Here we are Friday and things are really looking up for me. I have little to no tenderness in my incisions now. I have one little spot at my belly button that is a little red, but I haven't had soreness on the inside of my abdomen in almost a week. Yah!
Food wise things are still going well. I had low fat no sugar banana bread for breakfast yesterday and a cup of fresh pineapple. I had the low fat ice cream at lunch. For dinner I had salmon, rice and cauliflower. Total yesterday was 1200 cals. For some reason I've been having trouble getting my water in this week and I can tell as my lips and skin are dry. I've just been busy and I got out of my routine with the water when I was feeling bad. That's a place to work on the next few days (gulp, gulp). Still no exercise, but I really feel like I'm about ready. It's hard to make myself wait. But, I'm doing it because I don't want to strain myself.
My Hot 100 Update:
1. Be at 199 lbs or less- This morning I weighed 209.4 and that is back to my pre-surgery weight. Great news for me especially at this time of the month. I now have around 10 pounds to that goal and I feel like it is doable. My brain has no concept of what it feels like to be that small, but I can't wait to remind it!
2. Run or run/walk a 5K-On hold for now, post surgery. But, I will start walking this weekend and back to exercise. I will try running if walking isn't painful and I'm on track to make that goal for the challenge. I am registered for one on Nov14th and I have no qualms about my ability to at least walk it.
3. Yellow belt in TKD- Again on hold. Hopefully back to class next week.
4. Size 12 jeans- wore the size 14 with room yesterday. I don't know if it's doable right now, but once I'm back to weight training the inches seem to fly off. I'm doing my best anyway.
Last night my husband and I were watching the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food. Have you seen this show? It's basically a guy going around all over the country and taking various food challenges like eating a 128oz steak or 4 pound burrito. We've watched this off and on just for fun for a long time. It's interesting to see different food styles around the country. But, what really shocked me last night is how I felt when I was watching it last night.
Adam, the guy on the show was at a barbecue place eating a HUGE steak. They were grilling it on the fire and dowsing it in butter. In the past, I would've been drooling, but now it just looked gross. So big and greasy and such an unhealthy meal. Then he was at another place eating a GIANT 4 pound burrito with brisket and beans and slaw inside. He had to eat that thing in an hour with a 1/2 pound of mac-n-cheese AND 1/2 pound of banana pudding. If he finished in an hour, it was free. OMG! It was soooo gross looking. AND he did it. All I kept thinking was "How many calories IS that?" At not one point while we were watching that show did I think that I wanted any of that unhealthy food. I just had no desire to EVER eat that. I guess my brain really is changing.
BTW is it an NSV that my butt is bony? I sat on those aluminum bleachers for 1.5hr on Tuesday at my son's game and I kept thinking, MAN this bench is uncomfortable. The bottom of my booty is still sore and I think it's maybe because my butt is not as padded? I've never noticed it before.
Anyway.....wishing you all a great weekend and looking forward to reading all your Hot 100 updates today.