Thursday, September 13, 2012

the tortoise or the hare?

When I first got banded I was definitely the hare. The weight was flying off. My doctor had given me the goal of 120lbs over 3 years. I surpassed that within a year and a half I had lost 125 lbs. Then the tortoise caught up because the hare was worn out.

With my band problems I had an unfill and started all over again only this time the hare could not get their second wind.  Slowly I have been struggling. Very slowly. I am just now where I was before the unfill give or take a pound or two after more than 8 months.

The past week or so my eating has been less and no real issues eating like it has been. It's a good thing. I am swelling though. When the swelling goes down my weight usually is down a bit. Small baby steps now.

I am sitting here right now trying to choke down Greek yogurt. That is some nasty stuff. It is thick and it makes my tongue pucker. It is tart. I have the Chobani apple cinnamon. It tastes a little okay when I get the fruit but then comes the pucker. I have a hard time with it. At 13g of protein I need to learn to tolerate it. It is a good protein source especially if I were having a hard time swallowing solid food.

Speaking of protein, Ensure Muscle Health, it's not just for the elderly anymore. Good protein source and the strawberry is pretty tasty. So is chocolate. I put them in the freezer to get them slushy. Takes care of my dessert fix not to mention refreshing on a hot day.

So whether your weight loss is the tortoise or the hare, doesn't matter. In the end, just keep going cause some days you will be the hare but most days you will be the tortoise.


FitBy40 said...

hmmm, I'm going to have to try that Ensure! I love a good convenient shake for when I'm out and about all day, or working.
I hear ya' on the greek yogurt. I'm not a fan either. It's tough, but a great source of pure protein!

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