So getting back to eating isn't going quite as smoothly as I'd hoped.
For one, my digestive tract is in turmoil. For two, I gained a pound in one day. I know this is normal, simply from actually having food in my system, but it doesn't seem like 1 piece of toast with butter and cinnamon, 4 pieces of lunch meat and 6 crackers with cheese should equal a pound.
Anyway, today I'm taking it easy. Dr. Simiean suggests going on an Atkins like diet in the 3 weeks following the HCG drops. So this morning I had egg whites and 3 turkey sausages for a total of 2 carbs. I also ate a veggie burger, which is fairly high in carbs; 7 I think?
I was shopping for our trip this morning and wandered down the snack aisle. I was there for quite some time before I decided not to get anything and just go. WHY would I indulge in potato chips or cookies or nuts when it's not necessary and is sure to cause weight gain? It's not worth it. I'll take my apple instead. ;-)
It's going to be very interesting, these next 3 weeks. I am determined not to gain weight; well, more than the 1-2 they say is normal. What is the point of just having to re-lose them when I start my drops again? There is no point, so I am going to be diligent to make good choices.
I can see already wheat/gluten is going to be a biggie for me. I must get to Costco for some of those Mary's crackers. I also need to research Atkins for some easy snack ideas. Boiled egg, anyone? :-P
I am all packed and ready for our trip, the house is clean, and my children are all slumbering peacefully before we hit the road so I thought I'd come and update a bit before I leave.
Today my weight was 155.2 (yesterday it was 154.4). I am taking my scale with me; if I gain more than 2 pounds in a day (or if I'm up another pound tomorrow, which would be a total of 2 pounds) then I will fast during the day and eat steak for dinner. I plan to bring my calorie free peach tea with me, as that really helps me drink and not feel hungry all day if I do need to fast.
I hope you all have a really wonderful weekend!