Sunday, August 08, 2010
Today, my tummy doesn't know if it's hungry, nauseated, or what. I did learn one thing. "Do not talk to mother on phone while *sipping* on chocolate protein shake."
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Well, today is the first day of my preop diet for RNY (gastric bypass) surgery. I have been on just about all of the diet programs and decided that this tool would be the one to help me finally reach and maintain my goals. I know how to eat healthy. The problem with me has always been the brain/food/emotion connection. It's more complicated that you might think. At least when an alcoholic has to quit drinking, he/she can live without the alcohol. When your addiction is food, you still have to eat to live. That is what I am going to train myself to do . . . Eat to live! OH, and also to love myself so that I will be around for my DH, children, and grandchildren. My goal weight is still 130 so wish me luck on my new journey.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This time I am determined to make my goal a reality. What I have learned over the years and through sparkpeople and my friends is that each "lifestyle" is not a "one-size-fits-all" program. Each of us are different and we use what tools are available to us to help us reach goals.
I will be posting my journey through weight loss surgery and my doctor's eating program here. Yes, it does seem drastic. Yes, I am a little scared and excited at the same time. YES, the benefits far outweight the complications.
Well, unless I die, but then I won't care. Just kidding. It is a minimally invasive procedure done by laparoscopy.
So that is my new beginning. I know there may be some negative responses to this but just as I said, it's not a "one-size-fits-all" program. I think that is why we have so many awesome support groups here.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I'm just down about my weight today. It just doesn't seem to want to come off in a timely manner these days. I know it's my own fault too. If I could just stay on track with healthy eating, I know it would come off. I stay within my calorie range most days of the week. Occasionally on weekends, I slip up. My food choices are not always healthy even though I'm staying within a healthy range of calories. I also know that I need to exercise each day. I get really lazy about that. I'm one of those people who HATE to exercise.
Now that I'm 55, my metabolism has slowed way down so I know exercise is more important than ever!
I am, however, going to start being a friend to myself which was the motivational or inspiration of the day that I received in my email today.
I need to treat myself as I would my best friend. I'm always nicer to others than I am myself. Being nice to myself means to give myself some slack in knowing that I am human while also treating my body with respect and eating healthier meals.
I think it also means that if I have issues that I can't seem to deal with by myself that I seek help from a doctor or professional if need be. I do not feel like my current physician is helping me at all. I still have the same health problems I have had since I started seeing her 8 years ago. I think it is time for change.
Before I eat or drink anything, I am going to try to remember to ask myself, "is this healthy for me?" If the answer is 'no' then try to find a healthier substitution. I just have to be conscious of what I am putting into my mouth, my brain, my body, my emotions and so on.
I am tired of making my body the garbage disposal.
I am seeking balance in all areas.
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