The specialist I saw on Monday told me “no more raw vegetables for now, eat only easily digested foods”. OK…  I asked him what that diet looks like and he told me to eat pasta, rice, potatoes, bread with a few cooked vegetables and a little bit of protein.  That sounds like my diet before I started the Ideal Protein way of eating!

So Monday(11th) & Tuesday(12th) I ate like he told me to eat with a few pieces of candy thrown in for good measure…how stupid was that?!?!  I ended up gaining almost 4 pounds for my stupidity (I went back up to 181.4 pounds).  I know most of it was water retention because I didn’t eat an extra 14,000 calories but it was a gain never-the-less. I thought, there must be a better way! The idea of gaining back a bunch of weight I had worked hard to get rid of was freaking me out!!!

On Wednesday (13th) & Thursday (14th) I went back on Phase 1 but didn’t have my usual salad with 2 cups of raw vegetables for lunch.  Instead I ate canned vegetables or very well cooked frozen vegetables with my packets & my supper protein.  NO pasta, rice, potatoes or bread were allowed!  By Thursday, I was back down to 180.4 pounds.

On Friday (15th) I went back to Phase 3 eating.  I would really prefer to have a big salad for lunch but, for now, I am getting by with those very well cooked vegetables.  I am still having a restricted bar or cookie at night after my supper so my sweet tooth will be satisfied.  And this morning I was rewarded with another loss.  I am now down to 176.8 pounds.  This is the lowest I have been in a very long time!

I see the surgeon on Monday (18th) to find out when my surgery will take place.  Until the surgery, I hope to continue using the Phase 3 protocol which is working very well for me.  I don’t think I will be on it for the full two weeks I should be on it unless the surgery doesn’t take place as quickly as I think it will.  I would have been on Phase 3 almost 2 full weeks if I hadn’t done that stupid stunt of eating way off protocol on the 11th & 12th.  It makes me sad to think I am still capable of sabatoging myself when the stress gets to be too much for me.  The mind is such a big, big part of this weightloss journey and I am still learning how easy it is for me to turn to food as a coping mechanism.  Not today though, today I am eating on-protocol!


2 Responses to “06/16/2012”

  1. htnwilson Says:

    You are doing great ! Last night I read your blog from the begining and you are an inspiration.

    • Nan Says:

      Thank you so much! It means a lot to me when people find what I write to be helpful to them.

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