Here is where the doc lost me. He wants me only eating once a day! Seriously?? I just don't see that happening. I had eaten 4 times the day before I saw him. So we ran through what times I ate...
- Brunch at 11 a.m.
- Snack at 2 p.m.
- Dinner at 7 p.m.
- Snack before bed (around 10 p.m.)
I admitted the snack before bed could go because that's all in my head and is usually something kinda sweet. He told me to get rid of the afternoon snack and aim for dinner at 5 or 6. I'll aim for twice a day. WIth the kids and Hubby, our dinner time varies. Two things I took away from my consultation with him:
- He never asked me how much I ate. Wouldn't that directly correlate with how often I eat? I really can't eat more than a few tablespoons of anything at any given time. And my evening "snack" was 4 mini marshmallows. I just thought it was interesting that he never asked the volume, just how often.
- He initially was adamant about once a day, but as we talked through my lifestyle, we compromised at twice a day. I liked that he actually listened.
One thing to know about my doc is that his bedside manner isn't for everybody. He's from the Ukraine which I think explains a lot of it. He's just very no nonsense. At my very first appointment with him, I started crying as I talked about my history with the band, how successful I was and how I was gaining at an exponential rate. He said, "No crying. I can't deal with women who cry. I have no idea what to say to that." He went on to tell me how he was going to fix everything and not to worry and then sent me off for an esophogram because he thought the band may have eroded. He was dead on in his diagnosis and sure enough, he got me a revision and hopefully we'll be back to losing quickly. Some people couldn't handle that style but I appreciated his honesty and it's not that he doesn't care, he just doesn't do the sweet and snuggly thing.
So that was my post op check up. I go back in 3 months where they'll check all my labs and make sure I'm not deficient in anything. I hope my vitamins come in soon because I did tell a little fib to him that I was already taking it. Oh well.
Weekend plans include organizing my pantry, laundry room and under the kitchen sink! I'm also celebrating my 12th wedding anniversary with Hubby and do back to school shopping with the girls. Exciting stuff! What are your plans?