I have the next five days off to do as I please. And I took advantage of that this afternoon in the nearby bigger city than where I currently reside. And naturally we only have two mammoth grocery markets to pick from so I took the cheaper of the two. Wally World.
I finally bought my cocoanut oil. I bought 30 ounces of it for $5.98. It beats ordering online and paying a lot for the shipping. I was told I only need a little bit to work with (thank you facebook friends).
Anyways … I just finished THREE WEEKS since I got my fill of 10 cc’s from Dr. Haley. I cannot believe how well I have followed the actual lap band rules this time around. I am so so proud of myself … as you all know .. lap band or regular belly … trying to lose weight is mega hard to do and to keep losing. But I have successfully dropped several more pounds of fat since my last posting of how much I have lost since August 5th.
Today strolling some of the aisles at Wally World…. I was not tempted once to go down the chip/crap aisle or hit up the cracker aisle either. I stayed true to what I have been eating since August 20th.
My basket was filled with small curd cottage cheese; Greek plain yogurt (Great Value); cilantro (for the fresh salsa I plan to make tomorrow); real butter (goodbye gross tasting margarine); provolone sliced cheese (18 slices) for $2.38; two 98 cent cans of black beans; eight 85 cent cans of Great Value refried beans; two Progresso black bean and vegetable soups; and a few other safe foods for my lap band too. Yes I know the last three mentioned are considered “processed foods,” but in the REAL FOOD CHALLENGE that I have been doing since March 10, 2013 … you can eat some processed foods. Just not crap like chips, cookies, bread …
So I left work at noon today, hopped in my vehicle to the bigger city eastbound … and only had drunk some beef broth and two 1 liters of water. I just wasn’t hungry during my appointments and shopping this afternoon until I got home. I had picked up some boneless “orange” chicken bites at the deli and bought $2.93 worth. I only ate one of the bites when I was putting my groceries away and while it did NOT get stuck, it did NOT feel good going down. And yes, I chewed the hell out of that one bite of chicken. So I waited….
About four hours later … I ate two more of those chicken bites. Felt a little bit better going down but still made me feel uneasy about having it sit inside my much smaller pouch. Thankfully it finally settled. YAY me!!!!
I did get in a lot of water and green tea action too. I could have drunk more…. that’ll be my goal for tomorrow. And besides the walking I did during my three-hour adventure this afternoon, I tried to stay as much as I could INDOORS. The prairie has been hit with a terrible heat wave again and it’s not pleasant for it being September 6th and all.
To round-up this post … three weeks in with my latest 10 cc’s of saline … I feel great about how it has been working and that I am still shrinking. Hard work does pay off … just keep moving in some way, shape or form. And never ever ever ever ever give up.