Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Weight comes off slowly but quite easy to gain!

Oh my goodness, I'm absolutely ILL!! For the past month, I've been packing and moving things and in 18 days I have eaten terrible, horrible, no good, very bad foods.

It's like I totally threw my 1800 ADA way of eating COMPLETELY out the window. What the crap?! Oh yeah and I've gained around 5-6 lbs!

When I do stupid things, such as eat foods that are nutritionally pieces of crap, I like to reflect on why I have done this. The first thing that comes to mind is not recording my food intake. It's so easy to slack in this area due to 'mis-prioritization'. I fool myself into thinking, "I just don't have time to log my food intake!" WRONG!! I have plenty of time to log my food intake, it's a matter of making it happen. Another thing that comes to mind, as to why I have eaten poorly, is making quick decisions about food thinking, "Oh I'll just let this one slide....it won't hurt me" YEAH....sure....

AND last but not least...emotional eating....it creeps up on me from time to time and although I am much better now than I ever have been at catching this and turning away from it...well...as you can see it still can happen. If the Lord still wants me to have GBS, all of these poor habits must be thrown out the window, never to be seen again. I want to be successful, not this hopeless unhealthy individual. I know deep down that my true, healthy, energetic, non-lazy self is here, and I want to unearth the healthy Amy and not bury her with stupid things such as junk food and poor excuses.

Anyhow, one thing I've learned over this past year is to be accountable for my actions. And my actions over the past 18 days have been lazy and just plain stupid. I am more than ready to start afresh as of right now...not tomorrow...or the next day...NOW!
(Prayers please for strength / energy to do this...as well as the knowledge that I'm worth every bit of effort I put into being healthy)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Weigh-In #5 and the doctor's visit

So today was weigh-in #5 and follow up appointment with my doctor. As of today I have lost a total of 19 pounds since December 2008! I know this equals out to about to a little over 2 lbs a month but it's better than going up or staying the same!

My doctor was very pleased with my results and said that I lost 2 extra pounds than the original goal weight she had set for me.

Also I gave her the average of all of my a.m. and p.m. blood sugars (a.m. = 96) (p.m. = 90), she said that I am still considered 'impaired glucose', but that my numbers are better.

Next we talked about the surgery. I informed her that as of next month it will have been a year since I started pursuing GBS, and that next month is also my LAST weigh-in month. My doctor told me she is putting together both a letter of recommendation and a referral to the surgeon's office (even though I've already been established with them since last year).

Tomorrow morning, I will be heading to a neighboring city to take one preop and one postop support group meeting, from 9am-11am. Then on wednesday I take the nutrition class

WOW...it's almost here! Next month is my FINAL weigh-in and then I can make my final appointment and send off the stuff to the insurance company!

I will continue to update, until next time everyone, take care!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Good news!

Today I called the surgeon's office and the lady in charge of insurance informed me that all I need to do is:
1.) Finish my weigh-in's (finished next month)
2.) Take 1-preop and 1-postop support group (On the 10th and 11th of this month)
3.) Take dietary class (on the 15th of this month)
4.) Have another referral to surgeon's office due to having new doctor and new insurance

Then I'll have my final appointment either August/September and they will send off my stuff to insurance company for approval.
Could it be?? I see a light at the end of the tunnel?!

I see my doctor on Friday and will be discussing all of this with her.

(prayers that all goes well!)