Friday, October 19, 2012

Trucking along....

Last week, at the library-something caught my eye! The cd version of Gary Taubes "Why we get fat"....I tried (unsuccessfully) in the past to read Good Calories, Bad Calories. I have far too many attention issues to conquer before I will attempt that again! It's probably a great read if you are into that science stuff =)

I started listening to it yesterday and what an eye opener it has been so far! This is one thing that has stuck with me so far:

A restricted carbohydrate diet doesn't make you lose weight; it corrects your weight.

A restricted carbohydrate diet doesn't make you lose water weight, it corrects your water weight.

A restricted carbohydrate diet doesn't improve serum lips; it corrects serum lipids.

A restricted carbohydrate diet doesn't imporve health; it corrects unhealthiness.

That is awesome stuff right there in my book! It will also help me break this down to other people. I hope I keep picking up more and more knowledge as to why this is the answer for so many people! Not everyone, mind you. Some people are not carb sensitive...but for the rest of us-this is amazing info to arm yourself with. I feel empowered =) Yesterday, I was 189-this morning-186. I even ate well at a Chinese buffet! (There is a law somewhere that states that as soon as you start trying to avoid carbs/sugar/whatever that your friends will invite you to dinner!) I have to learn to eat the way my body responds best to. Sure I CAN eat whatever I want, but how does that make me feel? I think the missing link for me is learning about the science behind it all. I am amazed =) I feel that I can and will make my goal by the end of year. I have 27lbs to go...I can do this! The only exercise I plan on doing is walking and Zumba. The fact of the matter is that I don't really like working out...I am tired of feeling like a failure because of that. And with that...I will end with this:

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

-Albert Einstein

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My once a month post =)

Ok, so in regards to my last post with the 5 day pouch test...yeah, it didn't happen. I just don't wanna. What I did do, however, is go establish care with my mom's new doc. Love that guy!

He basically had me do a test to see what my resting metabolism is and yeah, it SUCKS!!!!!! =( It makes perfect sense to me that I lost easily after surgery because my RMR is 1300!!! And doc says in order for me to lose weight I need to eat like 900 cals per day. What the what!!!!!?????? Ugh.

He told me:

1. I need to find ways to boost my metablism aka exercise. Imagine that! He did also mention that I didn't need to do tons of exercise, just little stuff here and there helps. I'm sure that increasing my muscle mass would help.

2. He took me off the Lexapro and put me on Pristiq (known to help with weight loss instead of gain like Lexapro is known for! Angry face)

3. Gave me a supplement called Biolean that is suppose to help with metablism (I don't know if I buy this, but I will give it a try)

4. Told me to avoid liquid protein for problemo...sick of those shakes anyway! Stick with solid protein.

5. Ordered labs which I will hopefully get done this week

6. Return to his office in 4 weeks to check progress

7. Attend support group/possibly see his on site psych person. I am totally open to this.

So far, I am down 4lbs!!!! Yipppeeeeeee =) Didn't weigh this morning, but as of yesterday that was the outcome. I would love to be back in the 70's by the end of the month!