Wednesday, August 21, 2013
First, none of you will know this, but I recently had surgery for pheochromacytoma. Today I learned that it was a benign tumor! There was only a feint chance it would be malignant, but anyone whose stared down that barrel will tell you it's real enough. There is a chance of recurrence but I will be monitored ongoing to ensure we catch it.
Second great news, not as eye-catching but made my heart soar. I had an epiphany yesterday after blowing it at Taco Bell. My resolve reduced by sleep deprivation and a much needed shower, I downed two meximelts as "snacks". After looking at the sodium content and other nutritional information after "coming to", i almost cried. I spent part of the day doubting myself. Did I have what it takes to stick with this plan? Am I really just going to quit like that? How could I be such a loser?
Yeah, it was pretty awful.
Then I had the epiphany: this was emotional eating.... hey! a learning opportunity!!!!! Sooooooo........ I planned a healthy supper and reigned things in before it went crazy. Sure I was over my calories, fat, and salt and under on a lot of healthier nutrients but I was back in control and have been today as well. I also got in a half hour walk and was in bed before 10:30 (woke up at 7). So, AHHHHH!!!!! (insert "in your face" gesture) take that Taco Bell!!!!!!!
I've said it before and I'll say it again: the tools here on SP are wonderful, use them to your full advantage!