Friday, February 27, 2009

Going back to basics

Even though you might have a lapband, you still have to watch what you are eating. I've been quite relaxed with my food intake over the past couple of months.. probably since christmas. When things get too hard (like my band feels too tight), I go back to eating the easy foods, or I add sour cream or mayo to my foods, or I eat junk. If I know I'm feeling tight and I need to eat something in a rush, it's easier to get a drink and a chocolate bar because I know it's going to go down, and I know it's going to give me the energy I need until I can eat a proper meal. I also haven't been weighing myself.. Norti Norti! I would also like to use the excuse of my current situation with my redundancy. Food does make me feel better and I have noticed that when I get stressed I do eat more... lollies and ice cream seem to top the list of fave stress reliever foods!

As a result, I've put on weight.. I'm at 91.6kg. Devastated.. not really. I can feel it in myself.. I'm feeling fatter! My clothes aren't fitting as well as they should!! Disappointed in myself? Absolutely!
My only saving grace has been my exercise levels. I'm still managing around 3-4 hours a week, mixing it up and getting my HR up.

Bottom line is - I've lost control.

So, what do I need to do to get back into control?

First thing I said outloud when I saw the number on the scales was "right, as of monday I'm going to start a food diary". Why start monday? right after I said that, I said "no, I'm going to start right now!".

Things to do to get back in control:
1. Start up that food diary again - 1200 cal day
2. Drink more water - 2 L/day
3. Keep going with the exercise I am doing.
4. Blog daily and be honest and accountable

I have a job interview this afternoon. Wish me luck! Then when I get back from that I'm going to hit the gym for a cardio session.

LBG xx


SkinnieMinnie said...

Good luck with the job interview and good on you for taking that first step to get back on track.

Anonymous said...

You're a superstar. You CAN and WILL do this! I completely sympathise with the food things at the moment. I'm exactly the same.

Good luck with the interview and everything else.

Look forward to reading how you're going.


Nola said...

I appreciate the advice you give me on my blog! I think you have given yourself your own good advice in this one:) I am going to do the same this with my band...not against it. Thanks again

Diz said...

I hope all went well with the interview. It's hard not to slip back into bad habits, especially things are not going right. At least you're honest with yourself. Keep goin Girl. You can do it!

mjwdec73 said...

You can do it. I know you can.