starts on June 9th . My surgery is going to be on June 23rd.
In the meantime, I've got quite a long "to do" list to get myself and my home prepared for this journey.
I've got to get back in the habit of logging my meals so I can make sure I'm getting enough protein and such. I've done this on and off for ages, so it shouldn't be too hard to get back to it.
I also need to develop a habit of keeping track of how much water I drink. I'm so used to being able to guzzle big 32 ounce cups of water. After my surgery, I won't be able to do that so drinking enough water each day will take a little more effort. I'm planning on buying one of those "flavor infusing" pitchers for the fridge. I can add herbs and fruit and such to it, but mainly I'll know when it's empty that I've had at least as much water as my body needs.
I need to say "goodbye" to caffeine and carbonation. I rarely have any, so this shouldn't be difficult....but I think one last Coke might be in order.
I need to start cutting out all the simple carbohydrates and increasing my protein intake.
I need to keep my ass moving. I've been using my awesome new exercise bike a lot, but it's time to get back in the pool (it's finally warm enough - almost!) and WALKING.
I've got to start cleaning out the junk in the pantry and fridge. I don't get into it much now, but I don't want to be tempted later. My poor hubby is going to have to make some changes too!
I've got to go to the store and buy TONS of protein powder and low sodium broth.
Lots to do...little time to do it.
I've got to get BUSY!