I want to be fantastic, fabulous and 50! This is my journey as I go from a lifetime of being a fat foodie to a post-op gastric sleeve foodie. Recipes, information and nothing but the truth about life after weight loss surgery
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Medical clearance for weight loss surgery complete! Mission accomplished!
Jan. 27, 2014 – I had my medical clearance appointment and I
have an amazing doctor who went over my entire medical history and cleared me
for surgery. Now, he’s not a fan of this surgery, and I appreciate his viewpoint.
But, despite that he has cleared me and I have the green light from him. One
more appointment to get through pre-op and that’s the final weigh in in Feb. 3 –
and I am working had to make sure I follow the BIGGEST rule they set – DO NOT
GAIN ANY WEIGHT!!!
Even with exercise and watching my diet even more closely, I
haven’t been able to move the number on the scale past what I was at my last
appointment on Dec. 17. This is somewhat upsetting – you would think in 6 weeks
at least a pound would come off. BUT…I keep hearing the nurse at the surgeon's office
in my head: “No scale matters but the one HERE!” Well, every other scale I’ve
been on has been anywhere from 3 pounds off to 15 pounds off. Yup – 15 pounds! So,
I’m just doing what I do. Eating right, exercising 4 times a week and praying
for God to look over me.
Baked salmon with lemon and dill
It’s darn cold out this morning in Western NY! I don’t WANT
to go to the YMCA to work out, but I will. They have lap swim from 2:30 until
4pm today. I’ll go around 1:30pm and do the treadmill and bike for an hour then
head over to the pool to swim my 20 laps. Then home to make dinner. It’s fish
Last Friday when I was at the YMCA swimming my laps these
old broads were yapping about going out for a fish fry. Then I couldn’t get it
out of MY head. ARGH!!! But my hubby wouldn’t allow it. We went home and made
our version of a fish fry – baked salmon with lemon and dill, homemade
oil/vinegar coleslaw and my version of macaroni salad. We also had a big green
salad and split a bag of edamame for another veggie. Best “Fish Fry” EVER!