Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day 75 The Minds Eye

Hey guys, I finally remembered what my stomach problem was called. It is gastritis and it reared its ugly head today. I had such high blood pressure my vision was compromised. I had a spicy dinner and then went out and was bent over putting my signs in the ground for my campaign when suddenly I started getting a funny feeling and then my vision got crazy! I Immediately thought stroke and got home as fast as I could. WEll when I got home, my stomach was doing flips and I could feel the GERD so I figured it out and calmed down. I am all good now thank God and his grace.

Today was great! I am at day 3 of below 1500 calories. The only real issue was that I was hungry all day. Not starving but hungry. I had all my snack a bit earlier in the day than I usually do but I didn't have class tonight either so I knew I would be ok. Today was family fun night at Lauren's school, so Kathy picked me up and we went. We stopped at a little mom and pop and had supper. I wanted the chicken salad but they were out of the chicken, so I finally settled on the chili. I was not prepared for what happened next. The served it in a bowl that I had to guesstimate would be around two cups worth of bowl. I got our tray, brought it back and when my eyes met my bowl of chili, I automatically though, wow, that is a big bowl of chili...... I knew right off I would be able to finish even half of it! Holy crap, is it even possible that I thought that? I mean PJS (Pre-Journey Shane) would have never said that to this bowl, EVER!! I would say that this event shows me that a corner has been turned, that hope has held true and I do have new thought processes when dealing with portion sizes. I am so pumped to be writing about this! My brain is rewired folks! I just can't fathom it! Has anybody else experienced this and if so, did you get nearly the charge from it that I did?

It is pretty cool to be sitting around done with food for the day and be at 1385 calories! I am gonna give Christine a run for her money calorie count wise at this rate!!

I am gonna get off here and get my behonkus in the bed. Oh and for the record, no no jump rope this morning, but now that it has been talked about so much, I guess I will get it in tomorrow dang it! Thanks for keeping me on my toes guys.

10 comments:

  1. Sorry you weren't feeling so well, that doesn't sound like a fun time, but congrats on a great day!

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  2. sorry you werent well BUT adored reading the line of TODAY WAS GREAT.
    here's to another today
    tomorrow
    and tomorrow
    and tomorrow
    and...

    xo xo

    MizFit

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  3. You've turned a corner! That's fantastic! I'm not there yet with the automatic portion control. I pretty much still figure I can polish off just about anything on my plate, but I'm not doing it. I'm just three weeks in though. I hope to get to that point too. You're doing a great job recovering from your binge the other night. Keep it up!

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  4. Im glad that you are ok. That sounds scary!! Take care of yourself Shane!!

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  5. I love that you've got your focus back, and your eye is solidly on the end-of-the-line prize. That's great. Keep up the great work, mister.

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  6. Carrots, little baby carrots, and sunflower seeds in the shell, in one ounce bags. Chew, chew, chew, no stomach pain and you wont faint.. All the best...

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  7. Portion control. Great job!

    Please be mindful that your health problems haven't caught up with your weight loss yet. Onderland is going to seem like a pretty silly goal if you have a stroke before you get there, and can't put one foot in front of the other. Seriously, Shane, slow down, buddy. I need you here on Dec. 31st when I whip you on the 5K time.

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  8. Love the mention of the PJS! What a great testament to where you are now (eat only half) and come in under 1500 calories.

    I agree with Jo, easy does it though and be careful of the other aspects of your body's health. Glad you recovered quick.

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  9. I try to do the mini meal thing. Trying to get up to 6. Im trying to shrink my tummy and the eating six meeting meals means smaller portions, but eating often. Im one of those people that if I skip a meal, I throw down like a psycho.

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  10. Hello, Fellow Hottie!

    Gastritis can be a real bear! I have to take Prilosec for it, and be careful about not too many acid foods in the same meal.

    That's terrific about the mentality change! They say "change the mind and the body will follow". Well, you are giving your body something healthy to follow... Yay!
    Loretta
    =^..^=

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