- HEALTH TRACKER
I have to post this for myself. I know we all talk about the scale and how when you reach goal you "bounce" back and then there's the whole issue of muscle weighing more than fat...and how it's about how your clothes fit and all of that...but I know for me I can fool myself into thinking that those things apply to me...but the bottom line is I feel it on me... I see it sometimes when I'm being honnest and for most of us who are not body builders or seriously training...the scale tells the truth...and when it creeps up it's not a good thing...so I got five on me that are not acceptable...so that's my work cut out for me...and I lift weights..run and train...but no matter I have still legitimately gained those five pounds so off they go...SEAVIEW... I realize this is controversial but I welcome the feedback..
Yeah I am not giving up my half and half...it is such a wonderful thing in my coffee and tea and we do not get many really yummy things in our diet so there it is! If I am good about my food in other ways I can maintain just fine...but there is always a trade off..
thanks for all of your replies now back to my coffee...hahha...SEAVIEW
I have tried almond milk but it's too watery...I agree coffee is a tough one because for me it has to be creamy and I probably won't give it up...I only drink coffee in the AM so perhaps I will try some of the artificial stuff without sugar...also I will work on tea without anything in it...that will cut down considerably on the cream...I am next going to try soy milk because I used to like it in coffee...OH this ain't over.. I will report back on my findings... I don't want anything with too many carbs though or real sugar...and yes I am a Splenda ADDICT...have I tried alternatives...Stevia etc...YES and I don't like them at all..OH well I am from the TAB generation so I think I'm doing better with Splenda...even though it is poison...LOL ...thanks to all...SEAVIEW
OK here it is...I LOVE 1/2 and 1/2 in my coffee and tea...except I put a lot in there because I have big and I mean BIG mugs of coffee and tea ...one big coffee in the AM and one big tea in the afternoon... and I mean bigger then a vente Starbucks I have a huge mug.LOL...anyhow I use 1/2 and 1/2 and make it nice a light and it's sooooooo good but wayyyyy tooo much fat and calories in that 1/2 and 1/2 and ultimately not very good for you....so my question to you all is what do you put in your coffee or tea that is creamy but low fat ...no sugar...and less calories... I was going to try soy milk...also I don't like regular milk of any kind ...although I would be willing to go back to it...PLEASE ADVISE..... THanks...SEAVIEW
congrats Deb..I'm right behind you... I am also tending towards a more vegetarian diet...certainly no more red meat...
my uncle who is 85 and healthy as a horse eats only fruit...vegetables...tofu and nuts...and protein shakes for protein...he has never felt or looked better...So I'm thinkin.....Best wishes to you...SEAVIEW
Three years ago today I had surgery. Still the best decision I have ever made. Feel great..Healthy. 53...144lbs..highest weight 210...5' 8"...lowest weight 140...Run...Yoga...Hike...Ski...Spin..Love life...fit into my clothes...learning to live with maintenance..Still
struggle with head hunger and oftentimes eat what I should not...working on living a life without obsessing...saw a hypnotist...very helpful...meditation helps to stay present...can't think of a thing negative about my decision...
Could not have done any of this without the support of this board... I realize I have been absent more or less this year but I return when I am struggling or just to check in and get inspired...
Today is a great day... I hope you all are having a great day as well.
Biotin and Primrose Oil (in tablets) ...lost hair anyhow but when it started to fill in again I think it made it super healthy..and yes all the other hair grows like mad as well...LOL...losing the hair was the most stressful part but it does grow back in...it's the surgical procedure that does it...
144...that's ok for me..
Took Statins for a week...I have tried three different ones...this one made me sooo tired ...I am now going to work on lowering my cholestrol through diet which means no more animal products....oy...and only non fat dairy....for three months...if it doesn't lower ...then I will cut out dairy...this i very hard as my diet consists of primarily meat and dairy and very little carbs...since surgery...so I have been gradually eating more vegetables and beans and tofu ....I still won't go near fruit...only blueberries and melon...it's very strange to have to change my eating habits after this surgery because I have gotten used to certain "rules" and now I have to change them...oh well...better to do this then to have to take statins....yeah steroids are crap too...
So I always smirk when I see the "weight loss regrets" forum right above ours because I will NEVER go there...
Heading into three years with VSG and cannot for the life of me think of one regret except that I did not do this sooner.
Went outdoor rock climbing with my 18 year old yesterday....if this is 52 I cannot wait for the rest of my life...my weight is
anywhere from 141 to 145...bouncing bouncing but has maintained..not without WORK to any of you out there who think it's easy..most of you know what I mean...discipline and excercise...good decisions...but the pay offs are beyond belief...I have to say my life has changed and I have changed and it's all good...This surgery was by far the scariest thing I have ever done but also the one thing I did ENTIRELY for myself and for the first time ever....no one can truly understand the pain I was in struggling with the food and the obesity...anyhow wishing you all a happy new year and NSV's....SEAVIEW
So it's Christmas and it's been awhile...I have not even seen the new format! Still 143 bouncing around. Doing lots of yoga and running which seems to be a really good combination for me. My food is pretty clean and then I have days where I eat more carbs than I would like to and sugar...which actually makes me feel crummy...will I ever learn! I have been thinking about going Vegan for the past few months...I think it's possible if I just drink my protein shakes for extra protein and then subsist on vegetables, fruit, nuts and grains...It's a thought...at 52 I'm thinking about health and longer life....the thought of giving up meat is not bad but fish...LOVE TUNA...and the dairy? THat's hard too...but perhaps I will give it a try for a week in the new year...gotta keep changing and growing after all...all the Vegans I know say they feel wonderful...so....any of you out there? Have not forgotten you all just been lax in posting and keeping in touch...New YEar's resolution number one....keep connected with WLS LW's...SEAVIEW