Monday, January 30, 2012
Ok so lately I've been having a lot on my plate. I ahve not been eating properly. Too little or too much of the wrong foods. there's been weight gains and rapid weight losses. Nevertheless I'm aiming to get back on track.
Soon after my Lap Band surgery I came to a fork in the road. I was not losing and couldn't figure out why. I thought I was too smart for the protein shakes. Big mistake. My body needs protein like it needs water. I also notice that when I don't drink enough water or tea my weight loss is slower or none at all. the more water I drink the more weight comes off.
My favorite form of exercise is walking in the lovely Oregon parks near my home or on my treadmill here in the house. Because of my poor vision failing due to MG I ahve sued this as an excuse to not walk. Yesterday my trusty lovely guide dog Leone and i walked a mile. It's a start. & it was raining.
It takes me 40-45 minutes to eat one meal. A lotta time, huh? My surgeon said "stop at 40 minutes".
My eating was not what it should be.
I spoke publicly of not being able to eat a donut. there are lots of things I can't eat anymore that I sued to love but I do not regret one bit having the lap band surgery. I can't eat cakes, donuts of any kind, soft breads or buns, fresh crispy veggies, brocolli stems, apple skins and some kinds of chicken, bacon , etc.
I received a letter from a spark friend named Ilene. I actually thought she was a bit ahrsh in her outspoken beleifs on diet. she is a Lap Band Recipient. The letter was quite harsh in caps. Telling me "You can't ahve Donuts. they are poison to your body!" and she went on to lecture me about other things.
I was ultra sensitive. Almost pouting. Yeppers, me hurt. But then she wrote me and apologized. I was actually tempted to leave the lap band team to avoid her. Her lecture was actually a gift of love to me. I learned from her letter. Ilene has since beccome a close friend of mine. she has lsot over 80 pounds the first year after lap band and I ahve lost over 70 pounds in 10 months and I credit her help for that. she ahs taught me not only about lap band nutrition but diabetes as well.
Some foods I have given up almost completely like the white stuff. wite bread, things with white enriched flours, white potatoes, white rice, white pasta and so on, white cereals. I did not realize that these things not only some of them like rice and pasta expand upon swallowing and can clog up the band but they turn to sugar and digest poorly compared to a low carb veggie.
Without the white stuff the weight is coming off FASTER!
I ahve one 30 gram protein shake a day usually as an afternoon snack and it is filling me up.
I've learned to love Turkey breast in the crockpot. Usually cook one a week. thanks Tweety!
If i should ahve a Lean cuisine i take out the rice and pasta unless it's wild rice or brown rice.
Thanks ILENE for your help and support! I love you my friend.