Sunday, August 31, 2008


Another good day! I am having trouble getting enough protein. The dietition sheet states about 45 grams a day. Today I took in 23. I think I will try to call Georgia on Tuesday and ask about that.
I remembered something that I didn't write about my hospital stay. I had to stay in the hospital overnight and the next morning they took me to the Xray department to have a graffin swallow test to make certain the band was positioned properly and that fluids could pass through. It was interesting to see the picture as explained by the doctor.
I biked twice today as the rec was closed due to the holiday. I biked for 15 minutes both times and hit 2.6 miles each time. It doesn't bother my knees to bike and I have been working on this most of the past two months.
I tried some South Beach On the Go powder in water tonight. One pack has three grams of protein. I don't know if it was the temperature or the strawberry/banana flavor that didn't seem to sit well. They advise that if something isn't easily tolerated, wait two or three weeks and try it again. I guess I will have to do that.
I wanted to get on the scale this morning but I am afraid of what I see. I have decided to just be patient and weight once a week. That way I won't be disappointed if I don't lose the expected one to two pounds a week.


Mom said...

Yeah, hold off on that temptation to weigh daily, girlfriend. Depression and frustration set in when it doesn't move fast enough for you and at this point, you don't need that. Doing good, proud of you...XO, Pat

ps..Suzie is in SD..will be gettin' ahold of you to go see that new baby!! Lucky her!!

sara.fridley said...

You are doing great! And that scale isn't going to tell you anything that the loose clothing hasn't already shown.

Talk to you later!

Anonymous said...

Sylvia I'm glad to hear you are doing so well! I'm glad the surgery went well and I will continue to pray for your recovery and for your road to health. Galations 6:9 says to not grow weary for in good season your will reap if you do not lose heart. Keep your eyes on your goal!

Nola said...

Once a week will be enough! It is so tempting to get on the scales more often....but it will just do your head in!! Myself, and lots of others I have read about, seem to have trouble getting enough protein in. After a couple of failures I finally found a vanilla flavoured one that could be mixed with milk or water and that seemed to do the trick. Also, I am still taking disolvable multi vitamins....I think they help too. You sound fantastic and very have done the right thing:)