So… my liquid diet officially starts tomorrow (July 8th). Since I gained 10 pounds from having a million “food funerals” (saying goodbye to all the foods I will miss), I decided to start the diet 5 days early. Yeah, that didn’t work.
Each day I did really well until dinner. I would eat sugar free jello and a slim fast shake for breakfast, and have a sugar free popsicle for a snack. Then dinner would come around. I would be so starving that I would give up my diet and eat whatever I wanted. Same thing each day. The good news is I lost 6 pounds because I have been half-day dieting. Also, when I “indulge” during dinner, I am careful to not over indulge. I did try Swanson’s chicken and beef broth. The beef broth was disgusting, and the chicken broth was just so plain. I decided I would rather just eat a million jello’s throughout the day. I really wish I liked the broth so that I could at least have a little variety, but nope. Stupid taste buds.
Other life updates: My bestest girlfriend Sophia (in all the pics from my previous blogs) is dating someone! I’m very excited for her! And now we have plenty more gossip and stories for each other haha! Alex got a full-time job last week! He starts training tomorrow, and is super excited! It’s at the same place Timur works, a car photography place (don’t know the name of the company- maybe I should pay better attention when they talk to me ;)). Autumn is really getting great at swimming!! With the help of her floatie, she is super comfortable navigating herself around the pool with no help now! I love it! Fourth of July was lots of fun! We had a couple friends over, went swimming, went to dinner, and watched the fireworks. It was really a great time! Autumn was terrified at first of the fireworks, but we played some Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (her favorite!) for her on the phone, and she was happy as a clam for the rest of the works.
Back to surgery stuff (again). My surgery is in 15 days!!!! I can’t believe it. I have been reading, watching videos, and pinning things about the surgery more then ever. I think I have all my supplies ready, but I haven’t gone grocery shopping yet for after surgery. I probably will a day or two before. I know I already made a post about surgery supplies, but since then I have added more and in one of my upcoming blogs I will update the list so everyone can see all of what I bought. I know other people’s lists have helped me, so hopefully mine can help others. Pay it forward. 🙂
I don’t really have anything else to say, so I will keep this post as it is- relatively short.
Hope you all had a great 4th of July! I am putting some pics below of mine.
“Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to tomorrow.”- Unknown
“Life without liberty is like the body without a spirit.”- Kahlil Gibran