Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I was hospitalized two weeks ago tomorrow....and was discharged yesterday. In the hospital we had a menu from which to select our meal for that day. So I had some control but once I told them I am a vegan, they began to send me a veggie burger for every meal. I was able to be very specific and ordered things that I knew they would have but didn't list on the menu....such as raisins. or packets of peanut butter to mix with my hot cereal in the morning. I ate as many veggies and fruit as I could get them to send me. I did make some concessions such as eating a cheese veggie quesodilla I drank gallons of water and I walked constantly through the halls....and despite the fact that I didn't really stick to the program and despite the 8 Oreos I ate daily for snack.... I ended up losing 6 pounds....even on the doctor's scale on the unit.
Now that I'm back home I am fearful that my weight loss wll stop but I know if I do what I should do, the weight loss will remain. I need to keep moving ...to go outside and WALK...to go up and down the stairs. To watch a DVD while biking....I have such a hard time getting myself to be active. I know I will feel better if I walk, bke or do exercises....but it's getting myself into the groove that is so hard.
I've read that drinking water does not help you to purge calories from your body....but I drank massive quantities and lost a good amount of weight despite not eating very well so I'm going to try to maintain the water usage.I will have to use my carbon filtered water bottles other wise it would cost a fortune to keep up that amount of hydration.
Tonight is my first attempt at cooking since I went into the hospital. I'll be honest, I'm nervous about it. I don't know why cooking makes me anxious especially since I'm cooking a recipe that I've used numerous times....nothing un known ...nothing to fear. No surprises. So chill.
Anyway. I'm here, back at home....getting into the game once again.