I’m down about 8-9 pounds on the high protein pre-op liquid diet. I stopped begging people to bring me a bucket of chicken (kidding) on Thursday. I finally am experiencing ketosis, which basically means my liver is shrinking and my fat is burning. I am no longer “hungry.”
I can understand why people fast. It does bring a clarity of mind. I have also experienced hunger, true hunger, for the first time in recent memory. It made me think of the little girl I sponsor in India and how I never want her to ever know hunger again. To not be able to satisfy that ache in the belly for an indefinite period of time – I don’t even want to think about it.
One week to go until surgery. I’m going back to work tomorrow for the week in between and I’m happy to have a reason to get out of the house – to feel useful. One more week of no food whatsoever, then the real test begins.
I’m happy, truly, to be attacking the obesity problem in my life, to finally be pro-active in my health. I have become a recipe diva (imagine doing this while not eating) and am ready to face the challenge of rebuilding my shrinking body.
I’ve got this.
I’m sure the next week will fly by. I can’t believe I had surgery four weeks ago and haven’t been in my regular routine since. I know I will look back at this season and see many threads I can’t at the moment.
The tapestry will be beautiful and it will be mine.