And so it begins

June 17, 2013:  Three weeks pre-op.  Pre-op diet began today.

June 17, 2013: Three weeks pre-op. Pre-op diet began today.

I met with my primary care doc this morning to review my latest labs and to get my pre-op clearance from her taken care of.  Labs, while not fabulous, are providing me with baseline a1c, fasting glucose, triglyceride and cholesterol levels.  My EKG was picture perfect and I have been deemed fit for surgery.

I decided to resume the practice of snapping a photo each week of my weight loss phase.  I had done this the last time I lost a significant amount of weight and it really helped me to see progress when the scale didn’t budge.  I also decided to take measurements of my neck, arms, legs (both calf and thigh), waist, hip, bust and chest so that I could see the inches coming off too.  I like numbers.  A LOT.  So keeping track of all these things will appease the data hound in me.  Once I hit my first weight loss milestone, I’m planning on buying the Aria scale that syncs wirelessly with my Fitbit.

Now I’ve got to decide how often to take those measurements.  I’m thinking once a month.  I plan to weigh weekly, on Sundays.  Once a week is plenty for me.

Today also marked the first day of my pre-op diet.  It really hasn’t been too bad so far.  Thankfully, my doctor’s plan does allow one meal daily, and believe me, I am sooooo looking forward to it!  Tonight’s menu is baked salmon and steamed broccoli.  Yum!  It’ll be a nice change of pace from protein drinks, that’s for sure.

I just hope that this pays off in the end.

One response to “And so it begins

  1. I’m so excited to watch your progress!!

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