Well, apparently my being ravenously hungry the past few days really was from PMS--because I started my period today. Normally I don't talk about that on here, because nobody wants to read about that, but let me just say that I am THRILLED. I was supposed to start this Sunday... and if you follow my drift, that means I'd be on my period during my surgery on Monday, and for a few days post-op. Sounds like fun, right?!
So I've been begging and praying to God that I would start early so that it doesn't interfere with my surgery. And it worked! I should be good to go for the most part by Monday. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me.
I finally wrote a post this morning about all my favorite ways to prepare my oatmeal--which is one of my most frequently asked questions. I posted it on my recipes blog, so you can find it here. I should have written that a looong time ago!
I didn't end up doing anything fun with the kids today :( It was raining all morning and just really dreary. Then at lunchtime, my dad called and asked the kids if they wanted to go to his house, and of course they did. Maybe I'll watch a movie or something with them when they get home. We also have all weekend to spend time together.
They were invited to a birthday party on Sunday at a roller skating rink. I told Eli and he was so worried about it because he's never been skating before, poor kid. Maybe I can take them on Saturday to practice, and then he won't be so worried about it on Sunday.
Oh, so my weigh in. I knew it wouldn't be good, but I didn't expect it to be as bad as it was: I was 147, which means I gained 3.5 pounds since last Wednesday. I didn't take pictures because I wasn't too happy with the gain. I am not going to flip out about it though, and I just hope that my appetite goes back to normal now and my weight goes back down. I'll weigh myself on Monday before surgery, and then probably not again for a couple of weeks--I know I'm going to be swollen and I don't want to worry about my weight then.
I'm going to take a whole bunch of 'before' photos on Sunday. I plan on taking progress photos every day post-op. I still have no idea if I'm going to post them here, but I will at least want them for myself. I may make a video diary of the whole thing too.
|Obese person needed 3 burgers for same effect as 1 on thin person.|
"Typically, a lean person will crave a food much less than an obese person, but they'll get a greater pleasure response. So obese people don't overeat because they want food more - it's that their level of satisfaction is so much less. Furthermore, stress hormones go right to the brain and cause a craving for comfort food. Exercise, meditation, playing with grandchildren will all reduce stress and ameliorate the situation."Anyways, I just found it very well explained. I also realized last night that Hell could freeze over and Bonnie will STILL be on the damn show! Good grief.