Monday, June 20, 2011

Make that big decision

The NAWLS Small Bite for today is

Make that big decision. 
A decision to change your life is a big step, not easily taken. It is something you need to take time to consider. A big decision needs to be made in a moment of true consciousness, when you are able to see clearly what you are doing, and what the outcome of your actions will be. In that moment, you can acknowledge where you are and decide to change your course.  

If deep down you know you need to make a big decision, you can start the process. Change can be scary, but if you make your decision as an outgrowth of being in touch with yourself and your true needs, you won't go wrong. Have courage.
Action for the day: 
In your journal, write about a decision you need to make. Spend some time thinking about your decision and defining it. Then, MAKE IT. 

© 2007, Katie Jay. All rights reserved.
So today I have had two shakes, one for breakfast and one for lunch. Everything was going fine, but I have had wicked headaches and nose bleeds, so I went to the Dr's today, and they think that I am fighting off a virus. Si made a lovely beef Risotto from scratch and we ate quite early. So this evening I ended up having something else. Will see how I go tomorrow.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New Plan of Action.

So here we are, getting higher and higher. I definately need a new course of action. I need to get back to around the 100kgs. I mean I had lost over 75 kgs and then I got sick with the Auto immune Liver disease and went onto steroids, but honestly, the weight gain is more to do with what I have been shoving in my GOB. So I have to get back to basics and that is what I am going to do. Two shakes a day and a regular meal in the evening. I will still have rice and potatoes but limit it to a couple of days per week, and concentrate more on protein based meals.

I will post on here and also do a you tube update at some point over the weekend. I am also working on the next Weight Loss Surgery New Zealand Conference that is going to be held in Palmerston North on Nov 18th -20th. We are hoping to have an amazing international speaker who is very special in the WLS community. I am in the process of working on the sponsorship opportunities, and there is some very exciting new products available in the US that I am hopefully that I will be able to get some samples send down. 

I will also try and post some new pics of the house at some point and also the clothes that I got from the recent Undercoverwear party that I hosted. When they arrive that is. 

Slow Down

The NAWLS Small Bite for today is

Slow down. 
Life can get hectic. Sometimes things are out of your control and you just have to do the best you can. Other times things are stresses you bring upon yourself. Your new life after WLS needs to be based on balance and a commitment to take care of yourself like never before. Too much stress can increase your appetite. Is that what you really want? 

A very wise person once prayed, "Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Amen to that. 
Action for the day: 
Evaluate your schedule. Is there anything you can cancel? Is there someone you can ask to help? Be brave today and take control of your schedule based on your long-term health goals.

© 2007, Katie Jay. All rights reserved.

Avoid Temptation

The NAWLS Small Bite for June 18th

Avoid temptation.  
If a cookie is sitting on your counter at home, you are more likely to eat it than if the cookie is in your pantry (or in the store). Despite the simplicity of this idea, many WLS patients keep tempting foods in plain sight and try to convince themselves they won't eat it--but then they do.  

If you really want to have some success at losing or maintaining, then remove temptation from your life as much as possible. You don't have absolute control of your environment, but you are not helpless, either. 

Action for the day: 
Look through your home and office today. What temptations can you get rid of? With whom should you set limits so that you are not constantly bombarded with tempting foods?  

© 2007, Katie Jay. All rights reserved.