You may be asking yourself "Self, what does this picture have to do with weight loss?" The answer to that question would be, "absolutely nothing, but it makes you smile doesn't it?" This is a pic of the Tanman when he was about two or three. It is one of my favorites for obvious reasons. When he was this age, we would often let Tanner dress himself. We'd get the basics on him, but he could accessorize however he wanted. Sometimes I didn't even realize how crazy he looked because by that time, I had been desensitized to his unique "flair" for accessorizing. Of course we'd get out in public and then it would dawn on me how the rest of the world would see him lol. Thats what happened here. My mom and I were taking him to the park and I looked back to make sure he was following and saw him as everyone else was going to see him and had to snap a pic for posterity. Too funny.
I thought I had updated my blog last night, but I guess I must have typed it all up and got sidetracked or it didn't post and I thought it had. Anyway, I did end up having a binge of sorts. After the soup, banana and muffin, I ended up having another muffin after I got off work waiting for dinner to be ready, then had a taco salad (basically iceberg lettuce with a bit of spinach, the lean ground taco meat, along with a bit of salsa and about a tblsp of the light ranch). THEN, a little bit after dinner, I had ANOTHER muffin (you should try that recipe lol, they are about 181 calories and 3.5 grams of fat) and a skinny cow ice cream bar. I know...I was shoveling it in guys BUT, I still managed to stay under 1000 calories because I made better choices and you know what? I'm not beating myself up for it.
I realized that I am definitely going to have to move a bit slower on the pre op diet or the next binge may not be so healthy. Also, the binging behavior needs to be nipped in the bud because even if it was all healthy choices, the behavior itself is unhealthy. I've decided that I'm going to have a shake for breakfast and lunch, but if I'm REALLY hungry, I'm going to allow myself to have some protein rich food with each meal, but try to stay away from snacking in between meals. They really stressed keeping it to three meals a day. I think this is because with the sleeve, many people can actually not lose weight or gain weight back once they've had the op because they graze all day. They may have a stomach that restricts their food intake, but if they eat all day long, they can manage to eat what they used to eat and not lose or gain it all back.
I'm also going to increase my water intake. Yesterday I didn't have one single solitary sip of water. I know! I've broken the cardinal rule of dieting. I can't even tell you why...I guess because I was drinking those shakes (I did add extra water to them in hopes of increasing the volume and thereby decreasing hunger....FAIL).
So, in summation, here's the plan for today:
1. Stick to shakes for breakfast and lunch, but feel free to have fruit, veggies, yogurt, an egg, cottage cheese etc. if I'm REALLY hungry.
2. Continue to log everything I eat so I'm aware of my intake.
3. Get on the treadmill for at least 5 minutes. (I didn't manage more time yesterday..my knee was really bothering me by the end of the night :S It feels better this morning so I'm going to get at least 5 in on my first break and we'll see how I do)
4. Pull a task from my jar (I'll let you guys know what it is later).
That was breakfast. Not bad and I feel SO much better than I did yesterday! I didn't get on the treadmill, but that was because I ran out of time by the time I went downstairs, got everything together and got back upstairs my timer was already going off so it looks like I'll get it in at lunchtime for sure!
On a side note: Poor tanner is nursing his first broken heart poor thing :( He thinks he is going to die alone and childless at 14. Girls are mean! ;)
Here's what I had for lunch...not bad and still feeling much better than I did yesterday
I am planning on calling the fitness center tomorrow to see when they are open. I think the only time I'm going to have available to get to the pool is at the crack ass of dawn because I have to be back home by 7am to get tanner up and off to school. It is probably better that I get it done though because usually by the end of the day, my knees have had it.
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