Sunday, May 12, 2013
Well tomorrow (Monday) is day 7 of the WW program that I am re-doing for free. I will be weighing myself on Tuesday morning, before eating, in my bathroom.
Thanks to SparksPeople Teams, I learned a lot about thyroid disease and "bad foods", as well as weight gain from some depression meds. I don't think the depression meds are making me gain weight since I was on them before I started ballooning to 165 pounds. My thyroid levels were always "normal". It was slightly higher than normal in April even though I am hypo. Not sure what was causing it. Or still is?
Not looking forward to weighing myself on Tuesday. I think I might gain weight.
I have been eating 26 points a day since last Tuesday, with the exception of today, Mother's Day, in which I went over by 1 point (gasp), due to a handful of shredded reduced fat cheese on my salad that I just had to have in order to boost my calorie and protein count on SparksPeople.
Earlier in the week I made pitas from scratch (about 8). I have 1 left. They didn't come out that good and were way packed in calories and points, so I might have to redo the recipe somehow. Maybe use whole wheat flour instead of white, and bake not fry them in oil.
I also made some garlic cheese biscuits today. They were a little fresh on the inside, so the next time I make them I'll have to add more salt. But they were very low in fat from their original recipe and only 3 points.
I've been scouring the net for WW recipes to do, and scouring SparksPeople for recipes to change to my liking.
It's time consuming to convert everything I eat to WW points plus points AND calories ect for SparksPeople but we'll see how it works.
I've also been weighing AND measuring my food. Last time around for WW I didn't weigh anything, only measured since the only scale I had was a bathroom scale at that time. I still don't have a food scale... I'm just re-purposing a postal scale. I just have to be careful not to put anything too heavy or too hot on top of it.
Also, I've been having constant knee pain for 3 days straight now, so I can't really exercise even if I wanted to. It's hard to even go up the stairs. I'm only 25. I'm not sure what is wrong. My knees aren't swollen, or sore to the touch... I just can't move them without being in pain and sometimes there are joint spasms in them as well which hurts so much. Not sure what it could be. I hope it goes away soon.
So now that I know the foods I have to stay away from, forever, a la thyroid disorder, my diet is definitely going to change slightly. I will never be able to become a vegan like I hoped. And now I have to read every package instead of assuming things. God forbid going out to a restaurant now - which I have to do soon for a friendly get-together.
Also thanks to SparkPeople I found out that I should try to buy a skipping rope, probably at the dollar store... and do some cardio when my knees get better.
I spent half the day revising an Ice Cream Cake recipe that didn't actually contain any ice cream, choosing my own ingredients and own measurements, combining parts of other recipes and converting all the information to both WW points plus points and SparksPeople's Recipe Box. I did not share the recipe since I haven't made it yet and I don't know how it will turn out. But when I make it, and if it tastes like Dairy Queen's then I will share the recipe.
It beats making ice cream with frozen bananas that's for sure. Til Tuesday....