Saturday, December 18, 2010

Movin' On Up & Losin' Myself

I graduated!  

There were no caps and gowns or commencement speeches, but there were soft scrambled eggs, a baked potato, and tuna fish salad with green beans (Prepared my favorite way: sauteed in olive oil with garlic and balsamic vinegar.  So delicious!). Yesterday was my post-op visit, where I was given the go ahead to increase my food choices to included: canned vegetables, canned chicken, canned tuna, soft mushy fruits, and overly cooked paste and sauce.  

After a week on this diet, I'll graduate again -- just in time for Christmas when I'll be able to eat almost anything.  However, I still won't be able to eat bread (except for cornbread), rice, pineapple, apples, lettuce, beef, or pork until after my first fill because they don't want my stomach working that hard just yet.  My first fill should be the last Friday of this year, or was it the first Friday of the New Year?  Guess I really should look into that.

The scale found me five pounds lighter.  Yea!   That's 32 pounds from when I started the process.  Yea! Looks like my New Year's Resolution to lose weight will actually be successful this year.  

Today, I ate scrambled eggs, again 'cause I'z likes 'em.  And (drum roll) egg noodles with marinara sauce.  Egg noodles?  (I need to go to the store!)  Spaghetti and angel hair pasta aren't the best choices because they don't really get chewed that well -- we usually just slurp them down.  From now on whenever I have pasta, I need to have something I can bite, chew, and enjoy.  

Oh, here's where I can use your input.  I've started researching different workout possibilities for when I'm given the go ahead to begin participating in more strenuous activities than just walking.  I'm interested in your thoughts, so let me know if you have any suggestions.  Just remember I haven't worked out in years, so I'm not ready for New York Marathon level of workout . . . but someday!


  1. What about those walk away the pounds vids that Kathy used to do. I think my mom has them too. I've never done them though. I tend to throw myself into something, do it strenuously for a few days, then get burnt out. :)

  2. Thanks, Carol Anne; I'll have to look into that one -- I'm sure we have them at the library. I'm also going to try some of the Biggest Loser Workout dvds. Eventually, I plan on moving up to a gym, but I'm just not (emotionally) ready for it yet. I'm sure that sounds crazy, but I already know I have issues, so baby steps. :-)