Update on Margaret & "smoothie diet"
Monday, August 05, 2013
So today I'm taking Margaret for her follow-up appointment - poor thing hasn't had any solid food in a week! And I can't honestly say I did very well on the "smoothie" diet - I was hungry quite a bit, and eventually did crumble and start eating small amounts again. Oh well, lesson learned. Besides, Margaret kept (playfully) smacking me in the head for even trying. I mean, why would anyone WILLINGLY deprive themselves of food? I guess I'll never be an anorexic.
Anyway, she's able to talk and in alot less pain, so hopefully the Dr. will clear her for some blended drinks, or (hopefully) even soft foods (best not to get our hopes up, it's only been one week). And she's lost about 8 lbs as of yesterday, not that she was trying to.
As for me, I did lose about 4 lbs. One thing this silly diet has done for me is allow me to eat smaller meals, and I am a bit choosier about what those meals are. So far I've been able to avoid the chocolate muffins, sundaes and other comfort food that I've eaten with reckless abandon for the past few months. And in fact, I had a big test today! I went back to work this morning and had forgotten that today was the annual staff breakfast. I considered not going, as I'd already had my "small" bowl of cereal and had a yogurt for the mid-morning snack. But I decided to test myself - see if I could watch portions & stay away from the "Junk." It was a little easier this year, as the emphasis was on "healthier" foods. I took some honedew, strawberries & grapes, then a small amount of strawberry yogurt. After that I noticed the oatmeal, which I would normally not turn down, but I'd already gotten the yogurt so I decided I didn't need the oatmeal. Last thing was a very small, low-fat blueberry muffin, and I didn't eat all of it. So it was a bit more than the single yogurt mid-morning snack, but overall I'm pleased that I held it down to such a reasonable amount. So, hopefully I can keep this up and lose another 4 lbs by the end of August!