I'm at about 99% healed from wisdom teeth removal. I got my stitches out on Weds., and apparently, my left teeth were really jacked. More so than my right side because of the weird, slanted angle they were growing in. When the surgeon snipped the stitches on my left, I winced. They had to be sowed super tight and I'm still feeling a slight discomfort on that side. It's more annoying than painful, and the dull throbbing is still there. But I'm a trooper, and taking it on the chin. Literally.
WI this morning went swimmingly. Wanna see?
That's what happens when you're on a soft foods diet for a good portion of the week. The only activity I could do at all were the 3-4 mile walks I did around my complex.
I've been wanting to take a picture with my new leader Elyse for a while. I managed to get one today.
Isn't she lovely? She was on Project Runway a few years ago, in an episode entitle The Skinny. She was one of the models, not one of the designers. The models were real-life women who had each lost a ton of weight and the designers had to re-do their previous favorite outfit from their old overweight life. Elyse's designer was Kevin, and he reworked this horrible mustard yellow blazer into a super cute and fun tube top that she wore on the runway with black leggings to show off her new figure.
Tomorrow I'm going to make a recipe in my crock pot that had been discussed in one of my meetings. Pork tenderloin seasoned with a jar of Trader Joe's Peach salsa. Throwing in some baby carrots in the crock pot, too. I'm going to pair it with some skinny cole slaw. Just a little bit of light mayo, garlic & onion powder and sea salt.
Super simple recipe with a handful of ingredients. What's not to love? I also think it's no coincidence that this past week, when I could handle solid foods again, I stayed away from chicken and ate more beef, and turkey. I have to remember to switch it up more often.
This week, I'm going to focus on remembering why this is all worth it.
I have come too far, worked too hard to ever go back.
Feels great to be in this new body of mine!