Today’s the Day…

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First, here’s my food journal from yesterday:

Breakfast

90-second Breakfast Sandwich

I have no photo of this particular sandwich, but you can check one out here.

2 cups of black coffee at work

Snack

My South Beach Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar (not pictured) was nothing to write home about. I had a coupon, so I thought I’d try them out. I’d take a 35-calorie Dove Dark Chocolate over this 180-calorie bar to go with my coffee any morning.

Lunch

Like the day before, I had veggies and hummus; however, a hard-boiled egg replaced the pulled pork as my protein:

Tues-Lunch

Snack

Blueberries and Blackberries with a Greek yogurt and a 1/4 tsp sugar

Blueberries and Blackberries with Greek yogurt and a 1/4 tsp sugar

I also brought a couple of clementines as a snack, but I so busy trying to get loose ends tied up at work that I didn’t eat them. Overall, it was a pretty {unintentionally} low-calorie day that by the time I got home just after 4pm, I was more than ready for dinner.

Dinner

My surgical nurse said that I could eat a normal dinner, just not eat or drink anything after midnight. So I asked Rob to pick up some take-out from Mediterranean Cruise Cafe. I’d been craving the Chicken Gyros there lately!

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Greek Salad with Chicken Gyros

I normally can only eat about half or less of this, but I ate almost all of it! In addition, although I had already stocked my fridge with a tub of hummus as one of my post-op foods, Rob got me some from the MCC because he knows it is my favorite hummus of all time!

Creamy Mediterranean Cruise Cafe Hummus - post-pita swipe!

Creamy Mediterranean Cruise Cafe Hummus – post-pita swipe!

It’s the creamiest hummus I’ve ever had! He brought home some pita bread along with it. I should have counted how much triangles I had, but I didn’t. I was trying to be intuitive about my eating.

And later, I had a piece of Dove Dark Chocolate – Sea Salt Caramel flavor.

Late Snack

I ate a banana just before bed to help stave off any charley horses.

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So Today is The Day. Surgery isn’t until the afternoon, but since it’s an outpatient surgery, I’m expected to leave for home late in the evening. While I’m told that relief from the back and subsequent pain is immediate and the only pain I should feel is post-op, It’s hard to imagine my back and legs feeling good again. It’s been over a month since I’ve felt my left foot and I’ll be so happy to have it back! The weakness in my legs, even though I’m doing nothing but sitting all day has been driving me batty. But you know what? I have been able to walk, drive, get around, work. For that, I am grateful.

A friend recently told me that her mom would say, “This is only for a season.” I like that way of thinking!

I don’t have any new posts prearranged. And I’m not sure how coherent I’ll be to put together a post right off the bat. So, don’t expect to hear from me right away.

But until then…

Cheers to healing!
Carrie

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