It has been a minute since I've published a blog. I'm really sorry about that.
I've been busy prepping for the holidays, and getting back into the swing of life.
The last week or so has been really hard for me. I'm constantly worried that I'm eating too much, even though I've measured everything out.
It's such a mental process, and it's really a struggle. I don't really crave anything that I'm not supposed to have. It's more so that I feel like I'm failing my diet.
The reality is that I should probably be eating more than I am. I'm not meeting my protein requirements, no matter how hard I try.
I've just recently ordered some supplements in hopes that they'll get my protein intake up.
I guess we'll see.
I unfortunately ended up in the emergency room yesterday.
For the last 30 hours or so, I haven't been able to keep anything down, and the nurse practitioner at St. Francis said that I needed to go to the E.R.
So I did.
They ran a ct scan with contrast, and drew some blood work
Come to find out, my surgery sight is healing perfectly.
The only thing that they found was a UTI.
Said that it was quite possible that I have a stomach virus and need to let it run its course.
So that's what I'm doing.
Other than that, I can say that I have officially lost 45 pounds.
Which is crazy.
It's only been three weeks since my surgery and I'm down almost fifty pounds.
I'll take it.
I have a feeling that I'm about to hit a weight loss stall.
I have to mentally prepare myself for those.
Hopefully increasing my protein intake, and water intake will eventually help me break the stall.
I'll just have to wait and see.
I go for my 6 week checkup with my surgeon the week after Christmas. Hopefully, she will clear me to start working out so that I can start toning up.
I think that is the hardest part about having surgery so far.
I'm just rapidly losing weight, and seeing my skin start to sag.
Thankfully, my surgeon said that once I start toning, it should tighten up pretty quickly.
So, I'm ready to start that process.
On another note, can you believe that Christmas is next week?!
It's been so hard for me to get into the holiday mood due to the fact that it's like 95 degrees outside. However, I'm trying to make the most of it.
I'm so excited to give everyone their Christmas gifts! I seriously can't wait.
I love Christmas. It just sucks that it feels like spring outside.
Oh well, Tis the Season.
I get to have some Christmas fun with my family this weekend, and I'm thrilled about it!
It's always nice to have everyone together.
Now that I have settled back in to normal life, I should be blogging more often.
Thanks to those who have made an effort to call, text, message, and email me to check in on me. It means a lot.
And to those of you who are requesting some pictures,
I'll have some up soon.
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to you and yours from me.
I hope that you all get to enjoy stress free time with your loved ones this holiday season.