Let me just start with blech!!! I have been feeling really crappy (got the whole throat, eye, ear and nose thing going on).. Have been on antib's since monday evening and to tell you the truth.. I don't think they have any active product ingredient in them.. cause it ain't workin!!
So the holding my breath pix.. is to drive home .. my wish and my dream that I can achieve Onderland sometime this decade...yes many of you have written about your plateau's and stagnation with your lossess.. but friends I have been hovering around the same weight for let's say 4 months, with a +- 5 lbs fluctuation. Today I weighed in at exactly 200.0 (naked). There wasn't much more I could do to make the scale move down further... short of chopping off my arm.
This has frustrated the hell out of me.. and quite frankly I have gone back to counting calories and I am hitting about 1000 a day.. and really, really don't want to eat less than that amount. Despite the fact that scientific literature supports the fact that a very low calorie extends the lifespan of a monkey.. I am not interested in that lifestyle. And you may have even heard of the CALORIE RESTRICTION SOCIETY (CRS).. a cult who devote themselves to well, basically starving themselves.. don't be fooled by their website, some of them actually compete on who can survive on very minimum calories..
AND BESIDES, in my world, CRS stands for Can't Remember Shit!!.. so please do not confuse these two terms
I have my next appt with my surgeon this Friday (fill or no fill decision), and I have to say that I really do feel the restriction, I am at 8.5 cc in an 11 cc band.
Can I eat more than 1/4 cup of food - yes..
Do I want to be able to eat only 1/4 cup of food - I don't know..
I really like the idea of being able to eat more than 1/4 with out PB'ing.
Is that an insane concept?
Am I alone here?
I am finding that I can eat just about a salad plate of salad.. (what a concept)
Should I scale back on that much.. I like salad..
I can eat maybe 3 or 4 ozs of chicken.. is that too much.
I can chug a pint of water when I am really thirsty (and I know I shouldn't but I do).
So I guess I am still trying to figure out where my restriction should really be set at to loose weight at that advertised 2 lbs per week.. cause old Mrs. Fatty Pants aint loosin that!
Someday, I will figure this all out, it may take me a decade, but hell, I think I still got a good 30 years left in my tank..
Be well my friends..