Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I am back!

In more ways than one! I am back from my long, wonderful, funtastic vacation in the USA and I am back on the weight loss wagon. The scale was not nice to me this morning. No feelings were held back when it shouted out ugly, heavy numbers at me but I must say that I am not surprised at all. I could feel it in my clothes. I oculd feel it in my body. I could feel it in my knees. I knew I had gained weight. It just was bound to happen whilst in the land of super size, free refills and cheesecake. I love my cheesecake and it loves camping out on my thighs. So, I've gone to the US, I've weighed in afterwards and now we begin... again....

I had my first appointment with my new councilor this morning. She was fantastic and we've got a plan of action. I'm back to logging my food, eating every 2.5 - 3 hours to keep my blood sugars up and level and I'm feeling focused. Marco (my husband) and I talked a lot about a plan of action for when I returned home and we sorted some things out. We realize mistakes I have made, where things go wrongly wrong and how I easily get distracted and derailed. He's, once again, totally on board with whatever it is I want and need to get going again.

I also talked to the new councilor about weight loss surgery. She knows it's on my mind but I told her right now I just want to focus on getting my head on straight and then we'll see where we go from there. It's still a viable step in the process of permanent weight loss but I just am not ready for such a drastic step right now (as in these next two months) but it's still on the table. We've also discussed me going to OA meetings on my own, since I won't be joining in the group therapy they offer since it's in Dutch. I'm still on the fence about that but hey, I should at least try it, right?

I've also decided that I need to take the guess work out of my meals for lunch at work so I am going to start brown bagging it. Then I know what I'll be eating and won't be tempted to jump the salad bar line for the more savory hot lunch option, which generally consists of a lot more calories that I ever intend to eat for lunch. By skipping the cafeteria lines altogether I won't have to say "no" to the carrot cake, or taco bar, or whatever else they have that derails me. This is actually a really important step that Dr. Phil talks about in his book too, making your environment around you one that you can be successful in. I can't very well shut down the canteen at work, but I can avoid standing in its lines.

SO there is a brief howdy for now. I'll try to catch you all up on everything again in the next couple of days.

I hope you've all had healthy, successful weeks!

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