Wednesday, January 09, 2013
So I've been on here 9 days now. I've lost 5 pounds according to the scale, but I know that will go up and down with time. I've really just been focusing on my food. I started this because I had such a bad GERD/IBS flare up on New Year's Eve. I haven't had a flareup that bad in quite a long time. I've been focusing on making sure that I'm eating lots of fiber and plenty of fruits and veggies. I haven't been paying as much attention to the calories on my nutrition counter as I have things like my iron count, since I'm anemic, and my fiber count. One thing I need to work on: my sodium count is way too high a lot! So, I need to be careful with that. I've also noticed that I'm eating a lot of carbs some days and not enough protein or fat, which is probably why I get really hungry at night. I've been using the nutrition tracker to figure out what I can eat, and plan ahead. Challenges that I haven't dealt with are going out to eat and exercising. I can't really afford to go out to eat, and all the food that's out there upsets my GI system, so I'm just kinda avoiding that right now and cooking a lot at home. I love to cook, but this is encouraging me to cook even more. I want to start the exercise component, but....ugh I *hate* exercising. I signed up for the January challenge, but haven't started it yet. Today was gonna be the day to start, but it hasn't happened. I added it to my Wunderlist To-Do List for tomorrow. So we'll see.