell off the bandwagon, but it backed up and ran me over a couple times. So I'm a medical student, on my surgery rotation. I started with a new surgeon today, and let me tell you he is a psychopath...he's a great surgeon and man does he know his stuff....but nonetheless he is a psychopath. All he does is scream in the operating room...no one is safe. Not the nurses, not med student (me), and especially not the resident. During the 5 operations today, I heard the 'F' word more times than in my entire life added together. After the first surgery, I took off my surgical gown and my scrubs beneath were literally drenched in sweat. The operating room was freezing cold, but I was so tense and even shaking the whole time that I came out soaking wet. Well, the whole day went like that and in between surgeries I took to sedating myself with chocolate and other sweets. A brownie here, cookie there, banana pudding, another brownie and another cookie....then off to salty snacks like a bag of peanuts and two bags of chips. It was just awful. In one day, I likely set myself back a whole week or two's worth of weight loss. Mind you, up to this point, I've been doing pretty well. In another two weeks I will be at my one year mark of my weight loss journey, and I have reached 70 lbs down. I'll be darned if I let this stress detour me from my goal. Ughhh!