Monday, January 3, 2011

Tightening the Reigns

It's a new year and it's time to get back on track!

I've REALLY slacked off during the holidays without even realizing it at first. A little junk here, a little junk there, and pretty soon I was eating junky stuff exclusively. Even if I'm not gaining the weight I've still begun to feel very sluggish, blah, and nauseated after eating said junk. That's ridiculous and it's time to stop. First off, I must stop the sweet tea, AGAIN. After surgery I really couldn't drink it because it would upset my stomach. Of course 6 months later I've healed a lot and am able to tolerate the evil sugar drink much better, which is why during the holidays it's been a staple for me. It's time to stop it. I do NOT need this sugar which makes me feel tired and yuck all day. Sweet tea, I'm breaking up with you.

Carbs, your next. I've really loosened the reigns on carbs all throughout the holidays. I started eating breads, pastas, rice, and WAY too many potatoes. It's time to stop! These too are making be feel blah and gross. It's time to go back to the basic...protein and veggies. I did so well for months after surgery. That was all I was eating and I was feeling better because of it. Goodbye carbs! Yes, I love you. I'm not saying we'll never be together again. I'm just saying you must not come around every meal. I'm over you!

And then there is chocolate. Chocolate and I have had a long relationship. About 31 years. Chocolate knows I can't resist him so he jumps in my shopping cart when I'm at the store and finds his way home with me. Well chocolate, when I grocery shop today you are not coming with. And when I get home all those kisses you've left lying around are going into the trash and out to the dumpster. I can't control myself around you. I can't have just a little. Pretty soon it's handfuls until I feel ill. I must remove you all together. I know I have no self-control and must plan accordingly.

You see, even if you've had a procedure that makes you malabsorptive there are things you should still not do, which I'm learning. Yes, I can kind of get away with doing them, but then I feel like crap as I do today. No more. I'm tightening the reigns and getting back on track.

Goodbye sluggishness, hello feeling good and having more energy!


  1. When you listen to your body, it will tell you what it wants. This is your chance, my friend. Give it everything you've got! We are all rooting for you.

  2. Awesome, girl! You're motivating me - you're completely right. I've slacked for about 3 weeks now, possibly a month. Sad that I can't even get the time period right! Back to exercising this week and smart food choices. :) I am so proud of you!

  3. and add exercise while you're at it:)