well i continue to drop the weight and I've decided to stop using the scale daily right now. So i will weigh myself on Tuesdays (*that is Christina's weigh in day ). I don't see any harm in weighing every day, actually it is a tool i plan on using in the future, it is IMPORTANT to keep tabs on weight gain so that i don't let it get ahead of me, in the past when i knew i wasn't eating like i should, I'd avoid the scale at all cost to only find out that a month or so later i gained 20lbs, but for now it isn't necessary cause i am not eating normal foods, and won't be for a while. i don't want to have the psychological effect of seeing the scale go up a pound, and then me stop the protein shakes, or a meal that i need, because of a pound of water weight.
I did really well yesterday, had hunger moments but not to the point I was crazy. My friend sent out a pan of lasagna for the boys, and she made me a pie pan of the ricotta and sauce and mozzarella i put it in the food processor and made it into a cream soup recipe. I must not tell a lie, i had 3 small bites (size of a baby spoon), and then i froze the rest to have next week when it was legal, and then i proceeded to have 3 oz of my cream of mushroom / beef broth soup, oh and yesterday i had a little light yogurt....... I've been tolerating everything so well, and i am very thankful for this. next Friday is my first follow up appointment, and that is also when i will be able to add mechanical soft foods..... I think i am going to start walking on the flat trails by Monday.........not power walking, not hiking.......... just walking like i do in the house which gets pretty boring walking from room to room for twenty minutes. I think for lunch i am going to make a very thin cream of wheat flavored with a tablespoon of peanut butter, and eat 3 oz of that. I also have a high protein shake made in my fridge that i will sip 2 oz every couple of hours.
No pain medication is needed now, and that is fine with me, i am moving well in bed now, there still is tenderness when i cough, and oh my, the first time i sneezed.......... i felt it!!!!
Now i know I've been losing weight all year, and i know some of my jammies would soon be too big i just thought it would take longer than a week. well last night i woke up in the middle of the night with my jammie bottoms down to my thighs all twisted up. now yes these are my biggest pair i have, but still they didn't do that last week. ......... so i guess these go. Christina, Jeanine and Megan had a pair of lounge Jammie bottoms in my basket, the day before surgery i thought, wow, next spring these will fit me........... wrong........ these WILL fit me before summer is over. i KNOW it :0). I guess i am still excited that i feel so well........ i never thought this would happen......... i truly feel it was all the "I hate Johnny sessions" that helped this recovery go so well.
Bill and the Boys have been awesome and i miss my Katie, but she is having fun at the Beach.... well Ive been up and moving since 5am, so i think i am going to my room to read awhile drink fluids and rest...
have a great weekend