Thursday, March 8, 2012

Good with the Bad

My one week post-op appointment was today with my surgeon.  I have been struggling to reach my minimum 64oz of fluids each day, and not even came close to my goal of 60g proteins each day - so I was dreading this follow up visit.  I hit the scales and was 46 pounds down, 7 points lower on my BMI, and my excercise physiologist said that I was way ahead of schedule. 

The bad news for me is that I have three more weeks on this FREAKING (for lack of a better word) liquid diet. The emotional/mental ailments associated with this procedure, are lurking (I can feel them).  Also I have developed a transfer addiction (sorry folks, not as exciting as you'd hope) Vampire Diaries. 

While I love spending time at home with my mom, I am excited to go back to work, see my friends again, and love on the sweet babies in my life.  Thanks everybody for your kindness and support.  Hold tight ... the ride has not yet begun to get good.

1 comment:

  1. Erin, you've been in my thoughts and prayers. It's after midnight and I can't sleep. I'm wondering how you are, what you're feeling, what you're doing. I wonder if you have gone back to work. Are you drinking those 64 oz of fluid and getting that 60 g of protein, daily? What kind of exercise is that exercise physiologist making you do? Maybe he/she doesn't have to make you exercise, maybe you have set your own goals and are running the show yourself. I think I'm seeking some inspiration here. I am trying to diet and exercise for Kara's upcoming wedding in July. I am not doing so well. I seem to lack the energy to even start, I think this lack of a will to begin is due to my belief that it's impossible for me to even come close to losing the amount of weight I'd like to lose (which is at least 20 lbs). It is -pardon my plagiarism- so FREAKING hard to lose weight. That's one reason why I'm writing to you tonight. You know how difficult weight loss is, and now you are on a road even less traveled, more winding and narrow than any weight loss road you may have been on before. "For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." Matthew 7:13 & 14 (That scripture just came to my mind, but I had to google it to get it right) I don't mean to be profane in comparing your weight loss journey to the journey to eternal life, but I do think you are on one of the most important journeys in your life and you will be fighting fires and slaying dragons on the way. I want to be walking alongside you on the journey to encourage you and to be encouraged. So, let the blogosphere hear from Erin, the brave or Erin, the fearful, but we want to hear because your fight is our fight and we love you. Praying... Becky