ah, you’ve read that right. My butt is singing hymns right now. I got a new chair.
While I was on the old and hard chair without backrest for not even a full week, my back and ass hurt so much I thought I will never be able to sit any more. But the wait is over. I didn’t want to risk another part breaking right after a repair so I ordered a new chair and it arrived today. Hooray. I had a full upper body workout while I put that thing together, but it was worth it 😀
But wait there is more! Tuesday was my second nutrition class and I had to hand in my nutrition and exercise records. After reminding the lovely nutritionist that I don’t have to wait the 6 months and that it is the last thing I need for my paperwork, she was kind enough to stay for a bit longer and went through it with me. In her words, I am doing very well and got a gold star. It’s all marked as good and she is handing it in at the adipositas center for me.
We did a couple of Thera-band exercises this time and it was hard for me. I went slower and with less repetitions but I did my best to do something. Hell, yeah!
Also, we had a weigh-in, as every month to our nutrition class and I have lost 5 kilos during the last 30 days. I am quite over the moon. Since my first consultation on December 22nd, I have lost 8 kilos (17.6 lbs) through changing my diet and getting up from my chair a few more times (since I can’t do real exercise yet). I’m incredibly happy and proud of myself.
I’ve been asked what my changes in diet consist of. Basically, I decreased my carb intake drastically and if I eat them it’s like whole grain and such. I substituted potatoes, rice, and noodles with vegetable alternatives like cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli etc. I’m focussing on protein like meat, fish and such. I always loved veggies, I’m eating even more of that now. When I want snacks it’s veggies or cheese, or an egg – Haven’t eaten potato chips for over a month. Stuff like that. So basically Protein first, veggies second, carbs as little as possible. And then of course 2.5 – 5 litre of water a day. Every now and then I am drinking a protein shake instead of a meal, usually when I am too lazy to make a meal lol
Another change was that I keep up with the whole mindful eating. I eat slower, chew while counting to 25, wait between bites and the most important change is that I made the portions smaller after I realized that slow eating made me full faster.
It sounds easy but it did cost some willpower. I hope to get as close to 200kg before surgery as I can. Right now I am at 206.9. Depending on how much time I have, it should be doable. No idea if you notice it, but the outlook for surgery and the life change coming with it alone is doing wonders for my mood and depression. I’m bloody excited! 🙂
In other news, my paperwork is now on the way to the Adipositas Centre of the clinic where I’ll have my surgery. They’ll put everything together and send it off to the insurance. So all I can do now is wait!
There are one two things I want to talk about while I wait for my letter from the insurance. So keep your eyes peeled for another blog post soon! Until then, stay awesome!