Today the husband and I made the long trek up North to see the oral surgeon and to see if the doctor is pleased with the results. Unfortunately, the doctor is a 2 hour and fifteen minute drive away and my appointment was at 8am. Which means I had to get up at 5am. I don’t do early mornings very well, especially if I was up until 11:30 the night before playing games (I know it is my own darn fault… but you just get sucked in). Because of the super early morning, we decided to grab something on the road. I ended up getting a small peppermint mocha made with skim milk and the husband and I split 10 munchkins (I had 4 and he had 6). Not the best choice in the world but I wasn’t sure how I could handle biting into a sandwich and driving. I did feel proud of myself knowing that in the past, the husband and I would have split a 20 box (most likely evenly). That was a lot of calories. Those little munchkins really add up! The sugar was a good enough boost to get me feeling energetic on the drive up there, though. I was a little bit nervous about what the doctor would say. I have been doing my jaw exercises, but didn’t know if it was progressing as fast as it should be.
The doctors are pretty ecstatic with the results! I backslid a little bit but that is to be expected with the muscles adjusting, and it was a pretty severe move of the jaw. We took my “after pictures” that were so dramatic compared to my “before” shots that they are actually going to use my picture to convince other people who may need the surgery as well. YAY! It is awesome to see that I actually have a jaw now!
After the appointment, we met up with some friends in the area for a second breakfast/early lunch. The doctor gave me the go ahead to experiment with all foods now, so I decided to get my first breakfast sandwich in ages. I ended up getting an egg white biscuit with a slice of Canadian bacon on it, a 100 calorie hash brown, and a bottle of water.
When it was time to go home, I was really feeling the lack of sleep. I was utterly exhausted and so was the husband (since he was in the same boat). I had planned to go jogging as soon as I came home, but ended up having a small Thanksgiving bowl (a 530 calories dish I invented with Thanksgiving leftovers) and got on the computer to write a blog post instead! Food wise, I am at where I should be… around 1330 calories. Mostly I am craving things because I am tired… so I am just going to try to take it as easy as possible and avoid eating empty calories just because I am feeling a little low! I know once I get a good night’s rest under my belt, I will be good to go tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow morning, I plan on spending some time with my horse, Daisy and then go on a small jog to make up for my lack of activity today.
Do you have any goals you want to accomplish before the week is done?