Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I've been struggling since Halloween. On the Gastric Bypass Team page I found a thread about "Holiday Strategies". Made me realize just how far I've gotten from my DAILY success strategies. So to remind myself:
+Constantly sip HOT, low/no calorie drinks
+Make (and eat) weekly staple pot of soup (beans, veg or other broth based)
+DONT buy crackers/breads/carbs (including candy/cookies, etc.) that I eat until I throw up
+Control portions by using small dishes/utensils
+Only have ONE serving
+Daily Vitamins & Protein drink
+Check in with SP: Read & Post
+Daily weigh in
+Walk (more than just to the mailbox and back!)
+Wear 'fitted' (not tight) clothes (banish the baggy sweats)
+Self Care: some level every day - make up, hair (bye bye dark roots!), pedicures, bubble baths, pleasure reading/ internet surfing (luv Pinterest kitties), retail therapy (try-on clothes sprees. I'm not buying until my current clothes are too big.)
WOW! I've gotten SO FAR AWAY from my program!
Back to Basics!
Friday, October 17, 2014
I'm feeling a bit bloggish today. A first for a long while. So some random thoughts:
This title came to me and I liked it. Don't know if what follows relates, but it captures one of my concerns this week.
Also this week I had the first primary care dr physical since 2011. I've switched to a woman dr ('DO' not 'MD' but don't know what DO stands for) 10/24 is my 2 yr follow up appt with my surgeon. Stressing about not being 184 or less, but trying to convince myself that whatever my weight is on that day, it is WORLDS BETTER than where I started!!! (296)
Anyway, she's abt 15 years younger than me and GREAT!!! Patient, asks lots of questions and actually LISTENS to my answers!
Altho my weight was up (196 with clothes and shoes), my bp and other vitals were GREAT! Since I started my journey with HEALTH as my priority and goal, I decided overall, I deserve a .
This week my food has been better, liquids up. I need to get my walkin' shoes on tho! Sleep hasn't been so great. 3 nites laid awake for HOURS before resorting to 1/2 Ambien. Probably due to my guilt and resentment about a work task that I've been procrastinating about....Resolved it yesterday, but still needed help to catch 4 hours of shut-eye....
Wed did some batch cooking again after scoring some outrageous deals on ground beef & tomato sauce. Huge pot of meat sauce (for pasta yesterday and chili today), sloppy joe and taco meat. With weather cooling, I'm gearing up for a nice pot of bean soup. My past success was grounded in beans, rf cheeses, nf cottage cheese, Premier Protein drinks, Dannon lite & fit greek yogurt, sf jello & sf puddings. GOTTA get back on that wagon for losing those pesky grief-induced poundage. SLAP my sneaky hand hard when it sidles over to the open cheeto bag on dd#3's lap...
Did I mention I now cook gluten free? DD#1 is GF. Fodder for another blog...
Happy Friday Dear Sparkfriends!!
Monday, July 07, 2014
Some bad life drama is going on around me, but I am focusing on my positives. Enough time to whine and vent blog later!
Today I've had at least 4 NSVs (non scale victories) and it's only 8 a.m.!!!
So it's Monday and I pop awake at 4:45 a.m. thinking DH is gonna be late to work. He is EXTREMELY punctual about work and commitments. If he isn't 30 min before start time, he considers himself late. Then he is a GRUMPY BEAR the whole day!!! Fortunately he's not late. Unfortunately, he's got a stomach bug and called in sick.
I'm having my HOT tea and HOT skinny mocha routine browsing SP, trying to clear my cobwebs. Thinking about my 4 day streak of walking/jogging (Miracle!!!) and dreading the thought of getting out there today. Didn't walk all weekend and ate freely all weekend, mostly restaurant meals. Made good choices, just felt like I was CONSTANTLY eating I can see the results on my stomach....Don't want my head to pop off, so stayed away from the scale.
Anyway, enough of the dreck back story - on to the NSVs!
- As I was dreading away, I opened a SP email message that said I got a goodie. While I REALLY APPRECIATE all the goodies sent by my SP friends, this one from CHYNNA brought a smile, a tear and got me to get my rear out the door! She and I started on SP and WLS journeys about the same time and went thru the same challenges together in spirit.
- I told myself since I didn't walk/jog for 2 days I only 'had' to walk 20 min and no jogging. I ended up walking farther than ever 35 min and jogged 150 steps.
- At jog step #150, the trail intersects and 3 walking ladies stepped in front of me as I slowed to a sweaty walk One lady turns and says to me that I can run ahead of her if I want. I felt like I was huffing & puffing like a train and about to collapse into a sweaty heap and pass out. Apparently I LOOKED cool, calm, in control like a 'professional runner' who could easily keep going but only stopped because of them. I was like "WHAT??? She's talking to ME?? WOW!! and smiled to myself all the way home .
- Passed neighbor of 20 years who is a 'regular' neighborhood walker. She didn't recognize me at first, then told me I look GREAT!
Having all these NSVs so early will help me get thru this Monday filled with pesky monthly routine, boring work tasks
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