Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dizzy and Worried

Saturday didn't go so well. The shakes are going down well but by mid afternoon I stood up and almost passed out which worried me. I should have taken my blood pressure but rode it out.  I finally got up slowly and took a potassium supplement and then had 4 saltine crackers with a bit of peanut butter. I think my sodium is low after 4 days of pee'ing every 3 hours! Felt much better and didn't feel guilty with taking in a bit of carbs.

We were invited to my BIL/SIL for dinner and I told her I would only eat the chicken breast which was fine with them. She's trying to lose some weight too. I brought a huge pan of low carb veges (asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, onions, garlic) with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a bunch of herbs and spices. They started with a bowl of pasta, as I sipped diet Iced Tea and then we had the main course and salad. The salad had a few pinenuts in it but I decided I certainly wasn't cheating. Cheating would be eating the bowl of pasta. Afterwards we went to another BIL/SIL (that I really don't like much) as they had invited all 4 of us for dessert for BIL's birthday. Some sort of creamy pineapplely thingy. I had no problem saying no thanks as it is something I have never liked anyway. It is funny to see everyone's reactions when you say no thanks to something. I was offered all sorts of other things including an apple. You have to realize this was 10:00 at night and I am usually in bed and really never eat past 7:00. So even with these little extras (I refuse to call them cheats) I am progressing well on the pre-op diet. I've dropped a couple more pounds but will record my weight on the Ticker next Wednesday.

Funny, this morning I slept in until 10:30 which is so rare, I was shocked. I am usually awake at 6:30 am! I guess my body is in some sort of denial and figures if I won't feed it, it might as well sleep. 10 days of shakes left to do!

7 comments:

workinprogress said...

good on you!!! It's tough but you'll get there - crazy as it sounds the second week is heaps easier

Barbara said...

Hang in there Sandy Lee.. soon you will be in band land.

Ali said...

The other posters are right--the second week is much easier. And, the scale keeps sliding down, which really gives you more incentive.

Good luck...you're almost there!

--Ali

THE DASH! said...

Ahh, I so feel for you - this liquid/light food phase sucks - but keeping the big picture in mind is what got me through. Almost there, hang on!! x

Girl Bandit said...

I wouldn't call that cheating at all. I had to eat out at times on the pre-op diet and I just choose low carb options like you. I started to get an upset stomach and awful runs from the shakes so rang the DR's and they said I could have a tuna salad or something similar to get rid of the queasiness. This really was the worst part for me so hang in there. Ring the Dr's if you keep getting dizzy because that doesn't sound the best xxx

Jess said...

I too have had a few close calls with dizziness. Mine have all been from getting up too fast or bending over to help my kids with something. We've got to make sure we're drinking all of our water and getting enough calories!

JustLynda said...

I think that sometimes our families and friends don't recognize how much pressure they put on us to eat while at the same time "judging" (for lack of better word) us for being fat. I go through the same thing with my parents all the time...if I eat, my mom (sister, friend, take your pick) comments on how I might want to think about eating smaller portions. If I politely decline, she keeps on with the "are you sure?"..."maybe just a little?"..."take some home"..."well, how about this?"..."or this?"..."or this?"

Last week I got frustrated and finally told my mom that maybe I wouldn't be so fat if she'd let me say "no" every once in a while. Not 100% accurate statement, but it got my point across.

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