Saw a new number again on the scale, down to 282. I am hoping to be in the 270's before surgery. I have about a week to do it. Of course I think my scale will differ from the doctors office, so I will have to take that into account too. This time next week I will be packing my bags for the trip to Sioux Falls. This week is going to fly by.
I am surprised by my diet, in that the longer I am on it the easier it has become. Amazingly 1000 calories doesn't leave me feeling hungry. In fact there are some times that I actually feel full. I think for the first time in many, many years I am actually listening to my body. I think that drinking a lot has helped to feel full and eating smaller meals, more often has helped to keep the cravings away. The only thing that gets me is seeing food on TV, or smelling someone cooking actully makes my mouth water. It's a crazy brain trigger. It's not hunger, it's just a craving. The body and mind are a complicated, strange thing.
Tomorrow night I am headed to my mom's house to stay the night so that I am a little closer to Sioux Falls for my pre-op class and appointment with Dr. O'Brien. I hope everything goes well and he sees that I have been making acceptable progress before surgery. The days just keep ticking away!