Boy, did I feel great, but I was exhausted from having stayed up so late with work stuff. I ended up getting in a few naps and taking a break from the FitBit. I still made it a point to keep my calorie count between 1500 - 1600 calories. The night before, I made the decision to eat Tex-Mex and cut most of the food items to be eaten in half. I ate half the meal Saturday and the other half on Sunday afternoon. I am not sure if it was my feeling guilty or being down in the dumps with worry over Chloe, but I felt rather sick to my stomach while eating. I had a really full feeling in my stomach both times, so I would like to think it is because my stomach is shrinking.
I make it a point to try to drink a gallon of water each day. Right now, I am trying to get my first 32 oz down and get another 32 oz down during the mid-morning. I find that the water does help with the "full" feeling. Also, water is a natural flush and keeps me hydrated. I hope that the next time I see the doctor on 2/27, getting blood from me will be a breeze. Most of the time, I was too dehydrated and it was a pain.
This morning, I decided that breakfast would be trying chicken sausage patties. The calorie content was the same as the turkey sausage patties. Rather than making real scrambled eggs, I bought Egg Beaters and had that. I also included an orange. Due to the large amount of sugar in orange juice, I can only drink that when my blood sugar is too low. However, I can enjoy a real orange. I found I loved how sweet the orange slices tasted. It has been a long time since I had a real orange and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I began to realize that part of changing my lifestyle would enable me to eat foods that are naturally sweet and really understand how wonderful that is. Also, I have been pouring over some of the recipes that Cooking Light and Diabetic Living has. Cooking Light has a great chicken dish that I want to make. Diabetic Living always has some wonderful recipes. As much as I enjoy baked/roasted chicken and fish, I tend to get bored with having the same thing over and over. Now, I am trying to look for low calorie dishes that are delicious. So, I am working on finding some new recipes that can fit into the changes I am making.
I am also considering joining the YMCA down the road from where I live. However, I am still making some heavy considerations regarding that. Part of me really does not want to spend the money, but I really would like to get some great advice on what I can do to tone up and keep losing weight.
Time to turn on the TV and walk in place for 45 minutes. I have not done that in a few days. I feel nothing but guilt over that because I feel I have let myself down. Now, I need to get back on that bike and hit the road. It is determination - I want to know what happens once I reach my goal weight - what will I look like?
Today - God's Message to Me:
God will give you everything you need once you are ready to receive.