Eating After Surgery

Well, I stepped on the scale and I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen this weight since before I got married.

After my surgery, the Dietician wanted me to go back to eating a bit more on the calorie count and not to restrict my diet so much. Protein was my friend, and to heal, I needed to rest, but move enough and eat more.

Well, I was hungry. No nausea or dizziness and I had permission to eat more. Duh! I was happy to oblige 😇

Now, I feel the need to get back on the health train. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been eating like crap, but I didn’t watch my intake as carefully.

Slowly, I’ve been incorporating my Ketones and intermittent fasting. It has been a slow process as I can’t go without food as long as I used to, but I’m getting there.

I have follow-ups with my doctors and will talk more about what I need at this point to continue to heal properly, but I’m still pulling in the protein and staying hydrated. I’m watching my activity to make sure I’m not overdoing it, but that’s been the hardest thing as I want to do so much.

I have to be careful with that. I’ve pushed my limits too far too fast for the sake of others, so I’m trying to take a step back. Rest. I have to rest when I know I need it.

I don’t know why I was compelled to do a modified fasting yesterday. I ate very little, but enough to keep my body from getting angry at me. Today, I feel compelled to fast as well. I don’t want to hinder myself, but eating a bit more carefully does wonders for me. Now, I tried this early in my recovery and it was definitely not the right time.

It was good to test the waters though. Now to keep working on my health and see how much it’s improved. I have a vision for my health. I know all of this has been preparing me for better and an appreciation for my body; it’s capabilities, it’s strength, it’s drive, it’s abilities.

I know how hard it is to see from the rough side of things. I know how hard it is to deal with the distractions while trying to be better.

But…

Maybe the sun is just coming up and the brightness is still to come.

The best is yet to come.

And it only gets better from here.

We just have to think that way.

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