So I've compiled a list of the sliders I've been living on that I no longer want to be part of my diet:
Sliders That Are Ruining My Life:
Sweets – primarily Haribo Tangfastics
Chocolate – Dairy Milk/Buttons/Twirl Bites/Chocolate Bars
(Snack a Jacks/KitKats) – in brackets because I feel that planned consumption of these helps me stay on track rather than derail me.
And these are the foods that I want to be eating because they make me feel good, they will help with my weight loss and I won't have to feel like a failure anymore. I still have nearly 60lbs to lose for goodness' sake!
Foods I Need To Be Eating to Lose Weight:
Low Fat Sausages
Extra Lean Mince Beef
Vegetables – carrots, broccoli, green beans, peas, sweetcorn, courgettes, cucumber etc.
Fruit – grapes, strawberries, bananas, raspberries, melon.
Cheese – low fat mozzarella, babybel, half fat cheese, light Philadelphia
Yoghurt – low fat, petit filous, greek/fromage frais
And definitely the most important thing of all and the thing the band is there to help us with:
ONLY EAT WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I did this then I would be losing weight, because I'm rarely hungry. Actual tummy rumbling to tell me I'm hungry. Not just, oh, I'm not so full I'm going to pb any more so I can stuff something else in my mouth. This keeps me at a constant level of full, but because they're sliders they don't cause me to pb or get stuck the way a lot of other, non-slidery food does. I don't know if I'm too tight because I mostly eat sliders. I suspect I might be. The only way for me to test my fill level is to eat proper food and assess whether I can eat properly without pbing. If I can't then I'll get a small unfill. Being too tight pushes us to eat sliders because we feel deprived and in need of food.
So step 2 is exercise. I so admire fellow bandsters like LapBand Gal and adorkbl for their commitment to exercise. I want 'Every Damn Day' to be my motto and yet I haven't worked out in maybe 2 months?? I feel like jelly and crap because of it. My muscles have decreased, I don't feel as strong, I just know that my first run after this hiatus will be so hard and set me back a good few months of training. I was getting so close to running for half an hour and now I need to accept that just 5 or 10 minutes will be a struggle. I've got my iphone now, I've got the Nike+ running app to track my runs, I've got some new running tights and a new sports bra. I've got time today. I should go and run shouldn't I... in the back of my stupid head I'm like, oh but you've already ruined today by eating sweets all morning, why not just ruin the rest of the day. But that's useless thinking. I won't get anywhere if I think like that. Oh dear, help! I'm going to do it. I'm going to go for a run. So there. Even if it's ever so brief, I'm going to get out there and do it. I need to pop to the shop to get some milk anyway. Skinny milk of course!
Ok, I'm so sorry for the psychobabble, nonsense rambling post - just had to get some stuff out of my head.
Love you all xxx