Saturday, September 25, 2010
After having gastric bypass, I knew I would have to change my habits forever. My eating habits, exercising habits, my thinking habits etc.
Old habits die hard. Habits can be embedded into your mind for YEARS, whether it's drinking a cup of coffee every morning for 20 years or eating while watching t.v. Naturally, bad habits just don't go away overnight.
It is a daily chore to make sure I put good 'nutritious fuel' into my body. Everything that passes my lips MUST be of good nutritious value...I have no leeway for anything else if I want my body to continue to work properly. Naturally, every once in awhile, I do partake of something very small and non-nutritious....but NOT often. This is a slippery slope and if I've learned nothing else, I've learned that it is easy to fall back into old habits. One Hershey kiss here....1/4 of a cookie there....and WHAM!!....you're doing it again!
Anyhow, the reason for me posting this is simply for reflection sake. I NEVER want to go back to living the way I use to. This journey can be difficult at times...but boy is it well worth it!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Nov 21st: 282 lbs *8 lb lost from preop diet*
***SURGERY NOV 24th***
Dec 24th: 256 lbs *26 lb lost*
Jan 24th: 241 lbs *15 lb lost*
Feb 24th: 227 lbs *14 lb lost*
Mar 24th: 213 lbs *14 lb lost*
Apr 24th: 208 lbs *5 lb lost*
May 24th: 200 lbs *8 lb lost*
Jun 24th: 193 lbs *7 lb lost*
Jul 24th: 187 lbs *6 lb lost*
Aug 24th: 184 lbs *3 lb lost*
So apparently the weight loss has slowed significantly...granted that I'm only 21 lbs away from my first goal weight. I need to reevaluate my eating habits...which will be easy since I track everything on Sparkpeople.com.
So far, I think I need to up my calories for right now. Protein is great. Carbs I can probably decrease by around 20grams. Also, I need to increase my fiber.
Then there is exercise....
I know...I know...I NEED an exercise regimen...and I WANT an exercise regimen....
I know that I like Yoga...I know that I like Pilates....so.......
Okay, exercise goal #1: Exercise 2 days this week for 30 minutes a piece.
I will be accountable by posting on sparkpeople.com my exercises.
Alright everyone, wish me luck!