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Post-Op Week 83: Tired and In Need of a Reset

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Well, there went all the progress I made in January.  My face here says it all.  I’m frustrated.

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Post-Op Week 81 Progress Report

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Finally the scale is creeping downward and the holiday regain is about gone!  I’m hoping this continues.   Still struggling to get motivated to exercise though.  Perhaps I should focus on getting more sleep first, because the lack of sleep is hurting my want to exercise.  When I am tired, the last thing I want to do is work out.  I know I’m not sleeping enough but I have so many things I’m juggling right now that it’s hard to get them all done in the 24 hours I am given each day.

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Post-Op Week 42 Progress Report

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This week’s progress: back on track.  I’m pleased with the loss of almost 2 pounds this week, given the fact that I fought hunger all week long.  Some of it was head hunger, some was stress-related, and some was just genuine hunger.  I am starting to wonder if I should eat more calories, but am hesitant to try going too far above 1000 daily.  I think I’m going to stick with what I’ve been doing for a couple more weeks and then reevaluate what I need then.  I’m getting better at listening to my body and figuring out what it needs.

Today’s weigh in also sees me crossing from “morbidly obese” to just “obese” per the BMI chart.  I know a lot of people don’t put a lot of stock in that thing, but when your doctor bases his goal weight for you on it, you pay attention to it.  Since my doctor’s goal weight places me squarely in the obese category, I revised my personal goal to place me at the upper end of overweight.  I know I will never have a “normal” BMI, and I’m okay with that.  Besides, if I did, I would look sick and not healthy.  I am aiming for looking healthy and feeling good about how I look.  I’m nearly there.  62.6 more pounds to go.

I can do this.

This week, I’m focusing on starting to get ready for my next 5k in July and just staying the course.  Trying not to let the stress of recent events (gallbladder ultrasound, stepmother’s passing, end of the school year, WORK) take its toll on my efforts, but these next few weeks, that’s going to be tough.  Just gotta remember not to eat the feels.

I’ll write more later…right now, it’s bedtime.

Eat All The Things!

I really hate feeling like that.

But I totally feel like Eating All The Things!

UGH.

Yes, having VSG diminishes your hunger.  But trust me when I tell you, it can and will likely come back.  I am not one of the lucky ones who experiences absolutely no hunger whatsoever.  That would be my husband. Continue reading

Big Life, Big Dreams

I have big dreams.  I’ve always had them.

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I’m finally starting to feel like I might actually achieve some of the things I see myself doing in my dreams.

In reality, I have actually achieved some of the things I’ve visualized myself doing.

I’ve run.  And I can’t wait to get to do it again.

I’ve visualized myself fitting into clothes whose size begins with a 1 and not a 2.  I’m slowly getting there.

I just wish I could visualize myself with more free time. 🙂  Then perhaps I could achieve more of what I see myself doing, and perhaps I could have more time for visualizing myself doing things I once thought impossible because of my weight.

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Daily Bite, a Good Nutrition Day and HUNGER

The past couple of days I have been a beast when it comes to protein:  yesterday I got in 98 grams of protein; today I got in 102 grams.

But I have been So. Freaking. HUNGRY.  And I don’t get it.  I really don’t.

This is NOT head hunger.  This is not “I’m bored, OMGIWANNASTUFFMYFACE” hunger.  This is true, legit, physical hunger.  The kind that makes your stomach hurt.

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Hunger: It’s Not All in Your Head and The Daily Bite

Today’s food choices:

Today's food choices, from upper left:  homemade lettuce wrap filling x3; 12 ounces Isopure Zero Carb; multivitamin and calcium supplements x2.  I forgot to snap a photo of the homemade BBQ turkey meatballs I made and ate as a snack. :(   Today's food was not exciting as we are getting ready to go out of town, and I wanted to make a dent in the lettuce wrap filling so that it wouldn't go bad while we were away.  I'll finish the last of it tomorrow morning--there is one serving left.

Today’s food choices, from upper left: homemade lettuce wrap filling x3; 12 ounces Isopure Zero Carb; multivitamin and calcium supplements x2. I forgot to snap a photo of the homemade BBQ turkey meatballs I made and ate as a snack. 😦
Today’s food was not exciting as we are getting ready to go out of town, and I wanted to make a dent in the lettuce wrap filling so that it wouldn’t go bad while we were away. I’ll finish the last of it tomorrow morning–there is one serving left.

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed. –Homer

You’re damn right, hunger is insolent.  Hunger is like a spoiled child who acts out until he gets his way.  Hunger, whether perceived or real, is what drives us to eat–many times past the point of satisfaction to the realm of uncomfortably full.  You know the kind of fullness I’m talking about too–the kind that forces you to sit up a bit straighter, maybe loosen your belt a bit and remain still for a while.

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