crysharris posted a discussion topic 3 days, 12 hours ago

I've been snacking all day. At least it feels that way. Not even really hungry, just peckish and unsatisfied with my meals. It's frustrating and stressful because I'm calorie and macronutrient obsessed. I know it doesn't matter, ultimately, so long as

crysharris wrote Can't stop snacking! 3 days, 12 hours ago

I've been snacking all day. At least it feels that way. Not even really hungry, just peckish and unsatisfied with my meals. It's frustrating and stressful because I'm calorie and macronutrient obse...

crysharris wrote NSV: Clown Pants Edition 1 week ago

I am feeling simultaneously delighted and dismayed at having the cull my wardrobe to remove trousers that are too big. Yesterday morning, I put on a pair of slacks and my wife said, "uhh.. those ar...

crysharris posted a comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago
I used this tool:

crysharris posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 4 days ago

I can see my collar bones. This may be the first time I've ever seen them rather than pressing down and feeling through flesh and fat. I was surprisingly fascinated and moved by this small but meaningful victory.

crysharris wrote It turns out that I actually do have collar bones 2 weeks, 4 days ago

I mean, I knew, theoretically, that they were under there since my arms and shoulders move. I've pressed down in that area before, beneath the flesh and fat, and felt something hard in that general...

crysharris wrote Two week stall seems to be done 2 weeks, 5 days ago

 So, of course I know stalls are normal, but that doesn't mean I wasn't dismayed when mine hit at 8 weeks. The first week, I just tried to ignore it. But the second week, I decided to look back on ...

crysharris posted a comment 3 weeks, 2 days ago
I went back to work WAY too soon and I was painful and exhausted. I...

crysharris wrote Nothing to report this week 3 weeks, 6 days ago

 I'm doing well. Weight loss is slow, but I'm trusting the process. My food stress is pretty low since I stopped stressing about macronutrients. More next week..

crysharris posted a comment 4 weeks, 1 day ago
It's kid drama. I usually work from home and I have a set routine for...

crysharris wrote So snackish... 1 month ago

I ain't even hungry but I've been snacking today. I can't toast nuts and keep them around the house anymore. The crunchy calls to me. I actually feel kind of yucky.

crysharris wrote Inches lost 1 month ago

Yet another thing I didn't do, post LapBand, was take my measurements. I find it embarrassing and time consuming, especially since I don't want someone else to do it for me. In keeping with my genu...

crysharris wrote Bye bye balanced meals for now 1 month, 1 week ago

 I've decided to take a break on attempting to construct balanced meals. I think that's contributing to my anxiety and stress. For the last few days, I've been choosing a protein that I want, eatin...

crysharris posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

So, good news! I now weigh less than I did when I graduated from High School in 1989! Can you believe that? I barely can. I've been losing a steady 2lbs/week since my surgery on 11/20. Not as much as some fast losers, but it feels like nothing to sneez

mrsdworden wrote 1 month, 1 week ago
Hi sweetie! Checking up on you. I see you have some rough days....I’m trying to open them and read your posts but I’m doing something wrong! I am so sorry about your kitten and your other struggles. I hope your holidays went well and you’ve been able to push past those barriers. Sending hugs and Light to you. (10 days to go for us!!) .....<3 Danie

crysharris posted a comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Kathy. I do look at the What cha Eating threads most days. I...

crysharris wrote Stressing out 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I'm stressed out about food... this is a continued rant from yesterday.

I feel like I spend a LOT of my time thinking about, worrying about, and planning food. This is a marked change from b...

crysharris wrote 6 weeks Post-Op Appt: So Frustrated 1 month, 2 weeks ago

My progress is fine. A steady 2lbs/week brings joy. But.. my appointment today really crystallized how frustrating eating is right now. The surgeon's guidelines are completely inconsistent and impo...

crysharris wrote Hungry shopping 1 month, 2 weeks ago

So, yesterday, I went to the market to shop for groceries. I woke up late and needed to get there before we went on an outing, so I didn't eat before I left. As I was shopping, I noticed that I was...

crysharris has a new goal: Drink 64oz of water a day at least 5 days a week 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Keep my water bottle beside me, on my desk or in hand

crysharris wrote Boxing Day Sad: Poor little Peanut 1 month, 4 weeks ago

So, I had to put my kitten down today. He had FeLV and went from a happy, frolicking, snuggly, and energetic kitten to deathly ill in 10 days. I'm shocked and saddened. My kids are sad. This isn't ...

crysharris posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

It seems pretty important for me to track everything I eat right now at 4 weeks out. I'm struggling to get enough protein and calories each day. But, after a while, it seems that you know how much you can eat and you're able to get your protein allowan

crysharris wrote I feel good 2 months, 1 week ago

Things are going well. I'm 3 weeks and 4 days post surgery. Weight loss is going well. I'm moving through the food texture scale amazing well. 

The only real complaint I have is my abdominal...

crysharris posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

I did search the forums before asking this, but I didn't get a satisfactory answer.

I'm a milk drinker and three times since surgery, I have tried to drink a cup of Horizon Organic 2% Lactose Free milk and each time, I've become nauseated. Now,

crysharris wrote weight updates... 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I know weighing myself daily isn't helpful but I'm obsessive about it. It feels so destructive.

I've got to trust the process and physiology. This is something I didn't do with my LapBand. I...

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