Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pouch Test - Day 1

Success but I am HONGRY!!!!

I had an Atkins shake, sugar free pudding, cheese soup, broth, over 64 oz of water and 8 million cups of coffee.    I did treat myself to 8 oz of chocolate milk as a before bed snack.  Since my doc didn't require a preop diet, I don't do self deprivation well so I am very crabby.  On top of this little liquid dealie, my time of month arrived yesterday.  Lovely.  So a couple notes....

In an effort to return to habits that kept me successful the first couple years, I resurrected my 16 oz Starbucks cup.  And I didn't fill it with Starbucks.  Score!  This was how I used to get all my water in while I was at work.  When I moved, it got retired...not really sure why.  I dug it out yesterday and got all 64 oz.  Amazing, eh?

I only managed one of these yesterday and in my opinion, that was one too many.  Ick!

This was my saving grace.  I was still so worn out from the weekend that I needed a lot of this yesterday.  Kept me sipping all day.

It occurred to me that I didn't tell you what I did over the weekend.  I drove up to SC for a brain cancer benefit.  They raised lots of money, I got very drunk, partied with my sister and her husband and then drove home hung over on Sunday.  Good times.  :)

So now we're on to day 2.  I can do this. I can do this.  I can do this.

I read several blog posts yesterday about people starting over and I found myself putting the same comment on these blogs so now I'll put it out here.  Some people may find it sad, pathetic or a failure that I am constantly starting over.  THEY'RE WRONG!  As long as I'm starting over, then I'm not giving up and as long as I'm not quitting, then I'm not failing.  I'm winning.  I think we should all remind ourselves that as long as we never give up, then we're victorious.


jennxaz said...

great job getting your water in .... I am terrible about that!

Jeanette said...

You are definitely not a failure... what have you failed at?? Nothing! You are still here, still alive, still working this all out. It's not over if you're breathing :)

Dawnya said...

Water is the hardest for me. Especially, since I don't want to drink or eat anything until after 10.

So proud of you for getting your water in.

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

You are so right. Every day we get a chance to start over. Why not? If you keep doing what you've been doing, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten!

Mari said...

I agree - for some people their journey is a relatively straight line. For others it's a series of successes and setbacks that require us to constantly reset as we change. Well done on day one! x

Ask Me About My Band, My Lap-Band said...

You aren't even starting over. You are continuing on this amazing journey called life and you are awesome!!! Glad you are my bloggy friend!!!

speck said...

I love your attitude. You are a fighter. You got this! :)


Tina@The BanditGirl said...

the ability to start over was why I chose the band. Life happens. Good for you for gaining back your control and working your plan!