My weight today is 152.5, and I have no idea what my weight was on Friday the 18th or Saturday the 19th.
I very unexpectedly fainted early am on Friday and have a spectacular array of bruises to show for it, as well as numerous punctures from all the serial blood tests done while in the hospital from Friday through over half of Saturday.
All I will share from this is that it is SO important to not get dehydrated, and that trying to be completely on plan while in the hospital is challenging!
I handled my food this way – breakfast was scrambled eggs with bits of diced sausage, red bell pepper, mushrooms and onion with cheese, 1 half and half with coffee.
Lunch was chef salad – first day with a mistake of a choice as the Asian Sesame dressing was not a citrus sesame vinaigrette as I guessed but more like a Satay sauce with peanuts! The second day I chose the Balsamic Vinaigrette..much better choice.
The one Reward Meal dinner that I had while a “guest” at this hospital was a garden salad with blue cheese dressing – half of the dressing I used on my grilled chicken sandwich (instead of mayo) which I had tomato, lettuce and a slice of onion added to. I did indulge in 1 peanut butter cookie (which was sooooooo good).
Once discharged I had the most “I don’t care” overcarbed meal I’ve had in 4 years. And I still don’t care. I did have a cm veggie, lots of protein, but just way way way overdid the rest of the meal re carbs.
That was yesterday.
Today, I had a Reward Meal brunch after church – Shari’s Breakfast Panini Sandwich with fresh fruit, 2 half and half with my coffee (which is under 1 oz. total of half and half).
Not completely sure yet what I will do for a cm dinner, but I have some red swiss chard needing to be used, miracle noodles ziti and either chicken, cod or cm chicken Italian sausages that I can use.
I am so grateful to be back home, to have not broken anything, and don’t mind that I just got quite thoroughly checked out re cardiac status.
Back to my water drinking…