Wednesday, July 31, 2013

197.4: 5 Positives for Mind/Body

My first Weigh In Wednesday after my mastectomy surgery.  I started out the day of surgery at 194.  My lowest was in February at 187.  Today, all drains out, I weigh 197.4.  Not bad considering my gastric band was loosened and I can eat way more than I should be.  Not bad considering I've been eating casseroles and things that I wouldn't normally make.  Not bad considering that I am still pretty swollen in my abdomen from where they took the flaps.

Today is weigh in number 1 to recovery and resuming weight loss mode!

Pretty Strong Medicine

It occurred to me that there are things that I can do to make myself feel better.  To make my body feel better and my psyche feel better.

1.  I am being kind to my fingernails.  I'm taking care of them and the cuticles that I usually neglect into dryness and poor condition.

2.  I am taking care of my face.  I've purchased new skincare because I need to switch it out every so often.  Philosophy is my line of choice.  I'm committed to washing, night and day, and using moisturizer to improve my skin.

3.  I'm taking care of my tootsies.  My feet.  I usually neglect them and they're dry and not the best looking.  Well, no more, I'm committed to doing the foot care that makes my feet soft and silky and keep my toenails polished with F U Cancer colors.

4.  I'm committed to getting back to walking daily.  Even if it is the couple of blocks at a time.

5.  I'm committed to eating mindfully again.  Why am I eating?  Hungry?  Bored?  Hurting?  Emotional?  If it's something other than hungry, announce it!  Be honest about it and move on, with the intent to do better next time.


  1. I hope you are feeling better! I think walking helps a lot and I agree that asking questions before you eat something also helps. I will often ask "am i really hungry? do i really need this? why am i eating this?" and sometimes the answer is just "because it tastes good and i want it!" haha

  2. I am glad you are feeling better and trying to get back on the weight loss track. Take your time - there is no need to rush. I agree with 4 and 5.

  3. I am so bad about feeling negative about my body and letting every other part of me go. It is a bad cycle for me. I lose weight and take care of myself...I gain and I go off the deep end and look awful all the time. I need to learn that I don't have to be my ideal size to have some fun taking care of me.

  4. Take care of yourself! Try to feel good for you! Eating healthy is good for healing. This is my first week at this blog hop. I followed you.

  5. It sounds like you're taking very good care of yourself - so so so important :)