169 – The First Step To Getting Anywhere …
I am finally at that point where I am no longer willing to stay where I am.
Head Battles -
My head was actually in a pretty darned good place yesterday – got a refund check on the apartment my daughter and I just vacated at the end of May – the $1200 will help immensely in getting my car worked on, getting caught up with Jeff for reimbursements, possibly getting a new laptop (only if on a really good sale …) and webcam so I can make vlogs … and paying that STUPID California Stop ticket I got in April. I am eligible for a 2nd Federal unemployment compensation extension – got paperwork for my qualifying interview for June 18 – and for “proving” my job search … non problem. Especially when I thought I was already finished with my 3rd and there IS no longer a 4th in the State of California.
I slept well, too … Insomnia is a long-standing problem for me. I am curious to see if adding exercise and getting back to watching my food intake helps with that (I don’t remember … ).
Next Friday is my 7-year surgiverary … as I think about it, I’m a little sad that as it comes around I am not where I thought I’d be … but on the other hand, not where I WAS either … I DO NOT weigh 225 pounds …. I HAVE maintained a substantial weight loss for a longer period of time than ever in my adult life. I’ll get back to my happy weight.
Yesterday’s Food –
3/4 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup canned stewed italian style tomatoes (it really is yummy, even if it doesn’t sound good …), coffee w/coffemate
2 small chicken/cheese enchiladas
3/4 cup mac/cheese including 2 “lil smokies”, 1 cup lettuce/tomato/cucumber salad
1/2 cup ice cream with 1/2 cup sliced bananas and strawberries
Not quite where I want to be, but getting there. Cutting out the grazing, upped water intake. Today will be moving more into removing carbs and sugars.
The H20 Fusion 1-hour aquarobics class at the gym pool yesterday was awesome! I will definitely do that again. A full-body workout to be sure. Winds yesterday were unrelenting. Being IN the pool was fine, but getting out was a bugger. Added to the hour workout was about 10 minutes of warm-up laps before, and a few after. I’m really glad I went, cold wind and all!
Planning ahead …
So .. one more day in successfully keeping my head in the game. Every day you do it, makes the next day a little easier.
Today I may not make it in to the gym - only because I have a memorial service to go to for a good friend’s hubby. Pot luck to make, and almost an hour drive each way. Well, maybe later this afternoon while hubby is working. I’m already wanting to go so I should probably take advantage of the desire …
Protein supplement for breakfast – lunch will be “pot luck” but I’m confident there will be pickins appropriate for me to eat. I’m making an artichoke casserole – artichoke hearts, eggs, cheese, onions and a little bread crumbs for binding. Good protein, in small quantities. I’ll stick to water today – just to be safe – and, of course, the vitamins. Dinner? I’ll have to consider that one a little more.
Namaste… I honor you! and have a healthy day!
Posted on June 10, 2012, in Daily Journal and tagged accountability, Bariatric surgery, Carbohydrate, exercise and weight loss, gastric bypass, Gastric bypass surgery, maintaining weight loss, no excuses, Obesity Surgery, Post-Surgery, regain, taking care of yourself first, weight loss journey, weight loss surgery, wls eating, wls friendly. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.