You might be asking, if you’re not really eating during the day, what kind of shopping haul can you have? Good question. That leads me to my first bit of news. A change…which can’t really be surprising, knowing me, can it?
I’ve followed the very low calorie, high protein plan for two weeks and had success. But now that I’m home for the week, I’m really missing not chewing. It’s so hard. And I know some of you are thinking, just do it, you’re almost there. That’s true. I have 7 lbs to lose, which is so close. But after I get to that milestone (which I WILL get to!), I’ll have another 6 weeks to go to get to my surgery date. And I just don’t think I can keep up this type of highly restrictive diet for that long.
I’ve gone back and forth with this decision for the past few days, and I do think it’s better for me to go back to Kaiser’s pre-op plan: eating 1200 calories, low carb. I will still have the protein shake for breakfast most days, because it’s been a great way to start my day. Beyond the carbs that are in veggies, I’m only going to have complex carbs earlier in the day – Flat Out wraps for lunch, popcorn as a snack. No potatoes, rice, or pasta. That’s not Kaiser’s rule, it’s mine, because I know that it’s very difficult for me to stick to proper serving sizes of those types of carbs.
I’m also going to be keeping up with all of my workouts, of course.
I can’t tell you the relief I feel with this decision. I was starting to feel panicky about my ability to sustain the diet I was on, and when I start to get that way, I know that it’s not long before I go completely off the wagon. And I just won’t allow myself to derail that way. I’m actually really proud of myself for recognizing all of this early enough to make a change.
If you’d like to see a grocery haul of the foods I bought to eat this week, check this out: (I’ll tempt you by saying it has a cute intro with Sofi)