How I'm Doing So Far

Friday, August 13, 2010

picture of health

had my complete physical yesterday to ensure i'm healthy going in to surgery and alert the docs of any problems.
Yippeeee... there were none. With the exception of my HDL (that's the good cholesterol) absolutely everything (and they tested EVERYTHING) was smack in the range of where it should be. And the HDL can be improved with exercise, which I'm doing.

ECG was good, blood pressure, glucose..... I'm healthy. Wonder what it would have been 8 1/2 weeks ago when i started this process and was up 30lbs and not exercising at all!?!?!

Next step is my appt with the surgeon on August 26 when hopefully we set a date. He had indicated this should be mid-late september. well my dbf is travelling for work sept 13-19 so i don't want to have it til he gets back and now my boss has told me he wants me to go on a work trip sept 14-18. i'm going to have to work a deal with my nutritionist and surgeon because there's no way i'll manage a liquids only diet while travelling for work!?!?! Any thoughts on this? Those of you who have done liquids only for the pre-op diet, do you think this is do-able when I'm travelling and attending conferences all day? Also will be travelling with boss so not sure if i'd be expected to do dinners as well as the conference lunches.... argh !!!!!

thanks for the happy thoughts on my nsv's - a few more.
yesterday in my torture training session i did 4 sets of 10 pushups. when i did my fitness evaluation 7 weeks ago i could only do 3.
I also did 5 sets of 20 different crunches for my ab workout. we were aiming for 150 and that next set derailed me.... again..... i was frustrated and teary but my trainer was awesome and  pulled me out of that funk.

today i'm wearing a pair of jeans (LB Red 2's) that I haven't been able to wear in a long time. they fit well, but are creating some serious muffin-top action. luckily i'm wearing a flowing peasant-style top to hide that :)


-Grace- said...

Glad it went well!! The time really does fly by and soon enough you will be banded :)

Sam said...

Glad to hear you are healthy and are nearly there. I actually preferred being extra busy when I was on the liquid phase before surgery. It kept my mind off the fact that I was on a liquid diet:)

Christine said...

You're getting stronger and more fit! That's fantastic! You've had some great NSVs lately!!