My title this week is simply, "Yay!". Why? Because, even though I could dwell on a lot of the bad things happening, and bills, and stuff like that....I am choosing to see all of the good things happening in my life.
My son turns 18 years old on Tuesday. WOW!! He is such a great, wonderful, smart, kind kid, that I can't help but be proud of him and say "yay!" I did something right!! I ended the cycle of abuse, it stopped with me!!
My mojo is back, baby!! "yay!" I am determined to do well with this second chance! I have been concentrating on protein and also keeping track of my calories and it is not driving me crazy this time. In the past, counting calories drove me crazy.....I think that is because I was allowing carbs in my life. Carbs have a lot of empty calories and therefore I was getting so frustrated with my portions, PLUS with carb addiction, you obsess and want more and more. UGH, I can't do that to myself ever again.
Another "yay!" for this week.......drum roll please.....I have a date!! Wooo Hooo!! I am going out with a nice gentleman tonight. I am excited about it. I have no idea what our chemistry will really be like since we met online, but I talked to him on the phone last night and we seemed to hit it off pretty well. I am very excited to meet him and go out tonight!
Okay....so , I called Dr. Acosta's office on Monday morning and left a message with the nurse and the nutritionist. They both called me back at the end of the day (they are soooo good about returning calls!). The nurse said that I shouldn't do too much exercise yet, mainly walking. She said no eliptical yet. The nutritionist released me to mushy foods....more like soft proteins. She said I could have lunch meat, string cheese, soft veggies, chicken salad......there is a ton of food that opened up to me!! I have been taking advantage of that too!! ha ha! Not in a bad way though!! I have had chili, chicken salad, refried beans, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, eggs, lunchmeat and string cheese. I am really trying to keep my portion sizes between 3/4 cup and 1 cup and conentrating on protein. My calories end up totaling around 1,000 to 1,300 and my protein is very good, usually at 72 or way above that! I still have my protein shake for breakfast. I have been getting all of my water in as well!
Auntie Flo showed up late Tuesday night, the 16th....so she has given me a hard time on the scale, but this morning I weighed in at 175! That's 1 pound lower than last week....1 pound closer to goal!! I did get a bit frustrated and sad when I tried on a pair of my size 10 jeans and they weren't even close to fitting me...but that's okay. I will get back in to them, and I will get back in to them by June! Just watch me, baby!!!