I HAVE THE MOST AMAZING NEWS.
A piece that I wrote is going to be featured on a blog during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! I wrote about being overweight and a minority who was diagnosed with binge eating disorder. I will definitely post the link when it comes out!
I have also lost 10 lbs! That means I got my reward, a MantraBand:
I love Finding Nemo, and I love Dory, so I figured this was a great mantra to have! And really, when I get down, all I need to do is just keep swimming. My next reward for 15 lbs lost is new charms from Origami Owl and I’ve already picked them out, so hopefully I lose 5 lbs fast!
I saw the nutritionist on Friday and she told me that they are likely to submit my letter of approval to the insurance company next month! I have about 15 lbs to go to meet my pre-surgery goal weight. I am sure I could lose faster if I exercised. So now that I have gotten the eating part under control, I will be working on that. I plan on going to the gym this week. Maybe even tomorrow between church and sorority activities! Although I do have homework to do :/
School continues to go well. From my calculations, I have a 95 in the class right now. Then again, I hate math and am terrible at it, so who knows what my actual grade is…
This upcoming week starts the Bible Study groups at church. I have signed up to do a study in Genesis with some other lovely women so I am pretty pumped about it. Super excited for fun and fellowship and reading Scripture! I am getting ready to discharge a client at work too, so I won’t have 2 late nights in a row.
The biggest thing related to WLS is getting my body ready with vitamins and supplements. This is what I need to take:
And this is what it actually looks like:
So many! I had to buy a pill organizer for both AM and PM since I have to take divided doses and stuff. I would never remember to take things without it, so I am glad I found it at Target earlier.
My therapist and I are also working through a CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) workbook to help me get ready for surgery. Can I just say how amazing and awesome my therapist is? Because if she wasn’t amazing I don’t think I would be as far through recovery and actually ready to go through surgery. I mean yes, I am going to give myself credit for putting in the hard work, but I definitely had help!
Stay tuned for more posts as I get closer to surgery!