First, the good news. My mental health is awesome. I am happy and healthy and just generally doing well. Life is good.
The bad news? I just can’t shake this fatigue. It started about a week ago. I’ve been going to bed early, but the extra sleep just hasn’t been helping. I knew it was getting worse when my boss walked into my office yesterday and the first thing out of her mouth was, “Oh, are you okay? I contacted my nutritionist to find out if it was possible I’m eating too few calories, and if that would cause the fatigue. Turns out – it can. With the new workouts I’m doing, I should be getting more calories AND protein. But good grief – it’s hard to do! I tried yesterday, and missed both marks. And I couldn’t eat another bite. I’m going to have to find some higher calorie foods that are still healthy and high in protein.
I’m still struggling with seeing a difference in my body. Some days I do feel smaller, but when I look at myself I still see the same fat person I’ve been. I feel like this is going to be something I struggle with for a long, long time.
In other news, I’ve decided to try out all of those food delivery services. You know the ones – they send you all of the ingredients and a recipe card, and you just have to make the food. I’ve got Hello Fresh coming next week, Blue Apron the week after that, and Terra’s Kitchen the third week. I tried Home Chef a few weeks back, but do not recommend them. The ingredients are cheap – I was supposed to make maple butter for one dish, and they gave me Smucker’s pancake syrup. Yuck!
Total Lost Since Surgery: 30.7
Total Lost: 41.7
Total inches lost: 23.25