We all slip up from time to time... we'll have that extra helping of some deliciously tantalizing carb-loaded delicacy that we know is going from our lips to our hips... but it tastes so good. We often recognize the mistakes we've made and take actions to sort of lessen the potential damage... some of us cut out or restrict future meals, some exercise more, some recognize that we are human and are never going to be perfect - and that it's perfectly acceptable to be imperfect.
This week, I've been waging the battle of the bulge. I am still pre-operative, though I received notice today that in October my insurance (caid) would be extended - which means that assuming all goes well, I will (certainly) be eligible for surgery in December or January. Still, after having seen the new nutritionist, I'm battling myself to eat as much as she wants me to.
I understand the concepts of nutrition because I studied health as an undergraduate... I realize that there are different types of carbs and our bodies respond differently to the various types.... I recognize that the more regularly and more frequently I eat, the less likely it is my body will enter "starvation mode" or will go into ketoacidosis, but I feel like eating every three hours that I'm awake (at least, eating as much as she wants) is just ridiculous... it makes me feel like a bloated whale... though I'm seeing significant results, both on and off the scale.
I've been sort of slacking the last few days. I still have breakfast as soon as I get up... but then I don't think to eat until I'm hungry. I get distracted by engrossing myself in some task (most recently preparing dissolution papers for my sister) and find that six hours has flown by and I've not had a single bite to eat... so I go and find something (healthy) to shove in the hole in my face to make my dietitian happy and, more importantly, to help me learn healthy eating for post-operative weight management.
What kinds of battles have you guys experienced this week or so far this month? What challenges are you encountering, and what is your approach in addressing those issues?