Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Nutritionist

So I met with Vicki the Nutritionist last night. I was determined to keep my mouth shut and keep my answers to a bare minimum. After the psyche eval debacle-I had had my fill of over sharing. Well-meeting Vicki the Nutritionist put those worries to rest. How shall I put this nicely??? She's a real whackadoodle-and I mean that in the most positive way possible. Talk about an over sharer! I couldn't get a word in edgewise. I answered 3 questions-and she did all the rest of the talking. Trust me-that was FINE with me. Here's some hi-lites from our consult:

Vicki the Nutritionist: "I am sooooo excited you're here!....I had bariatric surgery too! friend did hers in Texas....and I decided to go to North daughter is looking for a job this first husband was a selfish boyfriend is a chef...I had the tummy tuck after seeing myself in the mirror making love and "doing the dog" (her words, swear!) with my boyfriend and my belly was stools were odorous the first 6 months!... and now I wear full support panty hose because of all my loose skin on my legs (and she lifts her dress way up for me to see)...and I just can't wait to see you again after your surgery!

Whew! A whirlwind of whackadoodle! I actually laughed out loud at her-several times. And she didn't even mind or take it personally. Honestly-she was a breath of fresh air. I KNOW how to eat and what I should/not eat. And I confessed that I was really dreading discussing dieting-again. Just talking to a real person who has had this experience was worth the $100 fee. I mean before I left she had given me her fav website and her fav weight loss book and her email address. What could be more helpful than that??? And the image of her "doing the dog" with the chef boyfriend-priceless!!!

I am dropping carbonated sodas from my diet. And I LOVE them... Diet Pepsi has been my best pal these many years... not going to be easy. And honestly-I'm really jones-ing right now. Moving forward-one sip at a time.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the diet pepsis. That was my last "vice" that I gave up. And I didn't do it until the very last moment, the night before my surgery. My doc and nutritionist didn't say I couldn't drink them through my pre-op diet, but they did say I couldn't drink them once banded. So I kept drinking them until I no longer could. It's now been 6.5 months since my last diet pepsi.

    I'm not suggesting you do the same, but just something to think about. I still miss my diet pepsis, but I survive. I've not given up caffeine, I still have that, but in the form of coffee and iced tea.