My goals since my last doctors appointment have been 30 minutes of exercise, 64 ounces of water and 60 grams of protein. I'm supposed to stay under 900 calories. I think I'm getting everything in and staying under the calorie goal. However, I was eyeballing everything. I'm not doing that anymore. My digital scale has become my friend. Unless I am having something easy like a yogurt or cheese stick, which are already serving sized for me, I need to portion out 2oz of protein, 1-2 ounces of veggies and minimal amount of starch. I haven't been putting starch on my plate. 4-6 ounces total fills me up and makes Tazzy happy.
I did make a grocery store error this week. I had been out of Sugar free popcicles and thought I grabbed a box to refill. They are nice when I just can't face another 8 ounces of water. Well, I bought popcicles, but not sugar free. Yeah, Tazzy was not a happy camper. Sugar is not my friend! I will keep those on hand for the grands.
For exercise, I added yoga and stretching to the walking and weights. My body feels good and I am very hyper. It takes about an hour to get through my routine.
I had my pre-eviction appointment for Barnacle Bill the cyst. His eviction is set for December 21st at 10am. I will be having an open incision because of the size of of Bill then I will be in the hospital for a few days. On Christmas Eve Eve, I should come home to heal. The doctor informed me it will be 6-8 weeks before I can get back to heavy exercising. Walking is ok if I take it slow.
Sarge and our kids are great and I am sure I will be well taken care of by them. We have already planned to push Christmas back a day and celebrate with me on the couch and everyone else making the meal and doing the presents stuff. I am no where near done with shopping, but I am sure I will get it done in the next week.
Thank you for joining me on my journey.