THE TRUTH HAS SET ME FREE...from my slow losses~!
I'm an honest person but when it comes to weight loss, I think I've been deluding myself and that is why I wasn't able to lose weight successfully in the past. Even with this WLS I was using excuses and deluding myself: my thyroid surgery, my age, my initially lower BMI. I've been losing but slowly and these variables probably did effect some of my slow losses, but truth be told I was holding myself back. Then I had a wake up call when I emailed a fellow blogger and asked her about her phenomenal success...She like other successful bandsters is an HONEST rule follower.
I've been losing and I want to share what helped me go on a downward trek:
1) Logging Food Religiously-Using myfitnesspal.com - I've received a re- education of sorts and have adjusted my eating patterns and by God...I've been losing much faster! I have to admit some of it is probably my thyroid surgery, my fills falling into place but the honest tracking everything you eat is imperative, especially, when you have a history of poor eating habits. I love myfitnesspal.com because you can actually see your protein, fat, carb intake, your net calories and it forecasts how successful/unsuccessful you will be if you keep up certain habits.
2) Setting a Higher Standard-I really applauded myself for eating smaller portions with the band. Its true that I don't eat huge restaurant portions anymore and I don't eat like my 27 year old nephews who can regularly eat at buffets and retain 10% body fat. But rather that rest on these laurels, I need to eat like a thin and healthy person. I try to stick with 1200 kcals a day. With my age and office job I need 1200 kcal or less to achieve any sort of significant weight loss.
3) Moving More-The basic reality is I have a sedentary job in which I'm sitting in meetings, writing presentations or giving presentations. The biggest work out is on my fingers. So I'm doing ZUMBA and trying to be as active with my little boys as much as possible.
I know that all of you ladies know this information so thanks for reading...
I'm going to wait to go to the MD before changing my ticker...but by God my weight is going down and I'm getting smaller!!!
Have a nice weekend...The Lap Band does WORK!