Sunday, July 11, 2010

My weigh in was yesterday and I lost 5.6 for a total of 13.4 in two weeks. I am very happy with this. I have not felt hungry or too deprived on this Very Low Calorie Diet of 800-900 calories a day. I see a doctor with this program every week for a while and then every other week later in the 12 week program. There is blood work every two weeks so I feel confident that my health is being monitored. We also have a one hour group meeting each week. Yesterday we did different types of exercise for balance, strength and flexibility.

I found out too that I don't have eat what I don't like so that is good news. There are probably about 50 products (food) to choose from.My favorites are Cinnamon apple oatmeal, hot chocolate, chocolate decadence bars, and the vanilla wafers. I went for my first meal out and had a diet coke and didn't feel too awkward. They didn't know I couldn't eat real food. Tomorrow is my family reunion/bbq at my sister's house. I will be bringing my own product food to eat.

Yesterday we went to Carol's house. Some of my family noticed that I did not eat and I told a couple of sister in laws what I was doing. I wasn't hungry but I was a little teased by some of the sweets as well as the corn on the cob(one of my favorite things to eat in the summer)

We had a nice time in spite of the 85+ heat and little breeze in her backyard. Steve ate and then stayed inside the rest of the afternoon. I drank over a half gallon of water and soda just to stay hydrated. Heidi and Adam were the only young ones there because Brian and Ana are grownups now and have their own life. Mike and Sue brought Livia who was their exchange student 3 years ago. She is lovelier than ever and attending two colleges and working at her home in Brazil.

Sunday was a cloudy and warm day-we spent it inside. I did not sleep well last night so I did not get up again until 11:00 which to me seemed that I wasted half the day. We are going to watch new episodes of Drop Dead Diva and Army Wives tonight and we are all very sad to see the end of Season Three of Chuck. We just have to wait until fall to see season 4.

The upcoming week looks like it might be busy--something scheduled for every day but Friday and an all day crop on Saturday. But busy is good--distracts from food.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4, 2010

It was a quiet day here. The temperature was in the low 90's with heat indexes even higher. Due to that Heidi has decided to skip the fireworks this year. I wasn't going to go anyway because of the heat and the new food program. Or no food program.
So far we have watched 3 Chuck episodes and we are planning on watching some more.
We lost power for two hours so we played triominos--I won all three rounds and the game easily with 574 points.
Talked to Alice today==might visit tomorrow. Heidi's bathroom is done and it looks very different=so orangy and bright--I really like the shower curtain with the flowers.
Might do some shopping tomorrow--

Grateful for the freedoms we have in the United States

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Saturday July 3 Day 9

I woke up early this morning even after being up a couple of hours in the night with hiccups. That never starts my day right. I switched things around a little with my food today, ate the wafers for breakfast and oatmeal for a snack. I had intentions of doing some shopping today but did not do it. Steve and I watched a couple of Chuck episodes-we only have one left in season two. Otherwise, I kind of finished up cleaning my scrap area. It is 7:00 p.m. and I still have not exercised. I am going to do that during Jeopardy. Sarah did not leave until 5:00 p.m. which was good--I think she wore Heidi out for the rest of the day.

I voiced that I really did not want to go to the big firework show in Grand Rapids due to the predicted heat indexes in the high 90 's, a long walk and still being unsure about the food program and side effects. I don't know what Steve or Heidi will do. Steve really doesn't like going and Heidi is reluctant to call any friends.

I am off now to scrapbook and exercise. Happy fourth of July.

Friday, July 2, 2010

July 2 Fourth of July Weekend

I am having such a hard time lately staying focused on anything. I finally spent the last hour and a half cleaning my scrap desk (still not done) and walking on the treadmill. I need to go eat shortly--I am behind on my calories and water today. My niece Sara has come for the next day or two to visit with Heidi--that's great--it keeps her busy and not bugging me for things to do. She made her first trip to D&W today to shop-mostly for her and Sara but she picked up few things for the house. She was extremely disappointed in her paint job in her bathroom-I am sure Steve will clean things up for her tonight. It really wasn't too bad but they are both perfectionists. We don't have any plans so far for the fourth. I am going back now to cleaning after dinner.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Last week I began a Very Low Calorie Diet--800 to 900 calories a day. It is under a doctor's supervision and part of a medical weight loss program. Today was my first weigh in--I lost 7.6 pounds. I have to eat food provided by them which is high protein, low carb and low calories. So far I have not gotten hungry-the food is very filling. The biggest problem is the taste, texture and smell of some of the food-especially the entrees that are in non-refrigerated boxes. You just open them up and heat them in the microwave. I am really struggling with this and when I mentioned it at the session today, I did not get much sympathy. I am going to try the rest of the entrees--there are about 10 different kinds. Has anyone ever done anything like this?
The other patients said to doctor them up and I have to figure out how to do that. Fortunately,my husband is being very supportive-he makes dinner for himself and our daughter. Wish me luck--it is definitely harder to do this at my age (61).