I really pushed myself in class today. I was even sweating in the water! I told my instructor that I wanted to work on my abdomen so we did lots of ab work. I will be sore tomorrow and my swimming suit is getting way to large on me. I don't want to buy another one though until after my surgery.
I am just going to be miserable not being able to work out. I will be able to use the treadmill and walk upstairs and some of the weight machines that just work the legs. I hate the treadmill though as it is so boring, same with the bikes. But it is better then nothing.
I was still in bed when my MIL got here this morning so had to hustle and not have breakfast. Usually I drink a slim fast on swim day so I was starving when I got home. I had more Ramen noodles. I get stuck on something I like and have tendency to eat it alot until I get sick of it. So far I am not sick of them. I also had a glass of V8 with a few drops of olive oil and applesauce. Another thing I am stuck on right now, applesauce with cinnamon warmed in the microwave. Yummy. It is like eating the middle of a slice of apple pie. I have some vegetable soup cooking and will have low fat grilled cheese sandwiches with them. I have cut way down on bread again but feel it will be OK since I will be working 12 hours tonight.
Once again my husband said something to the effect of you are making on these changes and next thing I know you will be moving away. I usually just laugh but realized he really is concerned about it. We sat down and I explained once again why I was doing all the things I am doing. To get healthy, to not become a diabetic if possible, to be in less pain, to not have anymore bone deterioration, to feel good about myself and to be more attractive for him. I am 51 years old and not about to jump ship after 32 years and try and break in another man. I almost have this one trained! I could not imagine being with anyone else and I thought he knew how much I loved him, maybe I don't tell him enough. I will start though. I think he feels better.
I get such tunnel vision I don't realize what other people may think of what I am doing. He is not the least bit happy about the reduction, even though he understands why I want to have it done. He worries that the one surgery that isn't completely necessary is the one I will have complications with. I worry about also but I usually sail through surgeries and work hard to recover quickly so I am not going to think about it. I am in the best shape I can be in to have surgery right now.
I weighed after swimming and was down to 200 even. I can't really count it yet because I am always down a couple of pounds after water aerobics. It usually comes back but not always. Gives me extra incentive to do good. Soon I will be under 200! I think it was 1992 the last time I was under that.