- HEALTH TRACKER
I left the hospital after 2 days drinking 8-10 glasses of fluids a day. But, I was allowed to include protein shakes until I got to mushies. Also, I found that warm drinks felt better (now any temp is fine). I literally drank from the moment I woke up until I went to bed. I made sure to drink at night if I woke up to go to the bathroom. Once I got to mushies, I set timers and put myself on a fluid/drinking schedule.
I'm kind of a freak about hydration, though.
Bending over the laying flat took me about 2 months to finally feel comfortable.
Thanks for sharing.
I want my boobs back. *cries*
The scale is the friend we all need in our lives. It tells us the truth even when we really want it to lie. It gives us non-emotional feedback when we are ready to light up the sky with emotion. It's sobering when we are drunk about our successes--so drunk that we think we can take a day or 5 off from our food routines.
Embrace your scale. Listen to it. Leave it when you can't handle the truth. Come back to it when you are ready for honesty. Learn to understand what it is telling you.
IMO, the scale is our friend - whether we like what it has to say or not.
Liquids in, liquids out. If you are still on protein shakes, diarrhea is a real possibility.
My only suggestion is that you don't wait too long if you start feeling dehydrated. I suggest you go to the ER and get a couple of bags of fluids if you start feeling worse--heads, nausea, etc. Getting dehydrated just makes everything worse.
Yep - I breeze right by the "What?" and the "Grrrr". "Ugh..." "TMI" (actually I hope people keep using this one because it really does help me weed out the crap - literally).
20 years ago they did. Don't know about now.
Start small. You can always add more, but you can't take it away. I also agree with the poster who said to pick a design then sit on it for awhile. Make sure it's something you can live with for the rest of your life. Also, someone couldn't pay me to put a name on me--even my own children's names. I'm also opposed to dates of any kind. But, that's just me. A friend of mine has 4 kids and she had 4 flowers inked onto her ankle. Imo, that's the way to do it. Find something that can eptomize why you are getting the tattoo.
Thanks Gail. I don't think mine is as bad as your's sounded. Mostly it's the lack of energy that's bugging me.
I'm pumping the nasal sprays and all of the other viral stuff. Didn't think about Mucinex. I've got some in the cupboard. Thanks for the reminder.
I just do some work. Then lie down. Repeat.
Gotta up my fluids, too. Not doing great with that.
I know it. I still went to karate, took my dog to the vet, volunteered in the library. My eating went in the ****ter last night, but today I don't feel like touching food. Sucks.
Here's to us both feeling better very soon.
Sorry you are sick, too you sweet thing. I am a horrible sick person. My hubby of awesomeness usually has to strap me to a chair because I will still try to do all the stuff around the house. He just yelled from the kitchen that I'm not allowed to mow the lawn. He knows me well. God, I love him.
Go see a doctor. That's too long to be sick without medical attention, imo.
I'm sick (seriously, I am. That's why my snark meter is off the dial). What can I take for a cold. My left side hurts. My head hurts. My back hurts. Green stuff is coming out of my nose. I have a cut on my foot. Hang nail. My hair has split ends.
Please Doc Frisco - heal me.
Hopefully, you aren't doing the surgery on yourself. (I'm kidding) And like most men, you'll drop a gazillion pounds in 3 effing days. I'm not bitter.
Prayers for your safe and easy recovery.
That's why I do Elina's soup. I get in both protein and veggies and the soup stays with me for awhile.
The water helps a lot, but I've always been a good water drinker.
Good luck, sweetie. Just keep trying things until you find something that works.
I'm a couple of months behind you. I've recently kept myself at 700-900 calories. The way I've been able to do it is by making Elina's chicken soup that I've changed up a little. I allow myself to eat as much of it as I want. I also let all veggies be "free" and I eat them in between meals. I'm finding that I don't feel deprived.
Feeling deprived is something that I've always struggled with.
Eating this way makes my carbs higher, but that doesn't seem to hurt anything. I'm losing again, albeit slowly.
Also, I've added 2 more cups of water - I'm at 14 glasses a day.
Anyway, just thought I'd let you know that you are not alone. Going back to 600-800 calories can be really hard.