Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 19

I just had my first solid food in 16 days! It was sooo good! Frozen peaches, mangos, strawberries, pineapple and blueberries with vanilla yogurt mixed in. I had it in a cereal bowl so as to manage the portion I gave myself. Found that I couldn't finish it though. I probably had about 6-10 bites left and I knew that I wasn't going to finish it, so I handed it to my son who had been drooling over it.

I'm glad now that I didn't eat anymore because I'm feeling quite full. They say that it takes about 20 minutes for your body to register to your brain that it is full once you are. Therefore, you should eat slowly and chew every bite. Then, as soon as you think you might be full you should stop eating. This is definitely going to be my strategy from here on out. Especially since my stomach has shrunk so much! I don't want to stretch it back out with over eating again!

I've gained a couple ounces which put me back up to 164. That is to be expected as I ease back into eating again. I'm looking forward to getting back to a rigorous exercise routine which should help me to start shedding some more of these pounds.

My goal is to be down to my goal weight by the end of this year. I believe that this is totally realistic since I only need to loose 34 pounds. It sounds a lot easier than it is actually going to be though.


more of Jesus, less of Michele said...

Congratulations, Dee! You did it! And I love how you passed the test of not overeating the fruit salad this morning. ;-)

Dee said...

Thanks Michele!! I really appreciate your encouragement as I went through this! It was NOT easy! Not sure that I will ever fast for this long again.