Blendergrl's Weight Loss Tracker

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

HYC - check in

The past two weeks have been a struggle. I don't think it is motivation that I am lacking, just time! Family, and friends have been crawling out of the woodwork for parties, BBQs, impromptu lunch dates, and twice someone has 'popped over with a pie' - who does that??? I have managed to stay OP all this week but too much restaurant food has left me feeling bloated and a bit lethargic. I usually walk/jog with a girlfriend 3 times a week but we have only managed to go once since last Monday and I have not been swimming in two weeks. So I think I need to narrow my focus - I will continue to blog my menus for each day and will set an activity goal for the next day until I feel like I am back in control and in a routine.

On a separate topic I went out last night with an old high school friend that I have not seen in 10 years. I had heard she lost 140 pounds two years ago so I was excited to see her and ask her about her fantastic weight loss success. Well, she told me that she had gastric bypass and lost the 140 in 6 months! She also just recently had a full body lift to remove all the excess skin. She looks good but I just didn't know what to say to her about it. For dinner we had whole wheat pasta with red sauce. I portioned mine carefully, passed on the garlic bread and had only a tiny sprinkle of Parmesan. She also had a small portion but it included a butter slather piece of garlic toast and at least 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. She also had some hot artichoke dip and chips appetizer. As we sat there eating and catching up I could not help feeling a little jealous that she had this instant quick fix to a new body and I will be counting points/calories for the rest of my life if I want to keep this weight off. I know that its not that simple and that the choice is different for everyone, but in the moment I had a tiny tiny pity party.

Ok, back to my goals for today. At least 3 L of water (for my sodium issue) I will go to the pool after work and swim at least 1.5K.


Anonymous said...

I hate it when I'm too busy and it leads to that out of control feeling. I think that is why I am trying to establish some daily habits that I know I just do before I do other things (like I always brush my teeth, go to the bathroom and get on the computer - amoung other things) but you get the idea. I want to make taking care of my health non negotiable. I hope you have a wonderful, healthy week.

Anonymous said...

I am suprised she was able to eat all that without getting sick. I thought the bypass actually made the stomach physically smaller so that you could not fit all that food in.

But don't get discouraged... you are doing an awesome job. Yeah you have to count, and will ALWAYS have to be aware of what you put into your body, but you are going through a "lifestyle" change. Doesn't sound like your friend did that. It is still possible to gain the weight back after the surgery, so even though she isn't watching what she is eating, doesn't mean she shouldn't be.

Be proud of the accomplishments you have made by the sweat of your brow, and the growl of your tummy!

Anonymous said...

I totally understand being busy. I have training at work right now and VBS until 9 p.m. by the time you go home and grab something to eat and fall in bed its already time to get up again. But it sounds as if you are doing pretty good.

I guess it is good for your friend that she lost the weight and you will too. I think the important part is the find what works for you.

Lynn said...

Gastric Bypass isn't as much of a quick fix as people think. She has to eat well for the rest of her life, too, or she'll regain the weight. Also, if she eats too much in a single sitting, she'll get really sick...

It certainly doesn't seem fair, sometimes, though. everyone's grass always seems a little bit greener. But keep in mind that while you're envying her, she might be envying you, that you have the willpower to lose weight without surgery!