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Friday, December 17, 2010

Do you have a "reset" button?

Something really weird is happening... besides my crazy-swollen leg and cankles.

Somehow I feel like after having surgery and being sick, my body has hit some sort of "reset" button.

I no longer feel compelled to binge on sugar.

I don't even want it. Or crave it. It doesn't phase me.

The holiday season is usually very hard for me... weight-loss-wise. I always fail my diet because I can't say 'no' to the sweet treats, cakes, cookies, fudge, candy, etc. that seems to constantly be passed around. I eat all I want, and usually just deal with the fall-out on January 1.

But this year is different. I just don't want it.

Last week, I made two batches of cookies for my kiddos when we had two snow days. I can count how many I ate over three days... under 10. And they were very small, quarter-sized cookies. In the past, I would have sat down with the whole container.

I have received cookies, candy, and fudge as teacher gifts this week. Instead of snacking on it throughout the day, it's just sat on my desk. I actually brought in Dunkin Donuts for my co-workers this morning and only had ONE. One of my co-workers even made a remark about how something had changed. She knows my usual struggle with sugar and all things related. She seemed a little shocked at my behavior, lol.

All those sweet treats are sitting on my kitchen table. Still wrapped up. I just don't want them.

Oh, and I suddenly don't like pizza anymore either! TWICE I've passed up pizza because the thought of eating it makes me sick. I just don't want it.

Don't get me wrong... I AM NOT COMPLAINING. This is really a good thing for me!

Somehow, after all this drama surrounding my surgery, my body has hit a 'reset' button and I guess it just needs something different. Maybe it was the Isagenix cleanse I was doing before my surgery... who knows? All I know is that this holiday season I am losing weight instead of gaining. I am in control of my eating. Which is good.

On another note... I thought I had taken the last of my Lovenox injections on Wednesday, but since my Coumaden levels are still too low, I had to go back on the injections today. Which is a total bummer. AND my leg is swollen tight tonight. I am SO sick and tired of being sick and tired. I really want to be back in the gym next week. A girl can only hope, right?

13 comments:

  1. I really hope that you feel better.

    I also got a bunch of chocolates from students, I opened the big boxes and left them in the staff room. Let me tell you that was the best idea because by the end of the day they were half gone!

    Have a nice weekend

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  2. Girl, I wish I'd get like that. Granted, I'm not food-freaking like I used to, feel sorta food-calm, but I have stayed away from pizza cause i know I'll want to hit that baby hard. I want chocolate EVERY DAY, just not in a frenzy anymore. Just want it still.

    Ah, maybe someday I'll feel revolted by pizza. Maybe. (Good pizze. I don't like Pizza hut or Papa Johns...I like good pizza, not fast pizza).

    And the Spawn of SoDDDY is the third phase of a series of challenges hosted by the blogger at Almostgastricbypass.blogspot.com It started as Double Dog Dare You, then was Son of DDDY, and now is Spawn of Son of DDDY. Have no clue what Phase 4 will be called. Maybe "Mutant Offspring of Spawn". Heh. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. I got through the same path last year... I broke my leg, then a cloth came and blocked one of the veins in my lung (pulmonary emboli), and I found myself in a hospital. used Coumadin for 7 months, and had to stay my 3 months in bed. It was terrible, yet I now feel each and every cell of my body (and legs in particular) and appreciating that I have them functional. I am not being lazy-basy any more and became someone more active than before. Each challenge has a reason, and you'll become happier than before; I promise. keenonlosingweight.wordpress.com

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  4. I got through the same path last year... I broke my leg, then a cloth came and blocked one of the veins in my lung (pulmonary emboli), and I found myself in a hospital. used Coumadin for 7 months, and had to stay my 3 months in bed. It was terrible, yet I now feel each and every cell of my body (and legs in particular) and appreciating that I have them functional. I am not being lazy-basy any more and became someone more active than before. Each challenge has a reason, and you'll become happier than before; I promise. keenonlosingweight.wordpress.com

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  5. One of the things that might give us a reset button is detoxifying the body. Getting rid of stored toxins helps the body control cravings and re-balance itself, an important part of any successful weight loss strategy. Good luck!

    Bob
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  6. A reset button? Oh goodness I think that is what everyone dreams of!! Being able to just hit reset and change. If I had a reset I would love veggies, I would not like McDonalds (oh that is a huge one!!), I would like a bigger variety of fruit. Change the cravings, fruit and veggies. It would be like a dream come true.

    Congrats to you though, hope you recover quickly and efficiently.

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  7. Exercise is king in losing fat. I've recently started doing interval aerobic training at home (I work at home) and although I don't have a lot of spare time, I do 20 minutes on the elliptical trainer once or twice a day and I've seen amazing results in just a few weeks. I never believed it possible, but my fat is actually leaving me!! I do 5 minutes of warm up, going at a nice, regular pace, then I do 30 seconds of very fast excessive, then 1 1/2 minutes of slow, and I repeat this pattern 8 times (doing a total of 4 minutes fast). The whole workout takes me 21 minutes. Also, eating right is very important. There are so many schemes and diets out there and it's so confusing. After doing lots of research, this one seemed the most clear, easy to follow (and easy to stick to) and doesn't take over my life. I'm eating right without being hungry. You can find out more about it here: http://bit.ly/fvzsm4 Good luck to you all!

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  8. Sorry you are going through such a hard time. Illness is such a bummer!! Keep pressing forward and stay focused!!!

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  10. Gosh! I sure hope you feeling better. When i got my surgery, i thought i was gonna die! they didn't want me to eat anything! I was craving for a big large sub! Let me tell you that!!

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  12. Girl....can you tell me what that reset button looks like?!?!?! I need to find it...hope that all is well!

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  13. Sorry to hear you aren't feeling so good. I definitely need a reset button - I have been indulging during the past week because I am off work all week. I will get back on track in 2011. Feel better!

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