OMG, what a trial you all went through with your daughter's surgery - I am so glad she is all better now!! I had to chuckle about the part where her food had to come from the cafeteria though - I did exactly the same thing!
Actually, I spent 2 days in the hospital ER, while they were taking tests on me and CT scans and what not. I got to eat not a morsel of food, just water for those two days. (Lost 6 pounds though - wish it all stayed off, hehehe).
When I was sprung, even thought the nitro they gave me (just in case it was a heart attack) and the other meds gave me a terrible headache and a huge dose of nausea - I was still hungry. I wanted fruit terribly and a salad! So off to the cafeteria I went, luckily that is where they store the healthy food.
I am hoping never to see a hospital again - but I learned this from FrozenVeg's recounting of her gall bladder surgery - if you have the time you can get with the hospital's dietitians/nutrition staff and design your own vegan meals or any other kind. Now that is cool! But the rest of that food they serve - well Saint's Preserve us - if we have to eat that crap!Coleen:
Wow - me an inspiration - I chuckle at that too. I am like the lowest person on the totem pool with weight loss, but I guess I am strong on the tenacity end! It's true I don't give up. And even I am a stunned at the challenges that get thrown my way and I just have to keep on truckin".
I mean gee whiz who'd be thinking on this diet your gall bladder would scream "yank me now!" Even my dear Doctor said I should try to just keep up with what I am doing and see if the dang thing would settle down. Well - nope
But mostly, thanks for your great support - you made my day, nah, that's good for a whole month!!!!!! As for how it's going:
Well, I am kind of mad at myself for spending the huge amount of $150 for the ASW downloads, not that it's not fantastic and I am learning tons - well, it wasn't in the budget. I am really nervous about the possibilty of getting some huge medical bills in the mail - I could just call and find out - but I am doing well on not spending because of this latent anxiety. Which is to say it's working for me, so I not going to rock the boat on that
Still, it looks like 3 days in the hospital is only going to cost me $65 of copay. That is amazing! I am going to try to keep my medical costs to a complete minimum in future just to show my complete gratitude to them on that, hehehe - I am nice that way
So yesterday I did like nothing but watch the ASW and am completely enjoying it. Plus, I got to see FrozenVeg introduced by Dr. McD on it. She is like a major hero to me - (well all the Star McDougallers are and everyone of us sticking to this day by day) - but FV just majorly hit some chords with me on the walking issues she was having, before McDougal.
Plus, Dr. McD actually described her cool mind method of looking at a table and seeing the SAD food as NOT FOOD example - when he introduced her. What she does is she sees SAD food as not anymore edible then the forks, knives or table clothes when she encounters it. Really, I am glad he cited that because to me it's just such simple genius and boy it's working for me too.
Today I got back to walking - and it was not a breeze. I had to tell myself driving over to the flatest route I can find in my hilly little town - that I'd just try for 20 minutes. I just am not getting the energy back, though I have been doing everything I can think of to pack in energy foods that work for me. Greens galore: collards, mustard greens, spinach - I even ate some native "Miner's Lettuce" along the trail this morning,
, but still the energy wanes. I hope the sunshine I got helps too, as they say natural vitamin D has an actual huge energy punch to it too - I think that's covered in one of Dr. McDs newsletters.
Anyway, still not getting anywhere with energy, but the pain is going down a lot and getting back to what I am used to on this WOE. So I am going for patience and have to be happy with myself that I got in 30 minutes of walking, by just doing one more step, every step of the way.
Now I think I treat myself to some oatmeal and see if Debbie has posted our weight loss for the week. Absolutely nothing cheers me up like seeing how well we are all doing!!!!!! Hmm, and then I think maybe I watch another module of the ASW - oh that's a good reward for getting the walking done