And it begins. . .
I don't have a scale at home and have no intention of buying one at this point. I'll weigh in at my doc's once a month. I figured that I have room to lose 30 lbs in the upcoming months in prep for the surgery. It would be great if I could do that. We'll see.
Day one has been good. I'm psychologically where I need to be, I think. Committed.
Day 2: Dude, of course I had to do this at a very stressful time of year for me. It's finals time, which means grading, and hand-holding on final term papers, and grading, and exam-making, and grading. I actually cried tonight because I didn't think to check the taco seasoning for carbs and put it all over my chicken for my salad. So not a big deal, but I guess I'm fragile enough about the possibility of failure (again), that I'm on the edge. Get a grip, self.
I think the hardest thing for me to do post-band is to give up diet soda, so I'm going to try to do it now. :( These next few weeks are going to be tense at our house. I feel sorry for my husband!
Day 6: The rest of this week has been good. I've actually been pretty proud of myself. I've had a couple of "social" lunches and dinners (one of which I cooked- pasta! with bread!) and I have not gone off my eating plan even once. One of my students tempted me with Krispy Kreme's (which are currently sitting at my house, being eaten by my husband) and I resisted and continue to resist. I feel good. I've had some leg cramping, so I'm going to supplement my usual multi-vitamin with some extra potassium. I look forward to my next doc appt to check how things are going.
I'm going to stay with my strict low carb diet for another week, just to get in the mindset, and then I'm going to introduce more variety back in to see what works for me.
Oh, and I did buy a scale after all :) I seem to have lost a bit of water weight at least this week, but I won't know for sure until I can compare my new scale weight with my doctor's office scale later this month.