Monday, March 1, 2010

On Track

Okay, so this is a new start. Dontcha just love this? The typical yo yo dieter. But I've actually been doing my homework. Becks Diet Solution says to wait a few weeks before getting started and really know what you are going to do. I have written my resolutions which I will read several times a day. I have also been concentrating on SITTING DOWN whenever I eat. That is a main rule. I have discovered a couple of bad habits I have now that I don't need. One is that when I go to town, I end up hungry and get something to eat in the car. No, no, no. No eating in the car.

So, I'm going to be on a low fat diet, since that is what is causing me so much trouble without a gall bladder. My goal is to lose 6 pounds this month. I will succeed.

Monday, February 8, 2010

waa waa waa, quit feeling sorry for yourself.

Well, I can't help it. I'm having a hard time adjusting to not having a gall bladder, and it is affecting my weight. That and some bad habits I've discovered over the past couple of weeks.

So, I'm limited to what I can eat, due to my lap band. And then, I am quite miserable with gas and constipation since I had my gall bladder removed. I did some research on how to eat sans gall bladder this weekend, and this is what I found. One site says to eat high protein, low fiber. The other one says high fiber, low fat. Well. I do know it has to be low fat, but something else is bothering my system. I'm on liquids today since I threw up my dinner last night. Need to let my stomach heal. I'm sure you all wanted to hear about this grossness, but it's part of my weightloss challenge.

Here are my resolutions: I am going to try Activia yogurt for two weeks. I have cereal and yogurt for breakfast every day (high fiber) so that will fit in fine.
I am going to Weight Watchers to buy their new food companion and point scale. I'm a lifetime member, and have reached my goal several times. Now I don't have money or time to go to weekly meetings, but I found out you can buy the materials without going to meetings. I was searching for the materials on Amazon, and found out the people listing them were charging outrageous prices for them. Several WWleaders wrote in and blasted them for overcharging. The companion book is $9.00.

I will talk about my bad habits in another post.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sorry I have not fulfilled my desire to post every day. I just haven't had time, and haven't had anything to say.
Right now, I am on the Mayo Clinic Diet. It's a pretty funky one, and Mayo Clinic does not claim to be the owner of the diet. In fact, there are alot of skeptics. But it has worked for me in the past, and I'm giving it another try. It's good for a quick start to get you going and motivated.
You can Google it and get all kinds of good and bad info, as well as the diet itself. Many people know this as the Grapefruit Diet.

I'm also using the Beck Diet Solution. This is the book that Northwest Weight Loss Surgery recommends to their patients, and I'm going to get down to work and follow it. It is a day by day tool to retrain your brain to think like a thin person.

So the scales are finally going in a downward direction, and I have set a temporary goal of 20 pounds. When I reach that point, I will set another goal, and so on.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


One of my favorite breakfasts is a cup of cereal, a cup of yogurt, and some of our frozen raspberries. Yummmmmy. What a treat. But, boy, do you need to watch out when buying yogurt. I've sent my hubby out to buy some for me, and told him specifically what to get. Well, he brought back a container of Safeway brand that has 300 calories per cup!!! Yikes, I might as well eat ice cream!
I love this Dannon Light. It's only 110 calories for a full cup, with 7 grams of protein.

Friday I was thrilled to find these in the local store. Sandwich Thins. Only 100 calories for the serving, which is like a pita, but real bread, whole wheat. I made a wonderful sammich with dijon mustard, dill pickles from my hoard, and herb roasted turkey breast.

Friday, January 1, 2010

We will open the book.Its pages are blank.We are going to put words on them ourselves.The book is called Opportunityand its first chapter is... New Year's Day.~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

I copied this quote from Notforgotten Farms Blog today. It really hit me. I have to quit being so hard on myself, because that is what makes me do the emotional eating. The slate is clean and it's time to move on.

Yesterday I succeeded in drinking my 64 ounces of water. Hey, that sounds like alot more than 8 glasses of water, doesn't it? I fill 4 16 ounce bottles with water and line them up. They have to be empty by bedtime.

No parties to struggle through today. Just taking down all the Christmas decorations should keep me busy!!!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another Resolution

Ya know, this is so hard. When I started this blog, I thought it would be so easy. And when I got a lap band, I thought it would be so easy. It's been my life struggle, so how can anything make it easy?
My big downfall is grazing. You know, at parties where all this gorgeous delicious and fattening food is laid out so beautifully. One little taste of this, and one little taste of that. And three tastes of this, and 5 tastes of that. Oh my. And what do you get? A buildup of fat on your thighs and stomach. And I hate myself. That is the thing I need to overcome. Grazing and hating myself.

So, on to another year and my resolutions to lose these ten pounds AGAIN, so I can go on and lose some more. I am going to walk on nice days and dance on rainy days. I will walk in almost any temperature, but when it rains, I really hate my glasses getting wet and my clothes soaked. And dancing is more fun!

I went to Costco the other day and stocked up on vitamins and fiber and vitamin D, and I bought the ACAI 10 day cleanse. There has been so much hype over that stuff, what the heck, I thought I'd give it a try.

So, I'm going to try to post to this every day, even if there is nothing positive to write about.
Keep me accountable. Alot of resolutions here. Phew.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Me bad

I know I have been remiss in posting here, and that is bad. For me. This was supposed to be a way for me to keep on track!! Be accountable to myself. Well, I've been fiddle farting around and not being very serious, and as a result, the scales are going in the wrong direction. I was feeling pretty cocky after several desserts on Thanksgiving resulted in no change, but it takes awhile for all those calories to settle in. Sigh.
The good news is, while trying on clothes the other day, NOTHING FIT. Not because they were too tight, they were way too BIG. This is what is called a non scale victory. My mother used to say my load has shifted! How true. I've never worked so hard trying on clothes. And wouldn't it be a day when no clerk came by every few minutes asking if I needed any other sizes. Oh, well, it was enough for me to know something is going right.

So, once again we start anew. Dieting IS alot of work and takes alot of effort to keep on track.