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Saturday, July 28, 2012

I have been so impressed with some of my spark friends who blog regularly. I do a reasonably good job at posting to teams but somehow avoid blogs. After reading Sprinklechez's blog, I promised I would start writing! I reviewed my spark goals this evening, some I set when I first joined this site years ago. One of the goals was regular journaling, I have not made progress with that goal so I am now challenging myself to "just do it"

I have been bad about not taking pictures or measurements of my post-surgical journey but I have experienced a fun phenomena. Clothes that were somewhat tight the last time I tried them on are getting to fit or actually are big. Dressing is getting to be too much of an adventure since I end up trying on several things. I am going to try to empty my closet and get everything tried on and sorted this week, I have been "lucky" to have a too small wardrobe so I haven' t had to shop much. I am beginning to see new clothes being needed on the not too distant future and I am excited by that prospect.

I have not had many problems eating anything I've tried. This week I was at a small quilting re treat with a few quilting friends and one of them made spaghetti for dinner, I had a very small amount of it (I mostly ate protein that I brought in since I know my new way of eating has to be protein first and I make it a practice to not have white starch). I was pleased to see that I could eat pasta. Before my surgery, my damaged stomach really could not handle it. I am being careful to make the best choices I can. I am avoiding all sugar as I don't want to experience dumping and I would just as soon assume I will dump and not be tempted by sugar if I should find out it doesn't bother me. I am portioning out my food at home before I eat and doing the same when we go out. I generally cut up my food before I eat and practice chewing well.

Today I experienced cravings for more food. I did add extra lettuce to my dinner. (Eating lettuce makes me happy because it is another food that I enjoy that I could not eat before surgery). After my 1/2 hour of post-meal no liquids I managed to calm down the munchies by having a couple of sugar free Popsicles and filling up my pouch with sugar-free crystal light. I hope by writing this out I will remember that I don't have to eat in response to cravings.
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SETAGOAL1 7/28/2012 7:35PM

    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Few baby steps complete a long journey

Writing is progress!!!

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GETSALONG 7/28/2012 12:45PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon i look forward to hearing what you have to say... it sparks me when I read what other people find as solutions to the problems we share :)

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KITT52 7/28/2012 11:48AM

    I need to remind myself also that just because I feel hunger I don't have to eat....it will be there later too

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GOPINTOS 7/28/2012 9:48AM

    Great progress! Thanks for sharing!


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