Monday, April 4, 2011

Here we go...

Well, here I am. I'm 10 days pre-op and super excited to continue this adventure! I am on my fourth day of my pre-op diet and it's going well. My body had a really hard time adjusting to going from 1800-2000cals/day down to 650cals/day. The protein shakes are great...not the tastiest thing in the world but they keep me full really well. I also think it is really making me appreciate the chewing/tasting process. When you are limited to protein shakes, sugar free jello & popsicles and sugar/sodium free liquids and 2 servings of fruit you really enjoy that one Smart One microwave dinner at night!

When I was grocery shopping for all of my preop diet stuff I got a little teary eyed. It's so strange to cry over food. Now that I'm a few days in it's easier than I had anticipated. I understand there are probably some things that I will not be able to tolerated after the band and some things that I just shouldn't eat because it's not healthy...but it was the actual goodbye process that affected me more than I thought it would. I'm really blessed though. I have managed to keep pretty distracted and really have been keeping full but the afternoon cravings are killing me. From about 2-4 I want a snack...nothing big, just some trailmix or something...but my eye is on the prize!!! I haven't cheated at all...which is also a great feeling!!!
I would love to start running once I lose the weight. The thought of the wind in my hair and the sun on my skin...the burn of my muscles and the feeling of victory. We'll see!!
Anyhow, I'm officially 10 days preband and I can't wait to get it over and done with and continue this new chapter in my life!!! Woo-hoo!!!