The new regime

Kick the Hell Out of Breast Cancer Diet progress!!

OK, so following on from yesterday’s post, I am taking things one day at a time. I do not have the energy to count calories and obsess endlessly about what I am eating at the moment. So, change is coming in relatively small doses until I can figure out what works for me. My first change is to completely revise my lunch time eating habits, which are probably what got me in this mess in the first place. I am aiming for loads of raw veggies, but I don’t find this on its own can stop me feeling hungry until dinner time, so I am trying to balance it with a little bit of something else. Trial and error! In any case, I am also going to try and cut way back on meat. Most of what I’ve read says I should become totally vegan. Hmmm. I don’t think I can do that, no matter how bad it gets. Therefore, I am hoping that I can have some things in moderation that I really love, but not as much as usual.

My wonderful brother Brian also has offered to indefinitely lend me his Wii and Wii Fit, which is amazingly kind of him and I can’t wait to give it a go!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I do need to be getting a lot more exercise. Again, one day at a time and I will have to build up slowly. I really miss my horses, they were fantastic exercise, but they are now retired and have earned it!

Lori at Fairytales and Margaritas suggested I try mixing Ranch Dressing with my cottage cheese to make it taste less like baby vomit. I am delighted to report that, although eating it is still not up there with pizza, lasagne and chinese takeaway, it DOES taste almost bearable with the dressing. THANK YOU Lori!! ๐Ÿ˜€

So, today for lunch, I had more raw veggies, cottage cheese with ranch dressing, and a teaspoon each of red and green pesto. Oh, and, rather guiltily, three pickled (SMALL) chillis stuffed with cream cheese and preserved in olive oil. I’m sure they didn’t help the calorie count of my meal, but they definitely helped it taste better!!

And, it was almost pleasant!!

Plus, the scales had already relented to the tune of 2lb this morning. The other day, they told me I had put on a STONE- yes, 14lb, since my surgery three weeks ago. How is this even possible?? I am blaming fluid retention. It still hurt though! Sniff.

2 Responses to “The new regime”

  1. September 11, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Stay off of that scale!

    Yeah… **sigh** I know. It’s so bloody addictive!!! I pity the foo’, and all that… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 2 Skry
    September 12, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Being a veggie, I often find that eating fruit and veg doesn’t keep the hunger away. As they are mostly water, eating them makes you full for a wee while, but your body processes them so much faster than meat and the like. There’s a couple of ways to deal with this:

    1. As I’m sure you know (being an ex-veggie yourself) just eat more fruit and veg. I lost a stone in my first month of turning veggie and was eating more than ever! A very satisfying thing ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. I eat a bowl of home-made muesli in the morning. I make it myself because the store-bought stuff tastes like cat litter! But it’s stodgy and slow-releasing so it fills me up til lunch, and is still healthy. Here’s my recipe:

    Porridge oats
    Mixed fruit from the bakery isle of the shop
    Seeds (any kind you like)

    Pretty simple. I make a big box of it all in one go, so that it lasts me about 2 weeks and I don’t have to make it every morning. You can eat it cold with milk or microwave it for a porridge-like meal. You can even add a bit of honey which, while sugary, also contains good stuff and tastes great! You could also chop a banana or other healthy stuff into it if you like.

    It will definitely help you stave off hunger til lunchtime and is very healthy for you.

    Best of luck on the diet – I could do with one myself actually, so I might weigh myself and race you to the 1 Stone Lost post! ๐Ÿ˜›

    WOW Keith, you are so in touch with your feminine side, ha ha! Thanks for the wonderful advice! Yes, I know you’re reading this too Emer, and I want some weight loss tips from you, as you lost SO much weight!! Thanks Keith for the muesli recipe which actually sounds lovely and I have all the ingredients at home! ๐Ÿ™‚

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