Monday, December 27, 2010

Revised Surgery Date

I just realized that I haven't updated in awhile!  I meant to, but Christmas kept me pretty busy.  The picture to the left is of me, making Christmas cookies with my family.  Sounds simple enough.  But, this was the gateway to unhealthy eating over the holidays.  I am a baker, I actually worked in a bakery for many years, mostly making birthday and wedding cakes.  I love to bake, and sugar cookies are probably my weakness.  Having all those cookies in the house was hard, and I caught myself sneaking one here and there.  This is why I don't buy sweets anymore, not even for the kids, because I just don't seem to have self control when it comes to certain things.  Aside from the sugar cookies, I also probably overindulged during get-togethers.  I didn't eat bad, but I did have carbs and I think they are a trigger for me. 

On Christmas Eve, my dad brought me a pumpkin roll.  His pumpkin rolls are delicious and I promised him I'd have a slice.  Three days later, it's still sitting on my counter, untouched.  However, when we went to my sister's yesterday for our Christmas get-together for my side of the family, my mom brought her legendary fudge.  This stuff is good.  Too good.  In fact, I use her recipe for our non-profit organization's annual fudge fundraiser and it always rakes in a lot of funds.  I had... gulp... 4 pieces.  And, when I stepped on the scale this morning, I had gained two pounds.  Now, I really don't think that I ate any more than any regular person (except the fudge, maybe) but look how fast those pounds packed on. 

It's clear that if I want to lose weight and keep it off, this surgery is a must.  When my brother asked yesterday about the surgery and I mentioned I had already lost over 20 pounds, he said, "Well why don't you just keep doing what you're doing and not have surgery?"  The answer is simple.  If I want to get to a healthy weight and stay there, I'd have to stay on 2 protein shakes, 4oz lean protein and 1 cup of veggies a day.  That's not very realistic, though.  With the sleeve, I'll be able to eat normally, but I will only be able to eat a certain amount.

Okay, now to the real purpose of this post.  My surgery date has changed from January 10th to January 17th because my surgeon will be out of town.  Now, I'm really starting to get nervous because classes start on January 18th.  My classes are online, but my husband's aren't, his will be on campus.  That leaves nobody to care for my kids.  I'm trying to figure it all out and hoping someone can help me. 

Also, the labs I had drawn a couple weeks ago all came back great!  My cholesterol is also way down.  My vitamin D is up, iron is fine, and everything looks great!  My psych eval is tomorrow, and I hope that goes well.  I also fell asleep with the cpap on last night and slept for about 4-5 hours, so we're making progress there. 


  1. I'm sorry about your surgery date changing. But, I hope you have a quick and easy recovery!!

    The day after surgery I felt a little more normal than the day of. Hopefully things will go easy for you as well!

  2. I totally hear you about the treats and fudge and goodies! The sleeve has helped me tremendously this holiday but it still is very much a conscious decision.

    Sorry about your date changing, although you picked a very GOOD new date! (It's my birthday...yay!) I hope you can find the help you need and that everything will sort out okay.