Just found out I miss the income cut off for the free band i am booked to get. Now i will need to look at accessing super and i dont have the first clue where to start, i dont even know where my super is!!
I guess first i have to find where my super is, then how much i have and if they will release it, then get all the letters etc. The only plus i see is i might get my surgery earlier than expected. This is a problem i was not expecting, im a bit panicked
Over the last few days I have kept a food and exercise record on the my fitness pal app. For my weight and age I'm allowed 1700 calories a day, which is about right as i'm still breast feeding and thats an additional 500 calories a day, so if I stick to 1700 I should be losing weight. BUT, I have been gaining and losing the same 600 grams for the last 2 weeks.
I'm shocked at how many calories im drinking each day without realising it! I drink tea and cordial, and i'm drinking over 400 cals in tea a day!! (white, 2 suger) The cordial is only 80 cals a day, I can live with that as I cant live with plain water
I also have 1 - 2 shakes a day. They are a shake powder, with banana, berries, rolled oats and soy milk. I have been having this for about 4 months, the last few months of my pregnancy I couldnt keep much down so this was how I got my nutrition for the day. I never botherd to see how many calories they are, its healthy after all, but over 500 calories per shake!
So, if I have 2 shakes and my tea each day, I have already blown through 1400 calories!!
So now I am limiting my self to 2 cups of tea a day (sadly I have already reached my quota and its only 9am!) Not sure what I will do for the shakes, I have soup wich is 190 cals so I will have that at lunch, but breakfast is a harder one as I am not a toast/cereal person. Maybe if I use water instead of milk, and less oats/fruit, I can still have my very yummy shake for breakfast but save some calories.
Hopefully on Sunday the scales will show some downward movement
So I have decided to set some goals to keep me going until I am banded
I am going overseas in 8 weeks so my first set of goals will take me through till then.
I want to lose 6 kilos before I go overseas. This will get me to 132 kilos, the lowest I have been in years, and hopefully enough to drop a clothing size
I want to go to the gym 3 times a week to do weights. For the next 2 weeks thats all I can aim for as I need my 6 week checkup from the doctor afer having the baby to be cleared for more. After that I want to add 1 class a week
If I am a good girl and achieve these goals I will buy my self something nice in Paris and London
I know this is starting waaaay in advance but I just saw Dr draper and i'm booked in for November
I have been reading a lot in the forums and it got me thinking about my eating habits and what I do with food and I have learnt a few things.
I am an absent eater - I remember the first mouthfull and then suddenly there is nothing left but i dont remember eating it.
I am a bordom eater - if im bored i will eat, hungry or not
I have no control - an open packet can not be put back, if i open it to eat 1 biscuit i eat them all
My portion sizes are out of whack
I inhale my meals
So I am going to try and train my head a bit before I get my band, so its not as hard once its done
I will not eat an the computer or in the car or watching tv, instead I will concentrate on my meal and try to chew more
I will only eat if im hungry, if im not hungry enough to eat an apple im not hungry enough to eat
No junk food will make it into my trolly
I have a smaller plate, bigger than a side plate but smaller than a dinner plate
I will put my knife and fork down between mouthfulls
Hopefully if i can make some of these changes then i will cope better after the band.
I also put this post under intorductions but i wanted to start here as well