Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fed Up

Am very tired of cottage cheese and non-fat yogurt. I'm still pouring it down the ol' gullet these days, but it has gotten old. Very old.

Surgery is the 23rd. In brief, I am happy with my surgeon, my second opinion doc (who I also love) gave it to me no-nonsense and straight between the eyes ..("You won't make it another 60 years with this gall bladder, I guarantee it, so do it now while you are relatively young and healthy..) and he was very impressed when I told him my surgeon's name. So, all things considered, I'm doing ok.

I had to go shopping today for clothes, however, and dragged M along for a critical eye. Folks... despite losing about 60 lbs, shopping is still a horror.

We saw a really cool blue sweater with a white stripe down it (sounds weird, but it looks good), but when I put it on... it was kind of small and it seemed to show an extra bulge in my upper stomach. Not my lower stomach, which is... well, what it is. But my UPPER stomach too. In short, I was a roll factory.

Depression ensued, with much stomping of feet and frustration. Boyfriend calmly pointed out that I was being unreasonable to expect a major shift of weight from just a few weeks of eating cottage cheese (especially when I hadn't worked out a lot and I am still consuming a healthy amount of calories). Damn, I hate it when he is right.

To the gym I went, to lift weights and -- finally -- return to running. It hurt my neuroma, sad to say. I had to quit after 20 minutes. But in that 20 minutes, I ran my little heart out and it felt good.

Earlier in the week I'd made time to go to my nearby park and run up and down the stairs (about 40 steps, not too steep) six times, and do a set of push ups at the top for four out of the six tries.

I'll keep doing it. I was sore for several days after.

Goal: lose 5 lbs a month. Doesn't sound like much, but I counted up. If I can stick to that, I'll be very close to goal by the end of this year. That means getting back on the scale. Oh lordy... not sure I'm ready for that, but if not now, when?


  1. I bet you can't wait for your surgery. I remember when I was waiting for mine and I went to Prince Edward Island and New was tough not having deep fried foods, not to mention butter free lobster.

    Hang in there!

  2. Hey- 5 pounds is a lot to lose each month, especially if you only have 30 - 40 to lose.

    I am glad you at least have some solution to the gall bladder. I think it is a good idea to have it out now when you are young and healthy. Then you can eat fat again at least :D

  3. xo xo xo
    so glad to know youre on!the!way! to feeling better.

  4. That sounds great. Esp the stairs thing - they KILL me (trying to walk up a load on the way to work - not even run). And 5lbs sounds pretty damn impressive from Peridot corner (2lbs down ONLY, sigh).


  5. Glad you posted; I was wondering how you were doing.

  6. I ate normally pretty soon after my surgery...a week or so. I didn't have any problems with food afterward...the only thing I can't eat is breakfast sausage.

    It will be here and done before you know it.