Miss Cat, my favorite Brit asked me today if I was mentally prepared for surgery on Thursday. I was sitting there on twitter and watching Dr. Phil and his guest today is a guy who wrote "The 17 Day Diet". I looked at Cat's question and said "Nope! Changed my mind again. Maybe I can cancel this surgery after all."
You can get the book at http://17daydiet.com/ (again, if you want to give me money for promoting you Dr Mike, I'd be happy to send my address)
The concept is that you change things up every 17 days so that your metabolism doesn't get used to what you're doing. Which makes sense. Dr. Phil could have been talking about me as he said "What happens when you diet? You do the same thing over and over again, you lose, and then you plateau. Then you get frustrated, you give up, and you start gaining again."
Oh hey there Dr Phil...if you could stop spying on me and get out of my head that would be great. It's kinda creepy. True, but creepy.
I digress. So, back to the mentally prepared question. I just wrote a blog post this morning saying how ready I am for this. And then while watching the Phil man I thought again....dude. Why am I not just doing this diet? Why I am I letting Cutty McGee stab me on Thursday and being all drastic and stuff?
I then came to the realization that those thoughts about being too drastic pop into my head because I'm scared of never being able to eat again. Look. I didn't get to 280 lbs by eating bean sprouts, ok? I know that is hard to believe, but it's true, I wouldn't lie to you.
I. Love. Food. I probably love food more than I love my fiance. Instead of becoming Mrs. Johansen next November, maybe I could just become Mrs. Food.
I don't eat to live, I live to eat. People ask what I do in my spare time and I would love to tell them that I eat. If there was an olympic sport in eating I'd even beat China. (Do they beat us alot? If not, I'd beat some country who beats us alot)
If I could I would eat constantly. Pizza, burgers, cakes, cookies, chocolate....
And I guess I'm scared that I will never be able to enjoy my favorite things again. Which is just plain silly. And after the initial period, I will have changed my eating habits and have changed what I crave. The reason I'm having this surgery (the tool) is to have access to a TOOL!!! I will still be able to eat all the things I love after the initial period, I will just have a tool to help me eat them in moderation.
So, Cat...after all that, the answer is yes. I'm prepared. And thanks for asking the question, because it made me think about how prepared I really am.