Monday, February 10, 2014
WAKE UP CALL
Pain is a great motivator, and a few years ago I experienced gall bladder attacks that were so painful when I ate ~ I basically stopped eating. For several months I thought I was just having indigestion. So I started eating very small portions of food that didn't seem to cause me pain. As a result, I lost almost 40 pounds before it was diagnosed as a gall bladder problem.. So November 11, 2011 I had gall bladder surgery and was thrilled with the weight I had lost. I kept it off more than a year, and then as most things do...no more pain, I went back to some old habits. Slowly, but old habits. I don't like to weigh when I'm being bad (anyone else?) so I kept telling my self I was OK.
Fast forward to my annual blood work a week ago ~ I've gained back half the weight, and my cholesterol is the culprit. It really soared and now I'm back on medicine for it. Ug!! So that was my WAKE UP CALL. My doctor who I really like is giving me three months to lose some weight, go back to my regiment of exercise (Had scuffed off on that too) and get a new blood test in three months. How convenient...that would be my birthday, May 1st. HaHa
Above is a typical day for me now. Breakfast ~ small slice of squaw bread, a pile of spinach, and a poached egg. Lunch ~ a small but wonderful salad ~ Dinner ~ Tilapia, Roasted asparagus, onions and sweet potatoes.
I know some of you face the same battle, and are doing your own lifestyle change. What makes me so mad, is I KNOW BETTER..and I know what I should have been doing, so I'm back in the "saddle again, back to fruits, veggies, fish, whole grains...etc. Back to drinking tons of water (64 oz) a day. I'm weighing myself again. And am happy to report since my appointment a week ago, I'm down 3 pounds. Cutting out my baking, and bad carbs works!
I want to be an encouragement to any of you out there facing the same battle. So from time to time I will post what I'm eating, how I'm exercising and how the weight is going. I'm going to need your encouragement too.