Phew – My Body DOES Still Remember How to Lose Weight

I have not only take off the 7 pounds I gained while on disability, but I’ve lost an extra!  Down to 184.  Nearly down to my lowest weight of 183.  I will get to my goal weight in the next year.  I will I will I will.  I just have to focus on the important stuff – high quality dense protien, lots of fluids, and limiting my carbs.  And remembering that my pouch is there for a reason.

Once I get my ass back to exercising regularly, that will help too.  My knee is doing a lot better.  I’m back to full weight bearing, which means I’ve finally (after two months) ditched the crutches, and I actually have been walking pretty well.  Lots of swelling, and pain by the end of the day, but PT is working, and I’m regaining strength and flexibility – both are very important.  After my first knee sugery 3 years ago, it literally took me 18 months to go up and down the steps foot over foot.  Yesterday, I went both up (easier) and down(very hard) the stairs foot over foot without too many problems.  I can also stand my full weight on my right leg (briefly) and that took me six months the last time.

Progress!

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Update on the 5-Day Pouch Test

It worked.  I’m feeling restriction again.  As a matter of fact, I’m feeling the same restrictions I felt just after surgery, and that is a very good thing.  I am upping my protien shakes however, to ensure that I’m getting enough protien, and of course, I’ve increased my fluid intake.

Sometimes I am amazed that at this point, I can still fill such a tight restriction.  It makes me very happy with my decision to have GB.

Return of the 5-Day Pouch Test

So, in an effort to refamiliarize my pouch with what it is supposed to be doing, and to detox from the evil carbs and slider foods that I have been steadily stuffing in my face, I am re-visiting the 5-Day Pouch Test.  Days one and two are liquid and soft proteins only so today and tomorrow for me will be protein shakes.  To be honest, I’m mostly doing this to break my carb dependancies, which have crept back in with a vengance since I had my knee surgery.

So far so good today.  I did add a sugar free yogurt for lunch, but I’m doing this program a wee bit modified to make sure I get my necessary calories. 

The point of my surgery was to teach myself to eat better.  Just because I CAN eat it doesn’t mean I SHOULD eat it.

Another thing I need to get back to is drinking all my fluids.  I haven’t been so hot at that lately.  But I’m going to get there, by hook or by crook.

Wish me luck!

Day One – Half Way Done

OK – 2nd protein shake of the day.  Headache setting in.  Jealous of the fact that my husband is having pulled venison bbq tonight for dinner.

4.5 days to go.

Frustrated With Myself

My eating is out of control.  I’m snacking.  I’m eating crap.  And it’s time to stop.

Tomorrow, I’m going to do the 5 Day Pouch Test to get a better hold on my tool and remind myself that it works.  Below is a summary of the five day pouch test:

Below you will find a brief list of the menu for each day. Please click the “Read more” links for further detail and hints and tips that will enable your success with the 5 Day Pouch Test.

Days One & Two: Liquid Protein
low-carb protein shakes, broth, clear or cream soups, sugar-free gelatin and pudding. Read more.

Day 3: Soft Protein
canned fish (tuna or salmon) eggs, fresh soft fish (tilapia, sole, orange roughy. Read more.

Day 4: Firm Protein
ground meat (turkey, beef, chicken, lamb), shellfish, scallops, lobster, fresh salmon or halibut. Read more.

Day 5: Solid Protein
white meat poultry, beef steak, pork, lamb, wild game

I need to give my body a chance to clense itself of all the crap I’m eating and feel that restriction in my pouch.  Once I’m done, I’ll be able to go back to measuring my food (something else I’ve gotten away from) and concentrating on proteins and cutting out the carbs.  Oh carbs, you are teh ebil.

Wish me luck.  I’m preparing now for the ginormous headach.  Sigh.