Happy Friday and end of week and start of weekend! I didn’t blog yesterday and I should have. Yesterday I had my 6 month post op appointment following my surgery I had in April. Everything is looking good. I’m down a total of 86 pounds. The only thing is, I am deficient in Vitamin B1 so I need to start taking a supplement for that. I also have to take a B12 sublingual. I didn’t know I was supposed to be taking one of those all along. My weakest part of my weight loss journey is getting my protein in…my diet. I don’t eat enough. This is totally opposite of what I used to be. It used to be whenever I got emotional, I would look for something to eat to make me feel better. For some reason, I found comfort in food – all types of food. Sweet, savory, you name it. Any any type of emotion could bring about my desire to binge too. Now, however, if I get emotional, I do the opposite. I have no desire to eat. I go in my room and lay down and cry and cuddle my stuffed animals. And if by chance I do eat something, it generally makes my stomach upset.
As a result of my poor eating, my hair has been thinning really bad. This is due to the rapid weight loss and lack of protein mostly. So, the dietician and doctor both said, if I need to use protein drinks or smoothies to get my protein in, then do it! I need to be shooting for 60-80 grams per day; preferably 80.
As far as exercise, I was doing great before the snow and cold set in. So, now the goal has been set for me to try hitting the trail outside twice a week and then doing my exercise dvd’s at least once a week. I explained to the exercise physiologist that getting out in nature helped soothe my soul and that my happy place was at the lakeshore. While it’s not feasible to go out to the lakeshore daily, I can head over to the White Pine Trail that runs along the Rogue River. At least that’s still getting out in nature.
So, on to the baking I did today. Tonight was Heart & Home at my brother’s church and we were asked to bring 3 dozen cookies and a $5 gift card. I actually did bake 2 dozen. I made Salted Caramel and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. I was going to make some molasses cookies; however, I discovered that I didn’t have any flour. So, I decided I was going to go to the store and get some ingredients to make something else and at the same time get the gift card. I got to the store and realized I didn’t have my ID!! Where the heck could it be?! I realized the last time I had it out was a few days prior at another store on the other side of town. So I quickly went to that store and thankfully, they still had my ID!! I was so relieved. But now, I was running late on time so I ended up buying cookies for my last batch. I got the gift card too. The event at church started at 6:30 and I probably didn’t get there until 7. But, my brother and sister in law were also running late so I didn’t feel too bad. Dinner was catered. Chicken, potatoes, salad, green bean casserole. It was really good. I just had chicken, potatoes and green bean casserole and some juice to drink.
The bible lesson was great. I had a great time and brought home a few treats. I didn’t take many because I certainly don’t need them.
So aside from nearly losing my ID, today was pretty good. I can’t believe I actually baked. I hadn’t baked in a really long time. I’m glad they turned out okay and they seem to go over well.
I’m going to end it here. Wherever you are, I wish you peace, love and smiles.
Dottie May 🌻