I saw the surgeon on Monday (June 18th) and my surgery is scheduled for July 2nd. That means I WILL be able to complete two full weeks of Phase 3 before the surgery happens! And to top it all off, he has said I do NOT need to be on any special diet…so I am going back to eating my raw vegetables…YIPEE!!!
I will now be able to eat my big lettuce salad for lunch with more raw vegetables and my own Orange Dressing recipe. This makes me so-o-o-o happy! I wouldn’t have believed someone if they had told me 6 months ago that I would be so excited about being able to eat a salad for lunch. Makes me laugh when I think about it.
The final day for Phase 3 will be June 28th and then I will go on to Phase 4 eating. My hope is to maintain while I heal from the surgery and then get back on Phase 1 to finish getting the final 35 – 40 pounds off. While I would have preferred to finish the weightloss before phasing off, sometimes we just have to go-with-the-flow while we deal with what happens in our lives. That’s just life, so I’m doing my best to not let it derail all the hard work I have already done. And today is going to be a GOOD day!