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Anticipation and the Roller Coaster Ride

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Anticipation of surgery on Friday is taking its toll on my eating these past 3 days! I have managed to keep exercising, but have been craving and eating all the worst possible foods, mostly carbs like bread, cookies, and cake...So here I go.... down five pounds on Saturday and up those five pounds today. Due to my own poor choices, I have not lost an ounce in two weeks. I am thankful that I have not gained any weight though. I appreciate that it could have been worse, and I could have gained weight over two weeks!

My angst over not being able to exercise for two weeks after surgery has stressed me out along with anxiety over the surgery outcomes to the point of making poor eating choices. I need to get a grip on all of this, and gain a more healthy perspective. In the medical community, removal of the salivary gland is not a major issue and is an outpatient procedure. In addition, I am fortunate to be in good overall health, so I need to adjust my attitude. It will all be fine, and I need to continue to focus on my goals. emoticon emoticon
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  • CASPERMULAN1
    Hope all went well with the surgery. Take it easy as the Drs. say. Get back to exercising when you can. In the meantime, I wish you strength not to munch! We are thinking of you!
    922 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    If they are telling you to EXPECT something, know that it is normal or they would not proceed. GO with whatever happens post-op, but make sure to have your family members know what you c=should expect later as well.
    You will do fine.
    924 days ago
  • READY201811
    Stress of the surgery and mind thinking as it chooses makes bodies react in ways we don’t like. Amazing how food helps us or is suppose to help with emotions yet is counterproductive. Today took my friend to her cancer appointment and she wanted a Culver’s turtle sundae. Of course we indulged and not something we do everyday. But there are days when we do what we do to get through. Once surgery is over and possibly may need to start again at least your mind is there. You want this, you can do this, you will do this.
    926 days ago
  • I_WALK_WITH_JOY
    You can do this.. I wish you well with the surgery.
    926 days ago
  • JUSLANA
    You are so right..the control you have over this situation is how you deal with it. Be strong, you can do this.Sending pwoer thoughts your way!
    927 days ago
  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
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    927 days ago
  • THROOPER62
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  • DMDANGELO
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    Good luck with making healthy food choices and your surgery. It sounds like you are craving "comfort" foods. You are right this has everything to do with stress! You can do it!

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    927 days ago
  • BEACHCOMBER16
    Good luck with your surgery. I would be nervous too. emoticon
    927 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11411789
    A positive attitude about your healthy lifestyle and your upcoming surgery will be one of your best companions. Our "humanness" sometimes gets in the way and we get run over by life. But by now you know you have the right attitude to take on these bumps in the road, learn from them, and move forward with your life. Just keep doing your best, one day at a time. We'll be here to help you along the way. As Doris Day sang in 1956:

    QUE SERA, SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE)

    When I was just a little girl
    I asked my mother, what will I be
    Will I be pretty
    Will I be rich
    Here's what she said to me

    Que será, será
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours to see
    Que será, será
    What will be, will be

    When I grew up and fell in love
    I asked my sweetheart, what lies ahead
    Will we have rainbows
    Day after day
    Here's what my sweetheart said

    Que será, será
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours to see
    Que será, será
    What will be, will be

    Now I have children of my own
    They ask their mother, what will I be
    Will I be handsome
    Will I be rich
    I tell them tenderly

    Que será, será
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future's not ours to see
    Que será, será
    What will be, will be
    Que será, será
    927 days ago
  • BIRBKITTEN1234
    You can do it! Good luck with your surgery!
    927 days ago
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