Sunday, January 13, 2013
As part of my meeting my goal to stop binging, I was to start a daily count. I'm gonna do it with this blog.
A Lovely Lime Team member has a lapband which fascinates me. Back in Spetember my DD and I went to AZ for a week of intensive study to learn to be hypnotherapist. We are working on our national certification now.
I have had 3 hypnosis sessions to have the lapband "surgery" by hypnosis. there are 6 sessions in all. I had all 3 sessions back to back over 3 days, which you probably would not do normally but my DD and I are using each other as test subjects. Kinda like lab mice - hahaha.
For the past 3 days this is what is happening:
1 - Drinking my 8 cups of water, you are to really sip and not drink.
2 - Exercise 30 min. on my stat bike daily and 10 with hand weights for strength. Today I did tons of housework instead. I would have ridden the stat bike but it got too late and I'm afraid late night exercise will keep me up.
3- I had about 600 calories for the past 3 days, each. I made a bowl of chicken salad with almonds and ate it on a bed of lettuce with ranch dressing. I wanted Ritz crackers but am trying to eat low carb. I also had a cheese stick and some pecans. I am not hungry.
4 - The hypnosis is to work on your subconscious. I won't get sick like a true lapbanded person if I eat too fast, or too much, or eat something I'm not supposed to. But I still hope to stick to this.
5 - It was such a good feeling this morning when I woke up and ......as my mind always does....roams over what I DIDN'T DO RIGHT WITH MY DIET YESTERDAY. I had to smile when I remembered I stuck to my 'lapband' plan.
6 - I am going to bed by eleven p.m. which should help cut down on the late night eating. If I do want something, I will have some pecans and lots of water. I've cracked and shelled five gallon bags of pecans. I'm running out of places to put them. Nice problem to have, huh?
I'm hoping this will continue to work for me. Of course, I want to lose the weight so I can move out of the obese range. But I also want to help my friends who are watching to see if lapband hypnosis works for me, in the hopes that it will work for them.