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Loving the new eating!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I'm really loving the new eating regimen. Eating Vegan and as raw as possible allows one to eat until full with few calories! I'm actually having a hard time reaching my lower calories daily! I'm going to have to add some nuts just for the calories. A Vegan sandwich for me doesn't make up for many calories. Lucky for me I love all veggies. The only one I refuse to eat is Okra. Other than that one I've never met a veggie I didn't like.

I've also started eating Sprouted breads and just love the flavor and texture. Much more dense in nutrients and a huge flavor boost. I even like the Go Veggie cheese that we get for my husband. I really like the Pepper Jack one. It goes well with the Tomatos, sprouts, lettuce and other veggies I have in my sandwich. I'm also going to add some Avocado in to boost the good fats I get to eat.

Yummy!

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Nutrition class

Friday, March 22, 2013

Even though I do not believe I will have to get bariatric surgery I am still getting all my ducks lined up in a row as a back up. Just in case I get stuck or get so discouraged I just can't take it. I can always not do it.

Last night I went to the Nutrition class. It just reaffirmed for me that it is just way to much work and concentration on nibbling and sipping liquids. I really do not believe that it is a way of life that I would be able to adjust to in the end. I have utmost respect and new admiration to those who's paths end up with bariatric surgery. It is not the easy path. It is the much harder path to do for sure!

I am still losing weight with the Vega shakes and eating more Vegan than not. I still have a burger (turkey of course), or some Pizza (veggie of course but with real cheese) or other items. I just make sure not to do it every day. Once a week or so seems fine with me. I've also been eating more raw foods. Nature makes its own package and that's a perfect package for me.

I have been eating my Hubby's cheese, Go Veggie, and I really love the Pepper Jack one. I can't wait to snitch some of the others. emoticon I am still going through the Thrive Forward lessons and having a great time with them. For me this seems to be the path that works for me.

I've been giving my pantry a make over to more vegan and healthier snacks for all of us. Raw Almonds, Dried fruits without sulfates, Chia Seeds, Cacao nibs, Hemp seeds. All sorts of things. I also have some recipes for energy bars that I'm going to make etc. It has sparked my motivation to do more cooking or at least instruct my daughter on what to do. I can't wait to make the Kale chips. They just sound fantastic to eat and so easy to make!

My daughter is loving it as well. On her own she has stopped drinking any soda when we go out to eat. Just from that she lost 10 pounds in a month! Now she is drinking the Vega shakes with me and eating more vegan as well. She can eat what she wants and is still losing weight. She is enjoying cooking the meals and is loving the tastes too. I make sure she gets enough Protein and Carbs as well.

My hubby is kind of reluctant to join in fully even though he should. He has Gout so really should be eating mostly vegan to avoid Gout attacks. He has recently had to be taken to the ER because of HBP and is now on BP meds. On the other hand when we cook our meals there is plenty for him and he always wants to eat it. lol He even ate the left over from the night before, Happily! The recipes are always for 4 so there is always one left over since there are only 3 in our family. :) Makes for an easy lunch or a quick meal for one person. I'm going to start encouraging him to take the left over for his lunches at work.

I get to go to my Neurosurgeon next week Tuesday. I can't wait to see what he says! I also can't wait to get under 199! Then my surgery will be soon. One day at a time.

Well that's all for now.

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Eating more Vegan

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Well I have to say that eating more Vegan is really fun and tasty. I can add the Citrus back into my diet and not drinking Milk has really made my tummy feel better. Not that I have a real problem with it. I am finishing up my Chobani and other milk items and do just fine.

I've been doing an online class with MyVega.com and am just having a blast with it. It's really got me thinking about how I eat and what I'm eating. Since eating Vegan is so low in calories there are more options on what you can eat and how much you eat. Very interesting for me to learn.

I still have some meat, eggs and such once in a while but it's only a couple times a week now. We'll see what happens.

Patty :)

  
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SEAWILLOW 3/21/2013 9:01AM

    Find what works for you and Win!

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Losing weight.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I've really decided to lose the weight in the next 6 months! Less if possible. I've been doing well so far. I just need to keep on going and keep working at it. I have my first follow up with my Neurosurgeon in two more weeks. I'm really going to work at it and keep on track. I'm allowing myself 1-2 days with more calories and the rest with lower to keep my metabolism guessing. That way I hope to be able to keep going without having it stop.

Well that's all for now. Keep on trucking.

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Bariatric Surgery

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I'm truly getting cold feet! I'm not sure I can make that sort of commitment! Everything afterwards is about eating. ALL DAY LONG! I get tired of eating just doing Sparkpeople! How will I ever do it after surgery! I'm really freaking out here and I just really don't know.

Sigh. Nothing to it but to hunker down and get to it with the help of Sparkpeople and my Nephrologists Dietitian.

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SEAWILLOW 3/13/2013 7:44PM

    Don't be afraid...ask questions and arm yourself with knowledge. Find someone that has already gone through the surgery and has first hand experience...just suggestions.

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CJYOUCANDOIT 3/12/2013 9:17AM

    I have not had this kind of surgery. There are spark team dedicated to the different types of bariatric surgery. Check in with them. They can tell you all about it having been through it. It is great you have time to consider this carefully and know what you are getting in to. Look at all your options. Good luck.
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