Sunday, January 21, 2007

Whew! What a long weekend!

Calories eaten Thursday: 1733
Fat: 91g (49%)
Carbs: 46g (11%) :(
Protein: 77g (18%)

Calories burned in exercise Friday: 404
Calories burned in exercise Saturday: 0
Calories burned in exercise today: 117

Wow. The oral surgery Thursday really messed with my blood sugar. Monday through Thursday my fasting blood sugar was 83-85 - normal readings for me. After the surgery, when I woke up Friday morning, it was 109! The morning reading jumped 24 points over Thursday morning's 85! Wow. My Saturday fasting reading was 101, and this morning's reading was 112. I know it will come down again. It will be interesting to see how long that takes.

I'm still in a small amount of pain. Brad and I went grocery shopping Friday night shortly after I'd taken a Vicodin, which made me tired and a bit loopy. I did buy Vicodin from the dentist Thursday, but it's more for when I need it in the future for painful procedures - other dentist appointments, other doctor appointments - anything that I know will cause a lot of pain. I still have a few pills left from the first half of my oral surgery, and since they make me tired I prefer to take Ibuprofen and Advil during the day.

The dental office called me Friday morning to see how I was doing. Since I was snoozing I was upset at the rude awakening. I told them I was fine.

I've been really hungry lately. I wonder if it had to do with the oral surgery - my body is trying to heal and needs energy, so it's making me hungry. It worked on Friday. I ate my salad before Brad and I went walking and then bought a snack bag of peanuts and gobbled down those before we walked.

After having to leave the park and cut our walk short due to darkness, I asked for more exercise by walking around the lake. That turned out to be a mistake. It was too much exercise too soon after the surgery. I made it, but I knew I'd pushed myself too hard.

By that time I had given up trying to count calories for the day, so we went to the New Zealander restaurant. I like going there because they will allow me to make substitutions for the potato dish that comes with every meal. I had black coffee (I was super tired after all the walking), a glass of Merlot, a cheeseburger (no bun), a side salad, and broccoli and cauliflower instead of potatoes. I put mayonnaise on top of the burger. Yummy!!!

When we got home we had dessert, finishing off the rest of the low-carb ice cream, and we both also ate more. I made pina coladas, using up the rest of the mix in the process (I have more on order). I also had more wine, which proved to be one too many.

I felt horrible Saturday. The combo of the overexertion on Friday and too much wine coupler with the surgery was just too much. I somehow got through church, Sabbath School, lunch (no one wanted my eggplant lasagna), and the business meeting. The BJC material (Word doc) has arrived, so I took the packet home to read it. I was glad to get home.

I mentioned to Brad about my distended stomach. I'm so bloated in that one area that even my fat jeans won't fit. I've gone up more than a full jeans size, but just in my tummy. He wondered if I might have picked up a parasite and recommended Parastroy. I pooh-poohed the idea, but did some research Saturday morning, and when I got home from church with my usually-big brown skirt fitting extremely tight, I got online and decided to buy both Parastroy (3 week program) and Candistroy (2 weeks?). This bloating can't be real fat so I've got to try something. The company I bought these products from is right here in California and promises fast shipping to California addresses, so hopefully I'll have it later this week. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

I also have a GNC Complete Body Cleansing Program (7 days) that I bought a while back (I got a good price on two and already used one), and ColonBlow's colon cleanse program (1 day). I'll finish with that one. I'll let you all know if this aggressive program works. I'll start as soon as the Parastroy arrives and I can look over the material that comes with it.

Brad came over Saturday night and I fed him the leftover lasagna, and he brought brie. I ate about 5-6 ounces worth! It's just so good I can't stop. I sent the rest home with him and told him to bring it next Saturday. I can't trust myself with brie in the house. I don't keep cheese or nuts in the house because I can't trust myself. I only had one glass of wine Saturday because of overdoing it on Friday.

I felt so bad Saturday that I decided to skip the gym today. I slept in until 11:30, had a good breakfast of bacon and eggs, and came to work. I walked the last 1.5 miles from the BART station for exercise. My ancient boom box has finally given up the ghost. The cassette decks still work, but the radio is dead. The thing is around 20 years old - I've had it since high school - so I decided to buy a new one. I stopped at WalMart since they have good prices and it's right on the way to work. I found a boom box with a cassette deck, CD player, and AM/FM radio for about $35.

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3 comments:

Bret said...

I tried all that but what really got results for me was the Cinch inch loss plan. I found it at www.shaklee.net/thefountainofyou Watch the video. I think you'll find it lightening.

Lady Atkins said...

Oh lovely. A commercial "comment." You tried all that? Yeah, right. I said it wasn't a weight issue; it's a bloating issue. I've gained weight only in one place.

Shaklee. LOL! Thanks, but I think I'll forgo eating bars and shakes and continue to eat a healthy balanced diet with Atkins.

http://www.mlmwatch.org/04C/NSA/juiceplus.html

Anonymous said...

I think he hasn't read your blog at all to make such a comment! OOoooops!
Maybe Bret could try Atkins. It is a diet which many have benefited from fo many years. My Mom included.