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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Questions about food plans

Thursdays are my weigh-in days and I am happy to report that I am down three more pounds! That is 21 since my first pre-op weigh-in five weeks ago tomorrow and 18 since my surgery four weeks ago tomorrow. I am really happy with this progress. My size 24 pants are all too big. Unfortunately I only have a couple pairs of size 22s and they are crop-pants. I am wearing a pair today despite the fact that it is pouring down rain and not really ideal short-pants weather.

I’ve been thinking about food plans today and I am curious about what you guys are doing. Are you following a food plan? I have been writing down my food and tracking my protein and calories which is very helpful for me, but it also feels kind of like a diet.

I am not eating “diet” foods. In fact, I am eating whatever I want. I am just eating small portions and trying to make good food choices. Is that a diet? Or is that what normal weight people do?

Yesterday I got some great feedback about fruits and veggies and breakfast. I talked to my co-worker about how I wanted to cook eggs and toast in the office and she was all for it. In fact, she had been wanting to have a toaster in our office for a long time. She brought in a small egg pan (we already have an oven, microwave and fridge) and we came up with a toaster so now I just need to bring eggs, cooking spray and salt and pepper. Today I am having peanut butter toast which didn’t require as many supplies.

I also brought some carrots for a snack later. I know they will take me a really long time to eat so that should be fun.

Finally I wanted to report that my BMI is now below 40 – it is 39.4. I am still officially obese (I hate that word so much!), but it is nice to be under 40.

8 comments:

Kristin said...

Yay for great loss and new, lower BMI!!!! Congratulations on that. And I'm really happy to see you have support from your coworker about your breakfast foods. I totally understand that, I'm a big egg fan and I love a good breakfast.

I have a pair of black pants that are size 5 (red triangle) Lane Bryant. They would definitely work for office wear. I also have a pair of size 4 (blue circle) jeans I can send your way if you think either of those would be helpful. Let me know, you can email me your address at catchytitlehereblog@gmail.com and I'll send them.

amandakiska said...

That would be fantastic! Are you sure? I'll email you my address.

My co-worker is one of my best friends. She used to be fat and lost about 60 lbs. a couple of years ago WITHOUT TRYING. I hate her so much for that!

Sandy Lee said...

Woo Hoo for you too for the 21 pounds! Glad you got the toaster at work. Me-I can barely eat anything after my fill-maybe 200 calories so far today, but I hope it gets better as I don't want an unfill.

I love eggs too. I don't write down what I eat, just smaller portions. On all my diets, writing down my food was my biggest failure. Wonder why I am still fat. If you can, do it as those that write down what they eat do best.

Jess said...

Congrats on the 21lbs! Gosh I would love to be there. I would love to lose even a pound at this point. It's just not happening and I am stuck. I have got my fingers crossed that once I start eating solid foods again and can get in better protein and less carbs/sugar that it will start up again! I am very happy for you and your progress. Keep it up!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the bmi no longer morbidly obese. I loved that part as well.. Also for a food plan I just eat what I want. I eat healthier like tonight I am having chicken cordon blue with salad.. Lunch a .5 can of organic amys soup. breaky mush.. You will find what works for you..

Tina said...

I don't write down and I try as much as possible to listen to when my stomach says its is time to eat. I also try to keep the protein up to a reasonable amount everyday. That is all-i have not counted calories or even denied myself dessert (except when I'm not hungry that is).

Now..I don't think this is necessarily the best way to do things. I think all of us need to figure out our triggers and what it was about diets that didn't work for us before. When I dieted I was a roller coaster girl..on then off then on then off. Stopping the diet was what I needed. Your way might be different.

THE DASH! said...

Hey great work on the lower BMI etc. Nice going.
I refuse to write down what I eat - like you said - it feels too much like a diet. I just go with what feels right - trust me, you know when you've blown it!

BanderificBeauty said...

I also dont have a food plan. I try to get in enough protein but other then that I think it is just finding what works best for you. I know myself well enough to know Id write down my food for 2 days then prob never do it again. Glad you got your toaster and I hope the eggs are wonderful :) CONGRATS of the weigt loss and BMI you are doing AWESOME! *hugs*