Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Very Restricted

It was a bit of a rough start to the day today. I got up at 6 am with the baby and immediately noticed how incredibly tight my band was feeling. So tight, I was really uncomfortable and wasn't sure what to do. I woke up my husband to take care of the baby while I paced the house like a woman with labour pains starting. At first I thought it was just gas but it didn't subside. It took about two hours before I started feeling better. What a relief that the pressure eased. Not very fun. The rest of the day was great. I felt quite good and even managed to eat a scrambled egg over the course of an hour or so. I am concerned though that I am not getting anywhere near the amount of protein I should be consuming. I considered drinking a protein shake throughout the day but the mere thought of it made me feel like hurling. I guess there's no recipe how each day will go during this healing period. It's just hard when you don't really know what's coming your way next.

On another note, I had a lot of fun this afternoon trying on clothes to see what fits. I was amazed, as was my husband, that I have dropped down two sizes. Clothes I was wearing a year and half ago are very loose. I contemplated doing a cartwheel but decided to forgo that attempt until I am closer to goal. It's hard to get to the gym when you're in a body cast. I remember a few summers as a kid, all my friend and I did was cartwheels, back walkovers and handsprings. I sometimes miss those days. Lazy warm summer days with nothing to do but hang upside down from the monkey bars. Life was good...and is...just in different ways in different stages.

I have been thinking about some ideas for rewarding myself for achieving certain milestones. Since I won't be celebrating with Ben & Jerry (we broke up), I thought perhaps a spa day would be a great reward for staying the course. Maybe Ben could do my massage and Jerry my pedicure. Or, how about a pedicure with Ben & Jerry's (ice cream) as the moisturizing wrap instead of the wax. If you can't eat it, soak in it!

Speaking of food...it seems to be on my mind lately. Namely the lack of interest in eating it. I am however, interested in watching it being made. Being home this week, I have had time to watch the Food Network. Wow! It's pretty amazing that an entire channel devotes itself to food. I wonder if this is a good thing. With society's ever expanding waistline, should we really put that much emphasis on food. It's interesting how television programming reflects the current state of society. I have to say, I am kind of glad I don't usually have any time to watch much of it. Just a little food for thought (lol..okay, I must be getting tired).

Tomorrow will be a wonderful day. I am going to make the very best of my last day before going back to work. I wonder if anyone will notice I have been losing weight...


Amy said...

How old is your baby? I have a just-turned 2 year old and a 7 month old. :)

Hmmm, tight is probably uncomfortable right now, but you might be one of the lucky ones with restriction from the get-go. That would be nice!

I'll have to find this article I read recently related to the Food Network. It was very interesting - basically said if Americans would start cooking at home (really cooking, not cooking from a box), we wouldn't have to diet. Made me think...


The Dash! said...

What a great post - seems like things are going well for you so far with restriction - though the first thing in the morning tightness is not fun sometimes.
You should definitely reward yourself with a spa treatment when you hit a goal! It seems to be something us girls do - just to make us feel more girlie and goes down a treat (loved the breaking up with Ben and Jerry lol quite funny)... and OMG you're down two sizes already? How exciting! And it's just going to get better and better.

The Former Fat Girl said...

WOW now that sounds devine...a Ben and Jerry's pedicure !! The tightness that you feel maybe 2 things swelling which can persist for a while or you may be one of those people that gets morning tightness. There are several in my support group that cant eat or drink for 2 hrs post wake up. So just take it a little at a time, it sounds like you'll do super on this journey.
I think your spa idea is great...I might actually steal it as a 199.9 reward...hopefully in Jan ?? that was I dont have to combine it with the bday present in feb !!.. HA HA