With my sleep study complete, I have met all requirements. Of course, there is the reality of whether I passed the study and will be released for surgery, or whether there is more waiting to be done. But, in the meantime, I have some things I can do.
The biggest reality is, I have been moaning and groaning about how much time all of this is taking and quite honestly, I could be trying a bit harder with my own goals. My weight loss is non-existent and my exercise has gone back to nothing in the last couple weeks.
This morning, I made myself get on the treadmill again. I walked, only walked, 37 minutes. It's OK it wasn't running. My fitbit is standing at 4867 right now and that's not bad at all. In fact, I believe I can get in my 10,000 step goal today if I take a couple breaks and go on a walk. Or, maybe I can talk Trey into walking with me tonight. Time will tell. But, I am doing this walking thing, If I can't make these habits now, it's not going to do me any good after surgery if I never get exercise.
I had ordered some protein powder from bariatriceating.com and tried out the white chocolate and strawberry shake for breakfast this morning. I made it with 1% milk and a couple of ice cubes in my nutribullet. It has that protein powder after taste that is hard to avoid, but its a bit like a strawberry Quick. Not too bad. 20 grams of protein in the powder and an additional 6 in the 3/4 cup of milk. I think that's a pretty good way to start my day. I will take a cup of yogurt to work with me for a snack later as well.
So, no more excuses and being lazy. It's time for me to do my part. And I can do this!