Short 6 month update

I am still computer-less. Right now, I’m at my sisters house, 4 hours away from my own home, stealing time to do this.

I’ve missed you, dear readers!

I’ve recently celebrated my “1/2 birtday”. Since I started my weight loss journey, I’ve lost a total of about 83 pounds, 65-ish being since surgery. I have my 6 month follow up appointment on the 15th so we will see what my PA has to say. Hopefully she won’t tell me that I’m not doing well and that I need to change this that or the other in order to be “where I’m supposed to”. I’m quite pleased with my progress, although a bit upset that I’m letting Halloween candy slip in here and there and drinking more than one cup of coffee a day. I went for 5 months without coffee and now that its getting chilly in the mornings again, it has found a way to sneak back in. That’s life, though, right?

So, since I have to keep this short, that’s the update. I really miss you all and hope that I am back online at home very soon, but I’ve yet to find a job in this economy. A computer is just not in the budget.

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Published in: on October 9, 2010 at 2:37 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Going back to the beginning

I’m tired of thinking that my not losing weight steadily is my own fault. No matter what, I cannot eat enough to gain weight. I’m still sticking to protein first, water-water-water and keeping carbs within the limits set by my dietitian. I keep being told by other bariatric patients, though, to limit carbs to under 30 per day.

So, today, I am going back to shakes and foods that are very easily measured for protein, calories and carbs. My nacho night leftovers were not easy to measure…mostly because I didn’t do it from the very beginning. When I mixed the leftovers up to make a dip of sorts, I did measure it out by weight, though.

What I’m trying to say is that I got complacent. I measured weights, but got lax on everything else (except protein). I need MORE protein because I’m at the gym five days a week. I’m not sitting one my smaller, but still very substantial, butt.

I will not let this surgery not work for me because I can’t. It HAS to work. I will not be the 1%. I will be on that wall in my surgeons office.

Published in: on May 31, 2010 at 6:49 AM  Leave a Comment  
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