It is a beautiful Day here in Western Colorado. When I figure it out I will post some pics my friend took yesterday.
Let us talk about eating, speed and chewing. I have slowed my pace way down, most days; and I can tell the difference between slow and fast. When I take 15 t0 20 minutes to eat, sometimes 30; I get full before the plate is empty. When I feel full I stop. That is breaking another habit to. "Always clean your plate." By chewing your food well, I am talking 32 chews or more and yes I am counting them; This does several good things. First, and this not a pretty thought to me but; digestion starts, this in turn help through out the system which is less fat picked up which converts to less weight gain. It is also great exercise for those puffy cheeks and the2 or 3 chins I have. Allows more time to socialize which I really enjoyed at Pot Luck yesterday. Yes I took my own plate cause you never know what will be there but was not tempted to sample anything. I was busy talking to friends. I still took dishes to share. Remember if you have others in your family have them be the taste testers. Just because you cook something does not mean you have to eat it, and in some cases that may be safer anyway! lol
Water intake was real good yesterday, 80 oz. Today in three (3) hours only 10 oz. not good. Progress is also very important. Here is one I made. Feel free to use if you wish. The title of preoperative should not through you. You can use this for any weight loss journey you are on. It just help to track what you do so if you stall or feel ill you can look back and see what you are doing. Dr. Davis recommends looking at it weekly no matter what. I would also recommend Dr. Dais's book even if you are not thinking of WLS. It has a lot of good ideas about changing to a healthier life style. Here is the Name of the book: "The Expert's Guide To Weight Loss Surgery"
2 scrambled Eggs w/ cheese
3 oz ground Beef / 1 cp melon / *
½ cp cc
1 cp Tuna Salad / 1 tomato
5 0z Ground Beef w/mushrooms
1 cp carrots / 1 cp melon
2 Eggs Scrambled / T Sausage 3 oz
1 cup melon
1 cp fruit mixed / ½ cp cc
5 oz Steak lean / 1 cp Cauliflower
1 cp Squash / 1 cp melon
Cheese & Spam Omelet
1 cp Fresh Mixed Fruit
6 oz T Steak / 1 cp Broccoli
1 cp Brussels Sprouts / 1 cp melon
8 oz protein shake
5 oz Steak / ½ cp
Salad / ½ cp melon
1.5 Boiled Eggs / 1 cp Green Tea
3.52 oz Ground Beef / ½ cp Fruit
2 Msub Dogs / 1 Apple / ½ cc
5 oz Steak / ½ cp Broccoli / Salad ½ cp Turnip / 1 cp melon
2 scrambled eggs / 5 oz turkey ham
1 cp melon
Water Intake in Ounces
Well this did not copy right but if you would like a template of it e-mail me and I would be glad to send you one.
Now for the drum roll please. As of this morning I am 31 pounds lighter. It is good to be a loser!
Waking and Other Exercise
Talking to friends
Having Regular Bathroom Visits
Words Of Wisdom:
May the LORD continue to Keep you all safe for his glory!