So, I am not a huge fan of body fat calculators and the like, not even a little bit. But, I have good reason, I'm FAT! However, tonight, I found some solace deep in the heart of one such calculator. This one to be exact, they sell equipment and such to measure these things, but a good old measuring tape will work just fine. I have used this site twice now, first on July 6th and again tonight (August 26th). The first I thought would be good to have "when I have lost all the weight I want to lose", but it even came in handy having it tonight! According to the measurements for both, I am "only" down 1 pound, but the measurements are what I am more interested in!
I am really happy to see any movement as far as the weight loss/looking better front goes. I have been really hung up on my current weight, mainly because it isn't going anywhere, and had briefly considered another "drastic" change in eating. Okay, not "so" drastic...but I was thinking I needed to spend some serious time back at the Induction phase!
I am a little nervous about what the surgery to remove my fibroid is going to be weight-loss wise. If they decide to go the route of laproscopic surgery (robots poking tiny holes in me, they do Gall Bladder surgery this way), I could be out of the hospital withing 24 to 48 hours. That option puts me back at home where I have control over what I eat and don't eat. My main concern though is if they decide I need to be "opened up". Due to the sheer size of my fibroid, this is the more likely option and, if the Internet is correct, would land me in the hospital for 3 to 5 (or more) days! Not that it would be hard to go back to Induction immediately after, but I don't want to eat carbs (in the form of whatever they deem suitable for my consumption) just to make hospital staffers happy. No, I will be the "difficult" patient that is going to refuse to change my eating habits. I know what happens when I eat the carbs (we're talking bread and pasta here)...I blow up! I will consent to drinking my meals if I have to, but they will be my Atkins shakes, not the sugar filled garbage "they" have! Has anyone had these on ice? I usually just keep a few chilled in the fridge... Another option is my protein powders, also a zero sugar option that is great for low carbers like me (see my review...About Time...). I have a travel container in the Peaches & Cream flavor I have been dying to try! The protein powder mixes up with water and could easily be smuggled in if they are going to force the issue.
Yes, I am planning on being difficult...it is who I am! At any rate, I don't even meet with the surgeon until September 21st, so I have time to do a little more research on the subject. I suspect that I won't be going in for the actual surgery until sometime in or after October of this year.