-1.0 Pounds Lost
-35.4 lbs Lost to Date
A pound of weight loss is respectable and I will take it. This week provides its own challenges, with Mr. Goat's birthday and Easter brunch both this weekend. Beyond that I am struggling with the desire to eat my feelings and fears. You see there is big news in the Goat household. Mr. Goat is having gastric bypass surgery in a little under two weeks.
This may be a shock to you out there but Mr. Goat and I have been discussing it, praying about it, and researching it for nearly a year. He's done all his prep work for insurance and the surgeon, lost about 24 pounds so far and got approval for the surgery last week. The dates we were given were surprisingly close - one option in May and one in April. The April date worked better from his work stand point, so we've thrown our hat into the ring and are in full prep mode now.
I won't lie. It is scary to me. Beyond the actual risk of surgery and the pain of recovery, there are countless unknowns. What will be our new normal? I'm not sure. I do know that we are determined to make healthy changes together and while I am not having surgery we are partners in this. I am glad I have 3 months under my belt with the changes I need to make already. This month will be a test of my new eating, tracking, working out habits as I see him through surgery and care for little goat and myself. There are emotions and excitement and fear that swirl around me as I look at the month ahead and I need to keep them from spilling out into my eating habits.
Still I feel ready for the challenge. I have support. Mr. Goat has support. We have so much love surrounding us that I know we can succeed in this. We're in this together.