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13th Day of Recovery and Slept and Ate Better...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Slept the best in the last 13 days last night. I think it was because I started picking up pace, getting back into my "normal" life yesterday.

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Well, today I ate more calories - 1159. My husband dropped me off at work. I packed my lunch and ate it at 12 (last couple days was eating it a lot later - causing me to miss my afternoon snack). Timing of meals and snacks is everything!

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Not sure how eating under my calories needed for three days is going to affect the scale - but I will know tomorrow morning when I weigh in!

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Got on the LiveMind SparkPeople Meeting tonight. I have been participating in it for a couple months now. It's has been a nice place to touch base and has been reinforcing focusing on my goals. Everyone participates and shares so I have been picking up different tips from it. Maybe I will see you on it one of these weeks!!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/26/2011 10:31PM

    Yay for emoticon!
I hope you have a great weigh-in in the morning!

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Day 12 of Recovery...Getting Back on Schedule & Paying Attention

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Woke up at 7:10 AM this morning - the time I used to get up to run before my surgery. I decided to do my fitness exercises (upper body today). I ate breakfast and got dressed for work before my husband came downstairs. I am still sleeping on the main floor. I am planning on sleeping in my bed again when he is over a bad head cold.

Anyway, while he was getting ready I bleached and cleaned all of my hummingbird feeders and set them out to dry. We have 3 hummingbirds that stay with us every summer. I miss watching them.



I started the wash and away we went. Work went well, I got a lot done. Starting to get back in the swing of it. My husband wanted to go to the Chinese Restaurant by work for lunch. It is my favorite. I ordered the lunch portion of chicken, snow peas and carrots in brown sauce - no salt or oil. And, I skipped the rice. I have always ordered the rice with it. I ate a Nutrisystem lunch bar with it. I was stuffed!

We didn't eat lunch until 2:30, so I skipped my afternoon snack and ate dinner around 7. I still wasn't that hungry, but had only eaten about 500 cals so I ate dinner and am going to eat my night time snack around 9 while watching Biggest Loser. It will put my total cals for the day at 982. Skipping the afternoon snack put me under my total cals for the day and also deprived me of a dairy and fruit. I just can't eat anymore today!!

I just read that last sentence today - so different than what I was writing before my recovery. I am definitely more focused on what I am eating - guess I needed to "slow down" so I could "pay attention". Ah ha!!!!!!

  
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INFLATED 10/28/2011 11:24PM

    You are keeping yourself busy. I don't know how you manage on so few calories. I feel dizzy sometimes when I haven't eaten enough.

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KAREN_NY 10/26/2011 9:37PM

    Cheers to you!

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CANDOK1260 10/26/2011 4:55PM

    thanks for reading my sparkville blog

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52WEEKSLAURA 10/26/2011 12:58AM

    Love those 'ah ha' moments! emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/25/2011 9:42PM

    Hmmm...a woman who cleans hummingbird feeders before work... You really DO have a lot of ambition! emoticon

You've had a lot of really low-cal days lately. I hope that means you'll be thrilled with your next weigh-in!

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Day 11 of Recovery and Back to Work...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Today my husband took me into work for about 3 hours. I got around good with my scooter - so glad the buildings are handicapped accessible! I got a lot of paperwork done, and caught up with some of my staff. I sat most of the time.

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I brought a Nutrisystem lunch bar with me in case my husband wanted to go out to lunch while we were out. I planned on ordering a side salad and side veggie to go with it. That changed when he said he wanted to go to Chik Filet! He went through the drive-thru and I did not get anything! As we drove home, I had an "aha moment" -- no wonder it was taking so long to lose weight!! And, I was again thankful I had gone on a program before my surgery - I know I would have gained weight if I had not. I am proud to say I had my lunch bar and yogurt when I got home.

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I made my family dinner tonight, too. I threw skinless chicken breasts in my crockpot this morning and they cooked all day coated with peach mango salsa.
I also made mashed potatoes, peas, broccoli, and served fruit cocktail. I had a Nutrisystem entree with the veggies and fruit. We all had a nice meal together and I was happy to be cooking again. I ate 1036 calories today.

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Tonight I am going to look at the Chair Exercise DVD I received today in the mail if my husband gets a chance to bring the DVD player down from upstairs.

I hope you had a great day, too!


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INFLATED 10/28/2011 11:19PM

    I got up this morning and looked in the fridge, not much in there. I grabbed Cool Whip and ate what was left in the container. I calmed down after that and had a bagel and cream cheese and a sandwich for lunch. I didn't eat inbetween meals today which doesn't happen often.

You passed your temptation test. I rarely pass up fast food. It is a good thing our finances are tight because none is bought.

Excellent progress while you mend.

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SABLENESS 10/25/2011 1:48PM

    Great job of having a plan, flexing when you needed to, and sticking with it! You are awesome! emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 10/25/2011 9:00AM

    You made such a marvelous, healthy decision today. That meal you made sounds so very yummy.

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THISISIT-PA 10/25/2011 12:01AM

    emoticon Great willpower!

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LOSINGLINNDY 10/24/2011 11:53PM

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/24/2011 11:27PM

    You are amazing at resisting temptation. I won't tell you what I ate today!!

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Day 10 of Recovery and not hungry today...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Today I didn't eat as much as I should have - 1075 cals. and low on carbs. I am not hungry today.

I went into work for about 3 hours to "catch-up" while no one was there. I am pretty tired. Was out with our friends until a little after midnight, wasn't sleepy so I messed around on the computer, and then one of my sons came down around 2 upset about school (college-grades-his major-his life), so I didn't get to sleep until around 3 AM! I woke up at 9 AM, so I am short about 2 hours. I am going to try to go to sleep earlier tonight, but I know he is going to want to talk again when he gets home from work around 11 PM.

I do feel stressed because he is in distress. I don't eat much when I am stressed - I actually lose my appetite.

Here's hoping he doesn't get in to late from work tonight!!

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INFLATED 10/25/2011 1:22AM

    My son works until 10 PM and then has about a half an hour drive to get home. I overeat when stressed. I did last night because my husband was sick.

I hope you catch up on your sleep and get in the proper amounts of carbs and calories. I can do that for awhile, but I usually binge when I do. A nutritionist for diabetes told me to eat the full amount of carbs I am allowed to have 45 for 3 meals, and two snacks of 15 carbs each.

I told my kids to try to find what type of work they like to do then find a major that would help them in their fields of interest.



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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/24/2011 12:02PM

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DETERMINED_SOUL 10/24/2011 9:45AM

    That is one factor of stress that many miss, most are worried about overeating. Undereating is the side I tend to take too. It is tough, just remember a day or two of low calories is okay, but we want our bodies to know that we will feed them.

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Day 9 of Recovery and Out to a Restaurant...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Today started out pretty boring. Stayed on the couch until 1 PM, washed my hair in the sink then got ready to go out with friends to a restaurant. The restaurant choices were Mexican or Seafood. I voted seafood, along with a few others so that is where we went. This particular group always orders appetizers and alcoholic beverages, so I decided to be proactive and pull up the menu on-line before we went. I put two seafood choices in the nutrition tracker (grilled tilapia and steamed shrimp). Shrimp won out (about half the cals of the tilapia). The restaurant picked only offered side salad as a veggie, so I got that and coleslaw. They brought out about 1 1/2 cups so I ate 1/2 and shoved the rest to the side. They also brought me a large corn on the cob, so I gave that to someone else. My friends ordered fried crab balls (crabmeat rolled in a ball, dipped in batter & deep fried) and a big bowl of heated melted cheese with pita bread. The crab balls came out with raw baby carrots and celery stix so I grabbed a couple of those while everybody else ate the rest. I drank an unsweetened iced tea. I was filled by the time I was done eating and did not have a hard time passing up on the fattening stuff.

Afterward, we went to one of the couple's houses to watch a movie and, of course there was more food and drinks there. I chose a bottled water. I brought a bag of Nutrisystem pretzels and ate those during the movie.

What helped me?
1. I told my friends I am on the Nutrisystem plan while my foot is healing. They also know I will not drink any alcohol on the plan and while my foot is healing.
2. I have thought about this plan for about 1 month now and I have been following this plan for a little over a week now. I am seeing big results on the scale so I am definitely focused on following through.

So, at the end of the day, I consumed 1063 cals in total.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/24/2011 10:42AM

    Wow. That takes a lot of discipline. I'm impressed, and glad that it sounds like you still had a nice time!

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CANDOK1260 10/23/2011 7:34AM

    good luck on keeping to your food plan

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INFLATED 10/23/2011 2:27AM

    You did a terrific job on your calorie count and planning! You may keep losing while you recuperate.

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