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Monday, November 18, 2013

First shopping trip

So I broke one of my cardinal rules for myself today.   I went shopping in jammy/yoga style pants.   When I started to stay home with my kids 10 years ago I made a promise to myself and Kilo that I would still make a point to get dressed before I left the house each day.   It makes both of us feel like I am more productive at home.  

So with the exception of a few dinners at moms each year, or long 8+ hour drives, I always put on at least a pair of jeans before I leave the house.  Not that I don’t like to wear jammie pants or look down on people who do.  It was a personal decision that we made as a family.  

This morning I needed to go to the store.  It was payday and so there were some things that needed to be bought. So off I go to both Costco and Wal-mart.  I tried my jeans on this morning and they landed just barely below my sores and hit them if I bent over making them hurt.  

The shopping trip took FOREVER.  I still walk pretty slow and careful.  Even with a list and knowing right were I was going with no extra wandering it took an hour at Costco.  Then I came home for lunch and it took almost 2 hours at Wal-mart. 

The total shopping trip was 4,000 steps.  I only did 6,000 on Wed – Sun combined.   So that was a really long walk for me.  By the time I got home I put away things in the fridge and decided the rest could wait for the kids to come home.

I am still very, very hungry all the time.   I called my surgeons office today to see if they could do a fill.   Most of the blogs I have read, they put at least 3cc of fluid in while still in the OR.  For some reason my surgeon left it empty.  Due to this, and now that the swelling has gone down, there is nothing different about what I can or can’t eat.

I asked for a fill and they said they couldn’t do it till next Monday.  I was disappointed but said okay.  Then she pulled my file on the computer to put in the appointment and saw that I just barely had the surgery.   I told her why I needed the fill and she went and talked to the surgeon.  

No Go.  

He says they will not fill it for any reason until the one month mark.   So until then, he said to stick to the 70% - 30% rule and just eat bigger portions of that if needed.  

I am a little mad about that.   Most people seem to lose the biggest amount of weight in the first month.  And about 40-50% of what they will lose over all in the first 3 months.   So that basically gives me a whole month of very little weight loss.   If I follow the patterns I see then this might sabotage my weight loss.  

On a different note.  I was looking up a medical bill for Spincycle today to see if insurance had paid it yet.  It was for the same billing people as where I did surgery.   The hospital already has what they will be billing insurance.   Their part alone without doctors, anesthesiologist, etc, is just over $16,000.   I just about fell over when I saw that.   I know that our portion is expected to by $1,500 for that bill but, oh my, that is a lot.  

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