Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Back to basics
This morning, I decided that I'm going to try an experiment.
I'm going to go back to basics, and I'm going to start doing the food plan that I was on during the six month preop class phase. I was relatively successfull at that, losing 38lbs in about four months. All I did was increase my activity level (check!), and count calories.
I know that I should be trying to stay around 1,000 calories a day with my band--but something isn't working on that end. I'm probably eating too much (I've been a slacker with tracking my cal/protien intake), and for some reason, I have this idea in my head that if I can eat it, then I need it. Which is totally WRONG! Even though I've been maintaining and not gaining, I really want to be LOSING.
So, back to basics. I'm even going to start off at the same calorie level the nutritionist had me on previously (2,000/day) and I'll begin to wean myself down to where I should be over the next few weeks. As long as I stay UNDER that number every day, that is really the goal. And I'll start chipping away at that 2,000 until I get it under 1200. And hopefully along the way, I will see some weight start coming off.
Fingers crossed that this can help me get myself back into the mindset that I need to be in going forward. When I was in my class phase, it was so easy to say "NO" to things like candy and chocolate because I knew that they would detract from my daily calories. Lately, I've been saying "yes, please!" to these things.
I know that the Lap Band is just a tool to help me with my weight loss--it's not going to do it for me. I need to do this for me.
My first step starts today.