Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One More Appointment

I saw my behaviorist this afternoon. The first thing, of course, is to weigh in. I lost another 5 pounds for a total of 33 pounds lost so far. If you are interested, there is a weight loss tracker at the bottom of this blog that I update each time I weigh in.

Next, we discussed how things went over the past month and I let her know how amazing the rephrasing of my thoughts and speech with positive words has been. Mostly, I recognized that when I thought or said that I can't have something I was actually making a decision to abdicate. I was making a choice even though I felt I had no choice. Now, when I hear me say, "I can't", I stop and think about what is the decision that I am really making and is it something that will help me reach my goals. Amazingly, this has really helped me to feel better about the weight loss process.

I have one more session with her on Aug. 5th, and she said that after that she can't see any reason not to let me proceed on to surgery! Yippee!

Ida asked a question in the comments of my last post about whether or not the Mirapex that I am taking is still working for me. It is, but I do have occasional break through spasms and ticks that require an extra dose from time to time. If it becomes more frequent then I will be put on a higher dose. Thank you for asking!


mamakin said...

Great job! Hope all goes well with the surgery!