I need to refocus on me and get myself back on track. I am so dying to get under 100 kgs and I really want to do this before I am 18 months post op. which is 4 weeks away today exactly. I need to get under that mark....it is a mental block more than anything, but I need to do it.
So, I know of some things which will be hindering that, and they are mainly, not drinking enough water, and drinking when I eat instead of waiting the 30 mins after meals. I really need to go back to basics again to kick start it all, and for my pouch to actually get used to what I should be doing, not what I am doing.
So i thought of two things I could do, and the first is the 5 Day Pouch Test which basically is back to no carbs at all and food ranging from liquids for the first 2 days to solid protein by day 5. It makes you remember where your pouch ends and eliminates the "slider" foods. The other option is to do the pre op diet for 2 weeks and kick start things from there. I am thinking that this is the way forward for me, as it means that I can just use meal replacements for two meals and then have meat and vege for dinner, without going to much expense. I already have the shakes, so that is not hard, and I just ordered some more of the protein bars from my nutricionist and she will bill me for them.
Obviously I still need to be getting my exercise in, and that needs to be more regular. So I will have to take the dog for more walks, and get out on the bike in the weekends.
Some of this has come about in my head as I see Jo and Janene steaming towards the under 100 kg mark, and although it is not a competition and we have come from very different starting points.........I NEED to be under 100 kgs......to beat this barrier, even if it is just in my head.