Sunday, 4 March 2012

My Face

Just thought I'd include a little recent picture of me for all of you.  Just so you remember who's thinking of you all!  
So I finally exercised today.  I know I said I was going to get back to the gym about 5 days ago, but that hasn't happened.  I think I'm reluctant because I can't really afford to go to the gym, but it's my workout comfort zone (compared to at home) so I feel I ought to go back there.  But I did about half an hour of step aerobics and weights today which MFP told me burned about 330 calories so I'm happy with that as a start.

Eating hasn't been great, still struggling with major sugar addiction, though I'm rarely hungry and if I'm really really slow with tiny bites I can eat good, nutritious food (like roast chicken and veggies for lunch today), I got some nachos the other day and after about 3 (far too large) bites, it was slime city, thought I wasn't going to make it to the bathroom.  I was stupid because after the first PB episode, I thought I'd be ok to try eat some more nachos, or at least just the cheese and guacamole etc.  Stupid idea - 2 more slime and pb episodes followed and I felt thoroughly sorry for myself the rest of the day.  
I'm still not sure if I'm a little bit too tight, it's getting to the point where I'm scared of food, except obviously what I know will go down, which is mostly Haribo sweets and chocolate.  Damn sugar.  
So because of all this, I'm still sitting frustrated at 14st12lbs (208lbs), hence the motivation to workout today.  Would really love to see some of your daily food diaries to get a reminder of the sort of thing bandsters eat.  Love x


  1. I love your face. lol

    Here is what clean eating looks like for me.

    Breakfast....1/2 cup steel-cut oatmeal with some blueberries and walnuts

    Lunch- tuna or chicken made with mayo and an egg on lettuce or with a couple of crackers

    Dinner- salmon, chicken, hamburger, with either yams, or side salad. I don't do real well with veggies.

    I like almonds with string cheese and also small curd cottage cheese with davinci sugar free syrups.

    Hope this helps.

  2. Do you have a nutritionist consult included in your Lapband coverage? It sounds like you really need to see one.

    The problem is the food choices are still bad. You are trying to eat the same foods and the same way as you used to prior to the surgery. You just have to adjust your diet. (I know easier said than done)

    Every little bit of support will help and maybe they can give you some ideas for some "sweet treats" that you can use that are band friendly to curb your sugar cravings. So you are on the right track for weight loss.

    Have you ever stopped by the blog She has such awesome ideas!!

  3. Love your photo hun!!! Good on you for exercising today! If i hadnt replied yet to your email i will do so shortly...mind's a mush! Xoxox

  4. You are beautiful. Congrats on getting some exercise you know what you need to do! :)

  5. Love the pic! Here's what I'm eating:

    Breakfast - greek yogurt (1/2 cup) and protein bar
    Lunch - 4 oz chicken/fish/beef, 1/2 cup veggies, 1/4 cup carbs
    Dinner - 4 oz chicken/fish/beef, 1/2 cup veggies
    Snacks - string cheese, fruits, popcorn

  6. You are so pretty Mari :o)

  7. Such a beautiful face! For my 2 cents, I think you're a touch too tight. If you're struggling with solid proteins and thus resorting to sliders, you're too tight.

  8. Beautiful pic lovely!!! xxxx