Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 1- So Far So Good!

So, yesterday I did very well and stayed on track all day. I paid attention to portions and fullness. I ate protein first, chewed well, took small bites. I did not get all my water in though... booo... so today I am going to add that to the list. All my hard work paid off and I woke up 1 lb lighter. I am still up about 2 lbs from my lowest but I feel good being back on track.

I have my whole day planned out. I work until 9 tonight so all my food is with my and ready to go. I do feel like I am struggling a little with sugar withdrawals. I was eating lots of candy and ice cream in the last week and now I am trying to get off that cold turkey. I always forget how hard this part is.

I needed a little inspiration so I checked out Khaliah Ali's book Fighting Weight. It is her story about her fight with obesity and the success she has had with her gastric banding. So far the book is very interesting, part bio, part medical information. I will say, this book is so extremely pro gastric banding... which is fine.. but to me she almost makes it seem easy. Anyway, she lost 125lbs with her band and has maintained her weight loss for 9ish years. It certainly is inspirational. Those of you who were lucky enough to have Dr. Ren or Dr. Fielding may enjoy reading this book even more as they were the folks who did Ms. Ali's surgery and follow-up care.
Happy Tuesday!


Amy W. said...

good for you! One day at a time. I did well yesterday too~! I knew we would get back on track!

I didnt realize that she was banded that long ago! It sounds like it would be a good read!

Alexis said...

That sounds like a great book! I'll have to check it out!

You are doing the Bathing Suit Challenge right? Yeah, my day was horrible. Started off so good and then PMS kicked in and I went crazy with the easter candy. I've regrouped and am doing great today though :)

good Job with getting back on track :)

Grace said...

This is one of the first books I read last summer while waiting for surgery! I thought it was good, but I felt like she did a LOT of name-dropping. :)

THE DASH! said...

I want to read this book! It seems fantastic.

Girl Bandit said...

I totally agree with your assessment of the book. I would have liked more on her actual journey with the band. Keep up the good work...I am surffering a little from sugar withdarwals too....maybe we should start SAA...sugar addicts anonymous!!!