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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Scale Tale: What Was Gained Is Now Lost, Weight-wise; Some of what was Lost Is Now Gained, Sightwise, and Some Lost Forever.

I meant to post this Wednesday--ie, yesterday--but my eyes tired out after reading email and posting on a forum. The surgery went well Monday. I opted for modified monovision, so I'm getting used to one eye for far and one for mid-range. I do need reading glasses for anything within arms length--like most folks nearing fifty--but I'm getting used to seeing the monitor sans progressives, and I can walk around my house without specs--which I could not do before unless I wanted to fall, bump into furniture, etc.

I can't wash my face for week, so you can imagine how gunky my eyelashes look with multiple drops a day and no washing. Ugh.

I also have to sleep with safety glasses or goggles, which is hardly comfy. Because I can't go fully on my side, I've been sleeping propped up on the couch. I'm getting less sleep than my normal quantity this way, but I'm not feeling too taxed; and it must be deep and restful during those five hours, at least, cause it's not having a negative impact on the scale.

Yesterday--when I was gonna post--I weighed in at my previous non-stomach-bug low of 274.8.

Today, Mr. Tanita says:


I'm having food delivery done, cause while I'm resting my eyes, and until I can get prescription reading glasses for close work, I really don't wanna futz around in the kitchen. So, a lot of chicken and egg whites, fruit and salad, and low-fat dairy. I've been treating myself to skim milk made with Scharffen Berger natural cocoa powder and Splenda (ie, a sugarless, home-made cocoa) almost every night. Mmm. Maybe that's helping the sleep.

I hope my blogging buddies in the fat fight are doing well. Unfortunately, my eyes are still healing and poop out fast. So, I apologize for not keeping up with everyone, and hope that in a couple of weeks (as my eyes adjust to monovision), I can be back on the ball 100%.

Hope my Jewish pals have had a great Hanukah, and that everyone celebrating or preparing to celebrate is having a lot of peace and joy and love with friends and loved ones, at work and at home and, hey, even in the malls.

Be randomly kind even more often this season, since it's especially hard for some who are stressed or lonely or, if they're fat-fighters, tempted by the endless displays of holiday goodies and feastings.

Onward and DOWNWARD!


Mama Bear June said...

Shoot, I wrote a comment, then it timed out so it didn't post. I can't imagine not washing my face for a week! Hope your recovery continues to go well. Congrats on the loss!
Path to Health

Heather said...

glad that everything went well, hope you are hanging in there, it doesnt sound like much fun, but I am sure you will enjoy the benefits now.

Lora said...

Good to hear the eye surgery went well. Hope you can wash your face again soon!

Scale Junkie said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

Princess Dieter said...

Thanks, Ladies. I think you understand how icky it is to have gunky eyes and a greasy forehead. Bleh. But better safe than sorry.

The Princess

Lady T said...

i'm relieved and happy to know that the eye thing went well...and that you are recovering nicely....

you'll be able to enjoy those waves this upcoming summer.....and you'll look hot in that new bathing suit you'll buy too!