I had a dream last night that I made pancakes for the girls, and ate 4 of them myself, before remembering that I'm supposed to be on a liquid diet! I woke up relieved that it was only a dream. I wonder if I'll be dreaming about food for the rest of my life.
The good news is that I'm down 4 pounds from all this madness. I get mad when I hear people say things like "I gave up drinking pop and lost 25 pounds!". I gave up pop, artificial sweeteners and most sugars back in January. I didn't lose an ounce. So, I've been on liquids for 4 days and I've lost 4 pounds. I'm not complaining, because I'm grateful for any weight loss, but is this what it takes for me to lose weight? I have to eat only fruits, drink my protein, and go to bed hungry? Seems a little unfair to me, but I guess I have to accept that as my fate. It just kind of pisses me off, that's all.
I am feeling better than I was, and I think I'm finally detoxed from carbs. No headaches, and I don't feel as weak as before. I've been keeping up with my weight lifting classes but have stopped "Power Cycling". It's a grueling 60 minute, fast paced class and I just don't think I have the energy to get through that! At this point I think weight lifting is the key. I really don't want to have sagging skin after all this hard work!
Surgery is one week from today. And so the count down begins!