The Eighth & Ninth Week of Pre-Sleeve Surgery Diet
Happy 4th of July!
June 25: We heard from our Surgery Coordinator Shirley that we should only have to pay the surgeon under $300 each because our insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Federal) will pay the majority of it and our deductible has been met! The hospital is a different billing so we plan to go by there and talk with them about what expense we will be looking at but I doubt it will be more than $500 each because that is the most they have ever charged for a hospital stay.
July 2nd: Our last pre-surgery doc appointment today. He said he would see us in 2 months, that falls just after our surgery. It was an uneventful appointment, we had both lost a little more weight, he is still not “for” surgery but won’t fight us on it.
July 7th: We have totally stalled on losing weight so I hope we can ramp it up and get the last few pounds we wanted to be lost before the big day! I think we are probably just going through a phase of depression where we really do not want to even try, life reasons not weight loss reasons. We have teens/young adult kids and stress from them keep us on an emotional roller coaster. At times I worry that this is the worse time to have surgery done with the chaos we have going on in our life but then I remember there will always be chaos and always be stress or less than perfect conditions and we NEED to have this done to help us become healthier and help us feel better and maybe then we would handle life stresses better. All we can do is pray and trust God to help us through. I think of the serenity prayer a lot, I have to accept the things I cannot change and have the courage to change the things I can and my weight is a thing I CAN change and I must have courage!
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
Check out our food & fitness diaries flip through the dates to check out everything:
I will be honest, we are only losing weight by controlling our eating and not even eating healthy just less than we used to. We are being mindful of how much we eat and trying to stay away from sweets most of the time (although I have cheated on that often.)
- Start Weight 4/29/18: 348.6
- Current Weight 7/8/18: 314.2
- ↓ 34.2 LBS
- Start Weight 4/19/18: 305
- Current Weight 7/8/18: 283.6
- ↓ 21.4 LBS
Till Next week…
Peace, Love, & Blessings,
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