Saturday, March 5, 2011

Days 3-5, Still Stuck but Feeling Like I am Starting to Move Again

Well, I finally finished the 5 Day Pouch Test.  I think that days 3 and 4 were the hardest.  Oh hell, they all sucked.  Detoxing off of sugar is the worst, but it was a necessary evil.  I was not completely on task all days.  I did eat some almonds and pistachios on day 3 and 4.  I was just craving chocolate so badly I figured that if I was going to cheat, I should go for protein.  All in all, I do find that my cravings for chocolate have subsided significantly.  I am also feeling more in touch with my band.  I am eating more slowly and thoughtfully.  It is hard to tell if my band feels "tighter" but I am feeling more of a sensation of fullness after eating a small amount of food.  I do not think though that I am at my sweet spot yet.  I have an appointment in mid-April for a fill and I think I will be ready then.  Until then, I am committed to eating mindfully and slowly.

I just updated my ticker for this first time since mid-January.  Sadly, I have only lost .2 (that is point 2) pounds since then.  Even the 5 Day Pouch test does not seem to have cured my plateau.  However, I am feeling hopeful that this will jump start my efforts.  I am bound and determined to lose 40 lbs before my girl's trip to Brazil in October.

I am also really looking forward to BOOBs in Chicago.   

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 2 - Trying to Become One with The Band

Day 2 of the Pouch Test is almost done and I am still struggling with chocolate cravings.  I could have gnawed  off a corner of my desk again today while avoiding the candy bowls at work.  I am still doing this via sheer willpower which leads me to believe that I am not at my sweet spot restriction-wise yet. (surprise)

Food Today:
B:  Orange Protein Shake (1 1/2 scoops protein powder, OJ, vanilla yogurt, ice - blended
S:  Sugar Free Jello Mousse pudding cup
L:  Creamy Tomato Soup
S:  Sugar Free Jello Mousse pudding cup
D:  Creamy Tomato Soup

I can't tell you how excited I am to eat tuna tomorrow.  It brings me back to my pre and post surgery days.  I am waiting to feel a difference band-wise or satiation-wise but nothing yet.  Hoping that I feel some difference when I re-introduce solids.

Monday, February 28, 2011

5 Day Pouch Test - Day One

Just finishing up Day 1 of the 5 Day Pouch Test.  Now I remember how real dieting feels - and I don't like it.  It took everything I had to pass the numerous candy dishes overflowing with chocolate and other tasty morsels in the office today.  I've been gritting my teeth most of the day and telling myself that I can do anything for 5 days.  This only goes to prove to me how completely addicted I am to carbohydrates I truly am.  I definitely need to do this not only to get myself back in touch with my pouch but to detox from the sliders I have slid back into snacking on.  So, thank you, Read.  I needed this.

I also have a new goal.  I am headed to Rio (in Brazil) for a girl's trip in late October.  I would like to lose 40lbs. before my trip.  That is roughly 5lbs per month and I think it is doable.  Hopefully, this little pouch test will be just what I need to get me back on track.