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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It Stopped Me Cold!

I have been researching and researching and researching all about WLS, the before and after's, the good, the bad, the ugly. The diet…before and after. What you will be giving up prior to and after surgery.

I came across something…something silly really in the big scheme of things…that made me really stop…think…do I want to even finish looking through and researching this option.

Do you want to know what stopped me…seriously?

Caffeine! YES, my coffee!!!!!

Will I? Can I? Do I want to give up my coffee?!

I mean I remember how miserable I was doing the 30 day vegan challenge…miserable! Can I do this? Again…just the eliminating caffeine part. Oh my! I sort of began to panic!

Then I regained myself…composed myself…talked to myself for about an hour. I CAN do this! I WILL do this! I WANT to do this! It is only caffeine! Do I need it? No not really and when I really sit and think about it why do I consume something that ultimately has the potential to control me?! I mean really!

Who is in control? Me? Or Food?

Obviously food has been in control of me for a long time or I would not be in the position I am now, right? So what a great first step in my progress to kick caffeine to the curb! I will no longer allow anyone or thing but ME to control my actions and decisions! (sounds good doesn’t it? Yeah I thought so too, but realistically I know this is going to be a hard uphill battle)

This is my first day with no coffee and at 8:25 I am feeling a headache…is it real or imagined? Either way my fight needs to begin today.

Here are the steps I am taking to prepare me…

  • no caffeine
  • no fast food
  • no soda
  • 1200 calories a day
  • 30 – 60 minutes exercise 3 times a week
  • focusing on protein first making sure I am getting at least 60g a day in

The countdown continues as my New Patient Orientation appointment is next Tuesday. Where I get the information from this particular WLS center. One thing I did find out is that there are only 3 surgeons doing WLS with robotic technology…2 are here in Bangor with this particular program and apparently this center is world renown.

Trish

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