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I made weigh in!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

I am so excited that I made weigh in by 5 pounds!! I'm so happy (happy dance!). So soon, aka next week, I will buy my food (shakes, puddings, soups, drinks....) for my pre-surgery diet and talk with the surgery coordinator to set up a date. OMG, I'm so excited!!! It feels kinda like it's never going to happen, but now here it is, getting closer!

There might be a small glitch, they may want me to retake the sleep study. It only recorded for two hours while I was in bed, when I got up and started moving around (making tea for my cough), it stopped recording. So, inadequate study, it's supposed to record for at least 4 hours. Darn. I doubt my insurance will pay for another one, so I'm hoping they will go with what we got. I snore, but no signs of sleep apnea in the two hours that they were able to capture. And part of the results was that weight loss may help reduce the snoring. Ba-da-bing! (hehehe)

I was talking to the dietitian about how much weight I could possibly lose in the first year, and she gave me some tips. I don't know how well I can stick to them, but I'm going to do my very best. I won't list them all here, as I'm no dietitian, but I'm super excited at the prospect of what I can do over the next year!

I have to start monitoring my blood sugar 2x daily till surgery, then probably some time afterwards. Same with my blood pressure. I've got a pretty good little machine for that. My blood sugar has gotten really low, so it could be time to take me off of the meds or to back them off some. Yay!

Not sure if I put this on here before or not, but ENT put me on some stronger reflux meds and so far I'm coughing less. I'm still coughing, but not as much. It's a pain to take, you have to remember to take them 45 minutes before you eat dinner. That is how it works best. I keep tums beside my bed now and I'm hoping that this will work, because that means that when I have the surgery, it will be fixed. The surgery all but fixes acid reflux... or that is what I remember from the videos and what I've researched. Yay!

So, now I'm starting a streak, like SparkGuy says, 10 minutes a day. I'm going to get on the treadmill with the intention of 10 minutes a day and if I stay longer hooray, and if I don't then at least I got my 10 minutes in! I feel more awake when I work out, and even though walking is all I can do right now, I'm going to give it my all. When I go on my pre-op two weeks, the goal is to do 30 minutes a day. Doesn't have to be all at once, just throughout the day, walking for at least 30 minutes.

With that I will say thank you for joining me on my journey, and have a blessed day!!
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