Thursday, June 21, 2012

Almost Friday!

Weight

Another 4 tenths of a pound of bloat...gone!  Still another 4 pounds of what I'm considering surgery bloat to go.  Considering I've already blown through almost 9...not bad!  The big key is this weekend.  Typically, I do so well during the week, then crash and burn on the weekends.  But I think I'm planning better and feel like I'm setting myself up for success this weekend.  I'm taking one at a time!

Paleo

Paleo Day #3 went really well.  I had my unfill yesterday and I figured that I would be STARVING!  But I wasn't.  In fact, I was more satisfied throughout the day yesterday than I was last week, pre-fill and pre-Paleo.  I'm absolutely shocked about that.  Before when I have tried to get rid of carbs, I have been so much hungrier, but I don't think that I have ever given up so much sugar.  Maybe that is the difference?

For breakfast I had my mini-quiches.  Lunch consisted of leftover beef & chicken fajitas with grilled vegetables and a dollop of sour cream and cheese.  It was funny because I took a bite of beef (big for a bandster bite, but small for a normal person) and chewed and chewed.  It just didn't get small enough to where I would normally swallow, but I knew that I had the unfill.  I crossed myself and swallowed.  I was so relieved when everything was fine.  I'm just hoping that I can continue my good habits of chewing and not get lazy.

For my afternoon snack, I had about 15 roasted almonds.  Then there was a catering error at my office and we were blessed with some bacon wrapped jalapenos.  I had three pieces and they were yum-o!!  They weren't huge pieces but I felt stuffed!

When I got home, I put off dinner for almost an hour which is just unheard of for me.  I just wasn't that hungry.  These ARE NOT things I normally say, people.  I had some leftover roasted chicken from BFF and I topped it with some leftover spaghetti sauce.  Meat and veggies on more meat...very Paleo! 

For an evening snack, I had about 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts.

I am only on Day #4, so there is nothing to get cocky about.  But if this continues to work, I think I can continue to do it for a while.  Talk to me in a week.  Ha!

Fitness

Yesterday was my first day back to exercise.  I was all psyched up and ready to go!!  I went down to the gym in my office building and I walked for 20 minutes.  I was soaked through my shirt and you would have thought I ran a 5k.  Ha!  I did vary my speeds and incline, but it is amazing what you lose during a month of recovery.  Today I plan to walk 30 minutes at lunch.

I jogged for about 60 seconds, but I could feel my incisions pull, so I stuck with walking.  I might test out another 60 seconds today.

Recovery

Yesterday I was able to wash a little more of the "crud" off the incisions, so I started using the scar therapy on my chest scars.  We will see how that goes.  You put it on like nail polish and it is hard to see if you got it on.  They said that it was so much better than Mederma, so I'm trying it.  But I actually used Mederma on my band scar and you can barely see it now.  I keep thinking that maybe I should just go with that.  I don't know.

I bought a compression shirt and I couldn't even get it on.  I don't know if it was because it was too small or I'm just afraid of getting stuck.  Ha!  I'm going to wait until BFF is around so she can help me if I need help out.  I just don't know how this is going to work.

My arms are less and less sore each day.  I can feel the staples, but they hurt less.  All good signs, right?

P.S.

I just got an invitation to lunch to go for BBQ.  I turned it down and I'm going to work out and eat what I brought.  Go me!! 

Hugs!

3 comments:

Dawnya said...

You are doing great!!! You can handle it this weekend. Don't stress about it. I know you can do this. I'm so proud of you.

Kiwigirl said...

Glad you are doing so well. You'll be back to your old fitness level in no time!

trishajo said...

glad you're healing well girl - and way to pass on the bbq~ that had to be hard!

I need to research this paleo, I don't know anything about it and what it entails. I don't like being ignorant about the latest diet fads! lol :)