I’m supposed to start my pre-op diet a month before my surgery, but I decided to start easing in now, so it wouldn’t be such a shock. It hasn’t been so bad, so far. I’ve had my moments when I thought it would be impossible to do this (like in my last post), but for the most part, I’ve been doing well fighting temptation with sweets and carbs. I’m still having a hard time giving up pop though (I can’t quit you, Coke Zero). I like carbonation, damn it. From what I’ve read, and what people have told me, it will all be much easier after surgery, which makes sense, because my stomach will be much smaller.
I imagine that it’s psychological, but most of the time I’m finding myself not wanting to eat that much, and not “craving” the junk I used to want. I am trying to think before I eat though…do I really need that? No? okay then. I let myself have little treats here and there, which will have to stop July 23rd, but by then, I should be able to deal with it a little better. Plus, I must keep reminding myself that this is temporary, and I CAN do this.
What helps is that I’m noticing that I feel better, now that I am eating better, and my skin is looking better. Imagine that - a bad diet giving me acne and making me feel like crap? Nooooooooo. That’s definitely good motivation. I’ve been sleeping better too, so that’s cool. I haven’t checked to see if I’ve lost any weight, and I probably won’t because I don’t want to get discouraged. Soon I will be dropping weight like crazy (hopefully), so I’m just not going to worry about it right now.
I had my shakes and my healthy salad today, and I’m full. And I feel good. I’m drinking my pop right now, but I did mostly well today :)