Thursday, April 19, 2012

211.2: The Dietitian Yelled At Me

I met with the dietitian at the bariatric center yesterday.  I got yelled at.  I was supposed to come back in January after my inital meeting with the other dietitian and show a food journal for 4 weeks.  I cancelled the appointment because I couldn't get a specific answer from insurance about whether or not they'd pay for it.  So I got yelled at.  Well, not yelled at, but sternly talked to. 

I have to admit that sometimes I am frustrated by the whole process.  I understand that there is a method to the madness so to speak, but sometimes it's incredibly frustrating coming from the patient's perspective.  I think that my frustration comes from the fact that I've seen the process with Pete in the last year and I know it, inside and out.  Yet I understand that I am likely one of few people who have that perspective and they have rules. 

So when she started to sternly question why I had not been back, I gave her the "I've followed my husband's plan in the last year where he's lost 130+ pounds" speech.  And honestly, the information that she gave me wasn't anything that I didn't already know.  I'm eating at full food again and it's a trial and error to see if there are things that I'm not going to be able to eat.  So far I feel no real restriction, but fuller quicker than I did prior to surgery.  I am anxious to get my first fill next week and see how that will change my eating.

Have you seen this tea?
Good Earth Sweet & Spicy is my new drink.  I heard about it last weekend at the Prior Fat Girl meetup.  I found it at my local grocery store in the decaf version.  I LOVE it.  It's spicey from the cinnamon, but balanced with sweet to counteract the tinnins.  I love tea and have been a loose tea snob, but this is good.  Really good.  If you've never tried it, do so.  I have a couple of cups a day.

1 comment:

  1. Havent heard of this tea, thanks for suggesting it. I will see if I can find it!