Today marks 8 days prior to surgery, or one week and one nightâ€¦ and let’s just say I’m a little apprehensive. Not nervous about the Gastric Bypass Surgery itself, but more about ensuring it happens.
When I started on the shakes nearly a week ago, I thought it was going to be horrific — then I found it wasn’t so bad after all. Today is also my last day smoking cigarettes. Today I “nearly quit” in preparation of the actual day, and it wasn’t so bad either. It’s just so built into our daily routine — the habit OF smoking, not smoking itself. It calls you, not like a junkie to their fix, but out of routine, and I’m hard pressed on how well this is going to work out, but I have to do it. There is not a choice.
Then, there is the 17.5 pounds I am to lose prior to surgery. She said they would reschedule if I didn’t. So, 45% through the pre-surgical period, I’ve only lost about 7 pounds. I haven’t really cheated — aside from a few sweet gherkins (which amazingly have NO nutritional value aside from 10 calories) — in the first few days. There is no reason I shouldn’t be losing more weight with only 800 calories a day, 2 sugar free Jello and some Crystal Light. All approved foodstuffs.
So, I’ve told my trainer we need to focus on cardio this week. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Perhaps even Sunday, and DEFINITELY on Monday BEFORE my weigh-in. That’s what it all comes down to: Monday’s weigh-in. My mom arrives this Sunday, everything is in place for this — I mean, I CANNOT FAIL! Plus, over the weekend, I may go to the steam room at the gym to try to get rid of a few pounds of water if necessary, I mean, by whatever means necessary, right?
Yesterday I ordered a few preparatory things on Amazon — a Magic Bullet knock-off (MaxiMatic EPB-1800 Elite Cuisine 300-Watt 17-Piece Personal Drink Blender, Black)which has plenty of good reviews, and for $20, does it matter? I also bought an assortment of 2 and 4 ounce containers to making foodstuffs and/or Jello ahead when possible. I also ordered some other supplies for dressing changes, etc.
Well, I guess it’s off to TV land for the rest of the evening. Tonight it’s House, Chicago Code and the 2 hour return of THE EVENT. The show has gotten a bit weird towards the end, but it will be interesting to see where it goes.
Until my next update, see ya — and thanks for stopping by!