Wednesday, March 02, 2011

A few things have happened lately.
1. I reached my low of 232.x yesterday. (Clothed) This is as low as I've been on sparkpeople and the hospital's diet. I first reached this number in September of 2010.

2. I got some blood test results back and my alumin's low. Low enough to stress the dr. into telling me that I need to actually eat some sort of real food.

3. I started to panic.

this third is annoying and of course frightening to me. I need to start eating a real meal every day but I don't wanna do it right now. I want to go on taking 5 shakes a day and not eating anything. My problem is planning. Can I do it a little at a time? Can I ....... What Can I Do?

I haven't found the answer to this, but I gave myself a week to figure it out. I'll gladly take any suggestions.
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    I'm working with a hospital and my breakfast lunch and a mid-afternoon snack consists of a protein shake. My dinner and evening snack is the same - until Sunday. Sunday, I begin eating a real dinner, then my 2 evening shakes go away.

    That's my problem. A lot of the veggies I really like are carb-filled. (Corn, peas, carrots) Not surprising considering how much I really like carbs. So, I have to be very careful about that.

    Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day - without that, your metabolism just sits dormant. My breakfast is taken about 25 minutes after I wake up - just enough time to weigh in and then shower.
    2611 days ago
    I'm hoping you're eating breakfast because that meal really counts! Could you, maybe, be afraid to eat? I used to feel that if I ate a meal sitting down that was the only thing that counted, so I avoided real meals and just snacked all day long. Now that I've decided that health is the only way to enjoy anything in life, I've made real meals and sit and enjoy them, doing nothing else.

    I don't know if that will work for you but I really wish you well and hope you can just make some small changes that will excite you to be strong and healthy and continue to strive! emoticon
    2611 days ago
    In short, I have meat and veggies to eat. And a fruit. About 4 oz of a fruit. Generally it is such a large meal that it gets eaten at dinner time. 6 oz of meat and 1.5 cups (3 servings) of cooked veggies (or a salad and 2 servings of cooked).

    The planning is where my problem lies. I know that for a fact. It's the problem I've run into before. I'm at 232 and I so badly wanna get lower than that. I have been between 232 and 245 since September and I really want to see the numbers on that scale at the hospital go to less than 225!!! PLEASE! =)
    2611 days ago
    Can you plan a week in advance and maybe pack a lunch for work so you don't have temptation for anything in your cabinet while you're eating "real" food? Or maybe breakfast instead? What are they constituting as "real food"? Or a "real meal"? 150 calories? 300 calories? What about a fruit smoothie - I've been doing that for breakfast lately and really enjoy them. Plus they're nutritious. Right now mine include blueberries, strawberries (1/2 cup each), Dannon lite & fit vanilla yogurt (1/2 cup), milled flax seed (2 TBS), Protein powder (2 TBS), and V8 Fusion juice (1/2 cup). It ends up at 321 calories. Just a thought.

    But if you can make whatever meal it is something that you can pack ahead of time, then you know exactly how to fit it into your day.
    2612 days ago
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