Day 16: Your opinion about your body and how comfortable you are with it.
Oh my my!! How appropriate subject for today. I will be having the gastric sleeve surgery this coming Thursday. So my opinion of my body is changing as I type. I am on a full liquid diet today. I stomached my first protein shake. It was vanilla mixed with skim milk. The first few sips were ok but by the time I was near the end….whoa. NOT what I was expecting. It was hard to get it all down. I think next time, I will mix it with some fresh fruit…blend it up, add some ice, and try a slush. I hope that will be better.
I have these bumps and curves that are in places they shouldn’t be. Last year I had a breast reduction due to inflamed fibroids. So, that was taken care of nicely. Now to get my body in that shape. I have managed to lose close to 20 pounds since starting this journey this past February. That is pretty decent for me.
Today, I signed up for Aquatic Zumba and a meditation awareness series for this semester here at the U. The zumba stuff starts the first part of September. Well, actually I think it starts Aug 29, but I won’t be cleared to start until the next week. The meditation series is in October. I am excited about both. I thought about taking a yoga class…but I don’t want to push it too much right after surgery.
Classes begin Aug 22. I have the week before (wait, that is next week) to rest up and recover. Oh wow…it’s coming so quickly. K starts school on the 15th. I talked to her last night on the phone and asked who her teacher was this year. “It’s a boy” she said. I just had to chuckle. My good friend is the other 2nd grade teacher. I hope it’s a good year for her…with “the boy” teacher. 🙂
Today is my last day at work. I am sitting her in the office with not much going on. Both deans are in today. So it’s still pretty quiet. They both had vacation last week. Back to the grind. I wonder what they will have for me when classes start? I know I have a huge mailing that will need to be done sometime in October and November for all the alums from UNI. I did that last year. Not a problem.
As for this 30 day blog series, I might have to miss Thursdays. Or maybe Karen will type it out for me as I lay in bed at the hospital. LOL We’ll see. Transformation begins today. I really do like myself today and most days as well. Life has turned around for me in the past year. It’s been an amazing year. Even if I didn’t marry the man who was supposed to be the man of my dreams. (poor him). Being single isn’t too bad. I have a great group of friends and a wonderful family. Support is something I am not used to, but I sure like it. Feels great to be loved.
Carry on….this blog is done. Enjoy your day!!