Since setting my surgery date, I have been mowing down on lots of great food. I am a person who usually watches what they eat and be really health conscious. I few posts ago I mentioned I weight around 125lbs and I’m 5’2. People are surprised that I weight so much, but it’s because I’m solid muscle!!! Joking. I currently sit at 128lbs. This is a tough thing for me to swallow (no pun intended). I feel good sitting around 120-123lbs. My pants are now getting tighter around the waist. I really don’t want to have to buy larger clothing though because I will have to replace most of my wardrobe when my weight levels out. *fingers crossed I don’t need to replace my Lululemon* . Which brings me to a little side note: I have forced myself to cut back on buying clothing over the past few months. This is really sad since I looovveee shopping!!!
Brandon and I joke about how much weight can I really gain before surgery. I told him that most people will lose 15-20% of their body weight with this surgery. He did some mental math and told me that I should be 144lbs before the surgery. Never in my life have I been 144lbs. A few weeks after testing positive for the CDH1 mutation, he brought home a half a dozen Cinnabon’s. I ate maybe one and a half, he ate the rest. At this rate, I’m thinking he will end up gaining some sympathy weight.
I also really like going to the gym. Since setting my surgery date, I’ve had some back and forth debates with myself about how often I should be going. Going to the gym has now become a double edged sword. From my physio training, I know that the stronger you are going into surgery, the better your outcome will be. But I don’t want to be losing weight (such a hard concept for me to accept). So I’ve decided that a healthy dose of one hour weight lifting group exercise classes, combined with fun Zumba a few times a week will probably do the trick. I also know that I won’t be able to do some of my high impact cardio classes (like step, and body attack) after surgery and I’m not sure how long it will take to get back to them…or if I will even be able to go back to them. So I’ll throw some of those in the mix too because I am the type of person who needs to work out to the point of total fatigue or I feel like I didn’t work out hard enough. Now that I’ve said this, I have to stick to it.
Just under three months until my surgery. The race is on! Oh and if any of you guys want to go out for dinner with me. You know I’ll be game!!