Okay, I feel great today! I think my body has finally adjusted to not having any real food. Not to say that I'm not getting sick of those damn shakes, but whaddaya gonna do... I doctored up my chicken broth last night with a bay leaf, some paprika, Italian seasoning and a little garlic powder and it was like delicious chicken soup without the chicken & veggies. I was calling it stuff-less soup.
My therapist taught me a breathing exercise to use in case I get nervous tomorrow (shyeah...I'm nervous NOW). I tried it while trying to get to sleep last night and it's pretty great! You breathe in for 7 seconds, then out for 8 seconds. Repeat that process 8 times, and that's a total of 2 minutes. After breathing like that for 2 full minutes, your body's relaxation response automatically kicks in, and it's much harder for your brain to make you panic when your body is physically relaxed. For any of you with anxiety issues (don't we all, sometimes?), this is a keeper! It's a dose of zen whenever you need it.
Wish me luck...I'll try to update this weekend and tell you how it went!