And so I quit and decided to start again today.
And I'm glad I did because I don't think that my pouch was reshrunk...I was still super hungry and overeating with the variety of stuff I had to choose from....
Last week's modified version actually worked pretty well for weight loss. It looks like a 1.5 pound drop so far...I'll do my official weigh in tomorrow on Fat Tuesday. That kind of confirms my theory that this was related to the amount of carbohydrates I'd been consuming...they were becoming my primary source of food instead of protein.
So here I go again with Day 1...Liquids...
Days One & Two: Liquid Proteinlow-carb protein shakes, broth, clear or cream soups, sugar-free gelatin and pudding.
The first two days are all liquids. You can have as many low-carb protein shakes as you like to satisfy hunger or cravings. In addition drink at least six 8-ounce glasses of water each day. The purpose of all liquids is to break any snacking, grazing or processed carbohydrate habits. In addition the liquids will work to cleanse your system and prepare you for the following three days...
So far today I've had an Atkins protein shake and a cup of Campbells Sweet Potato Tomatillo soup.
Here is the other awesome thing about this process...my blood sugars are STELLAR right now. In fact, with as few carbs as I've been eating I could probably completely go off my insulin and be just fine. Loving that. Loving the feeling of being healthier.
I have to keep telling myself that the end results are so worth it. I'm frustrated with where I am now, but holy moly...I was thinking this morning about where I was 5 months ago pre-surgery...45 pounds heavier...struggling to even put my shoes on...and now I'm doing JUMPING JACKS as a zumba warmup and I'm not even winded.
It is all so worth it.