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.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Dee Trope married her hero (John) in 1993. They homeschool 3 teenagers, Manboy (98), Fashionista (00) and RoboBoy (01). RoboBoy and Dee both have Aspergers Syndrome, also known as High Functioning Autism. Dee is a Jesus Freak who loves to crochet and write. She is also a runner. She runs about 3 miles 3 times a week and has participated in numerous 5K races. Her goal is to increase her distance to 10k and eventually be able to run a half marathon. Dee considers herself to be a “geek in training”. As an Aspie, Dee is generally happy to stay home, but loves keeping in touch with her friends via Facebook and Instant Messaging.
You might find her on Facebook (her favorite social media), G+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or even Youtube! She keeps a personal blog in which she shares from her quiet times. You can find it at http://dee-lightfullmoments.