Monday, January 6, 2014

Weekend Good & Bad

Bad - after two fantastic Paleo days (Thursday and Friday), I was not Paleo over the weekend.

Worse - that was because I got stuck on something on Friday and wasn't able to eat solid foods.  It is pretty near impossible to be paleo when you can't eat. 

Good - I still got up for Jazzercise on Saturday morning even thought I knew I wouldn't be able to eat all day.

Better - I didn't use it as an excuse to eat badly.  I so wanted to get ice cream and Starbucks, but I didn't.  Saturday, I had two smoothies and Sunday I had broccoli cheddar soup for lunch and some really mushy braised cabbage for dinner.  No coffee, no ice cream, no chocolate, no pudding.  I did however end up eating tortilla chips, but of the choices of things I could eat, that was about the best.

It is beyond frustrating to me that it is so easy to eat "bad for you" things, but healthy things like meat and veggie/fruit skin is so hard to eat (with a Lap Band.)  I realized that I had gotten into a habit of eating a small amount of very bad for you things.  I wasn't gaining weight because I didn't eat much of it, but I wasn't losing because I was eating crap. 

Once I tried to eat the healthy stuff, my band shut me down.  I'm leaving shortly to get an unfill.  I'm having peppermint hot tea instead of coffee this morning and I WON'T get my traditional post Lap Band adjustment Starbucks.   

I will see how I feel after the adjustment.  It is possible that I will need to eat cream soup at lunch to give myself a little time to feel better.  Hopefully by the evening, I can have my grilled chicken and veggies.  After no real food for a couple days, it sounds delicious!!  For lunches the rest of the week, I have made zucchini boats stuffed with taco chicken (slow cooked chicken thighs with rotel) and I have avocados to put on them after they are heated up.  Should be delish!

It was 18 degrees here when I got up which is a lot warmer than up north, but with the cold and a couple of days of no eating, there was no way I was getting up for CrossFit.  I do plan to go to Jazzercise tonight though.  CrossFit will happen tomorrow!

The best news of all is that I have lost all of my holiday bloat and even a little more.  During the Christmas holidays, I gained 3.2 pounds.  Since starting this challenge on Thursday, I have lost 4 pounds.  I plan to have a very good week and I can't wait to see how I do by Friday.  My goal is to lose another 2 pounds by then.  But as long as I do what I'm supposed to do, I will be satisfied.



Rhonda said...

Love that you're trying out Paleo. Wish I had the discipline!

Hope the unfill lets you eat some of those healthier things you want to, but doesn't make you super hooongry. :)

Miss you guys!

~Miss Lorie~ said...

I want to try Paleo and the band as well, but know I would need an unfill and just like Rhonnie said, I am afraid that it will make me uber hungry. I'm going to try it soon.

Do you crossfit as well? Only ask because sometimes the two are paired with great results.

Vanessa said...

I am with you on the unfill - I just have to get my SH together to see the Dr. I can't do Paleo because Im a vegetarian but I would like to eat more veggies and as of lately (the past year) I've been eating junk because its what goes in....hmmm also scared to get an unfill and be hungry....eeek!

Sheila said...

That would suck about not being able to eat the healthy good stuff. I hope the unfill helps!