18 November, 2015

Week 7

My weigh in this morning was 271.7 that is a loss of 43.3 lbs so far. 
Wow, just to think that I have almost lost 50 lbs in 9 weeks (counting the preop diet). That is an average of 4.8 lbs a week. I think I like the steadiness of 2 lbs per week as I know the first couple of weeks were water and my body adjusting. 

I have increased the types of foods I am eating and also the amount. Dense food make me fuller, faster, so this makes getting my protein in harder. I have been able to do both liquids at 64oz and protein at or above 60g for 2 days now. 
I did have my first dumping episode the other day. I tried having a few Fritos with my refried beans and salsa. This was not pleasant. I got the sick feeling in my tummy but never threw up more than slime. I felt clammy and had shakes. This turned into tummy cramps and I had to go lie down. I will not be trying that again, or any bread- chip- carbs, for a while. 
Protein first, vegetables second, carbs last. This is what the nutritionalist and doctor recommends. I will try to only get carbs from the vegetables I eat for a while longer. 

Baked pepperoni chips: these are the bomb for crunch!!
1 Pkg low sodium turkey pepperoni
Lay in single later on baking sheet
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes
Cool on paper towels to absorb grease (pat a few times with another paper towel. 
Not sure how long they last but 16 pieces is 70 calories and 9g protein. 

Water- I still don't like plain water, but I am learning. 
Decaf coffee- this is my go to in the morning and night. I picked up some sugar free syrups from world market. 
Regular coffee- I missed regular coffee. I asked the nutritionalist if I could have it again. 1 cup as long as I drink 1.5 cups of water. Well, I tried it. I got the caffeine buzz. Then I got the caffeine crash. I swear it lasted more than a day. I just couldn't find energy. So, lots of water to flush the system and my energy is back. I'm sticking with decaf for a bit longer. 
Decaf tea- decaf black tea, not a huge fan. Decaf Constant comment, Egyptian licorice or licorice mint OMG yum! No sugar necessary. 
SF Alpine Hot apple cider- I love this drink! 
SF hot  chocolate- I add this to my decaf coffee once in a while. 

I am walking a mile to a mile and a quarter 6 days a week on the treadmill in the morning. I also try to walk outside in the afternoon weather permitting. Monday was beautiful and I walked the boardwalk here in GH. 
I did not walk the pier  because I don't feel secure enough on my knee to do that yet. However, this was an accomplishment because I had never walked from one end of the boardwalk to the other and back before.  I did take my knitting and sit at the end for a bit.

It is also the first time I have hit 10k steps since getting my Fitbit. My ankle was a bit sore after but I felt accomplished. I think I need to get new tennis runners. Maybe ones made for walking. 
Today a new addition to my fitness routine showed up. The ladies at Knittin'in the Mitten chipped in to help me get a Weider ultimate body works machine. It's like a Total gym but I liked the reviews on this better and it was 1/2 the cost. 
I look forward to getting it set up and in use soon. 
I also have Dumbbells I use for exercises I was given and have asked Boo if I could borrow one of her exercise balls. Soon. 

Non- Scale Victories:
I can cross my legs. 
I can curl up in the chair. 
I had to buy smaller undies because the old ones were falling off. 
I bought a pair of fleece lined leggings and they fit. 
I walked the boardwalk.
I did 10k steps in one day

Just me:
I'm happy. I am learning to like myself instead of ignoring myself. I do not react well to negativity or judgements. I have been told I am a bit mood swingy. I'm relearning what it is to want to live. Give me time, I will be me, just a whole new me, once again. 


Susan Moore said...

Coggi, I'll bet those pepperoni chips were fewer than seventy calories because you baked the fat out of them.
You are a breath of fresh air with your positive attitude. You are tackling the exercise thing and Tazzy is almost cooperating on the food.
Again, you go girl.

Katie O said...

Yea!!! Great job!!!

Angela Jenkins said...

Great post! Thanks for the update. You are doing such a great job.

Marie L.Brewer said...

Good for you girl, congratulations keep pounding that pavement and get those pounds off. I have to watch myself as well so I do a lot of walking and bike riding at the same time I get to enjoy the hobby I love so much, nature photography. =0)

Judith said...

Coggie! I am so happy for you. All these accomplishments must feel so great! I cannot even begin to imagine! I appreciate you sharing this journey with us on the blog as well. It is such a treasure for me. I can hardly wait to see what the future holds for you. Unstoppable!