Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Don’t Try This at Home
I visit my local clinic here in Ottawa on Wednesday for diet counselling. My weight will be down as my last visit was a week before surgery. I have been going to this clinic for the last 3 years but never managed to lose more than 20 pounds. The doctor there will also do my fills once I have the surgeon’s office arrange it, probably in two weeks (at week four like others who had surgery at SWLC near Toronto). I also jumped on the treadmill and did 1 km yesterday and also today. Tomorrow I will start doing 1.6 km (1 mile). I am so surprised how little time it takes and I get off my butt and Just do it! but I do wear my Nikes.
I also wanted to mention that I am trying a couple of things to lose some of this excess water and maybe see the scales move. The first is something I learned years ago when I went to Diet Center (now bankrupt-go figure-you could only eat 450 calories/day). Every morning we had to drink a tablespoon of lemon juice which I have done yesterday and today. The scale edged downward a bit. I also tried Gen’s remedy and hope it shows on the scale. I've mixed up my big jug and am sipping it all day. Here are her directions.
Mix some Splenda sweetened (or sugar free) cranberry juice half and half with water. I usually make a total of 3 liters. Just make a big jug full. Then start drinking. Drink as much as you can during the day. It is my best remedy for flushing out the excess fluids, and it almost always works!
Although I didn’t feel my band, it has kept me full for almost 4 hours so things are looking up. I also had a mashed banana and some pasta/ground chicken/sauce for lunch. Yum. Never thought I would say this but, Oh how I miss fruit and vegetables and salads. Who would have thunk?
Posted by Sandy at 1:55 PM