WOOHOO! In what seems like concurrently the longest and shortest wait of my life, I lastly have a date scheduled for my vertical sleeve gastrectomy: Friday, August 24. I had six months of insurance-required lessons, after which needed to fulfill some necessities like going to a help group, seeing a psychologist, and doing preliminary lab work to verify my physique can face up to surgical procedure. In rather less than two months I’ll be on the desk, and will spring awake after my surgical procedure a full 120 kilos lighter. Um, nah – it’s not going to work precisely like that (I want), however it will likely be an thrilling turning level with my life-long problem of dropping pounds.
Between from time to time I’m having meals funerals, lab work, lengthy pre-op lessons, and ultimately, a two week liquid weight-reduction plan. What’s a meals funeral, you ask? It’s once you mourn the meals chances are you’ll not have for awhile with a remaining ship off. Assume final meal like once you’re on Demise Row, besides I’m not on Demise Row, so I simply must say Hasta La Vista to film popcorn, cake, and sourdough bread for awhile. Matt and I are hoping to nab the grandparents quickly so we are able to ship out my abdomen in model with an enormous cheese and charcuterie board from the Newhall Refinery… after which as soon as that’s performed, I really feel fairly good about having correctly mourned some outdated favorites.
I’ve a extremely busy month of August with work journey so it’s going to be hectic main as much as surgical procedure, however I’ve additionally deliberate it round after I can have a number of weeks off to get better and prepare for the rest of a busy Fall. I’m beginning to have slight nerves concerning the process, however for probably the most half I’m simply genuinely excited. I do know there are going to be actually exhausting phases and moments the place I in all probability want I had simply stayed fats (and I’ve explicitly instructed my husband to count on me to in all probability have a number of crying episodes like this), however after seeing so lots of my buddies and friends have success, I do know that this may be the software I have to get me to my healthiest.
I’ve began making some constructive adjustments, like attending a boxing class twice per week. I’ve additionally reduce out soda, which is tough for me, as I do love a frosty chilly weight-reduction plan coke with a wedge of lime. I’m not ingesting something with my meals, and I’m dabbling with every kind of various protein powders to see what I like finest proper now, totally anticipating my tastes could change after surgical procedure. I’m not an enormous protein individual now, so I hope I can get a deal with on that as I do know it’s completely important to success post-op. Thank goodness for greek yogurt? (Enjoyable truth: I received tremendous turned off by hen in each of my pregnancies, so I’m nonetheless struggling to combine hen again into my weight-reduction plan. Bleh. Nasty little birds. Until they’re fried. Then, scrumptious little birds.)
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