Just about 16 days to surgery.. Hummm. that was surprisingly hard to type, which is the equivalent of saying it out loud. The road to WLS (weight loss surgery) is a long one. I don’t think there is a different type of surgery that requires so much pre-op time and tasks (Maybe sex change surgery?). It is incredibly emotional to get close to the surgery process. There are several months soul-searching, logging food, exercising, doctors appointments and testing. Navigating through that process is almost a full-time job. The job I happily signed up for because I didn’t get to the point that I needed WLS by being diligent about what I put in my mouth and exercising regularly (or should I say at all). So basically, brought all this on myself, there is no one to blame. I get that, understand it and put in the work. With that confession being said……. Shit 16 more days……..
I am I ready for a complete and utter life style change….. ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY!!! So ready that I started early. I’m the kind of person who goes in head first, drinks all the kool aid, the challenge consumes me. Lets look at the 5Ks. I got it in my head that I was going to walk and do 5Ks. So… I challenged myself to 6 5Ks in the year 2017 and completely running one. —-> Drank all the kool aid:
January – Signed up for 3 5Ks for the beginning of the year and completed 100 walking miles by Jan 31st for my Run the Year team. (complete 2017 mile in 2017)
February – Competed first 5K of year and set a new PR (shaved on 5 mins), signed up for a few more 5K races, and signed up for a slew of virtual 5Ks (I lost count). Additionally, I am within 7 miles of completing my 100 miles in Feb goal with two and a half days to go.
Folk this is only a few months in. I have changed the way I look at food by paying lots of attention to ingredints and macro nutrients. I am not eating completely clean but that will change as I am allowed to introduce whole foods back into my diet. What ever I have been doing has been working. I am down more that 30 lbs since October 26th, the first day I was weighed at the bariatic center. Its pretty exciting that I am in a size 16 pant from a 20. It is not exciting that my boobs are melting away.. I liked those. Oh well..Ill take it. The hard part is I dont see the changes. In my eyes I am still the same size, even though I see that my clothes dont fit. Its a terrible mind fuck and it is something that I will have to work on.
PS. I know that I am missing lots of details of how I got to 16 days but to be honest the last month and a half have been out of control busy. I am never still long enough to get my thought down on the computer.. Once the train really got running I couldnt stop it. I promise I will update soon on the last of my appointments, pre-op appts, submission and approval.