...I broke down and am sipping some protein shake instead of eating an arm off.
I am so. very. hungry.
Like headache, stomache, nauseated, shaking hungry.
I just couldn't do it any longer. After reading other blogs and LBT, I realized I was one of *very* few who wasn't drinking protein drinks nearly 5 days post-op. And while my surgeon said TEN days, my nutritionist said three days. I'm sure she has some kind of degree, right?
It's kind of bothering me, since I am a total rule-follower and wanted to do this perfectly, by the letter, to the "T".
But when I called my mom sobbing about how miserable I am, she talked me into trying just a bit. Wise woman that she is, she said this is about discipline, not misery and torture. And she's right.
So, instead of feeling like I broke the rules (which will drive me bonkers! Yes, I am type-A, just a bit!), I will instead think of them as guidelines, and what I am doing fits within the guidelines.
Now I'm just hoping the guilt doesn't eat me alive (get it? eat? ha!)