Monday, December 27, 2010

I'm still here

Still doing my thing here in Austin. Just got back from visiting family for Christmas. I've been crashing a lot post meals, so I think I'm going to get a full physical and have a diabetes check. I don't think I have it, but it's in my family so I always have to be sure.

Sugar is definitely my downfall and most of my sliders seem to be sugar related.

I think I just pushed myself too hard this Christmas (I know Alex thought so) but I had all these projects (for fun) and just really wanted to make my cards and do all these cookie shipments, etc. It was fun. That kind of fun Christmas project really keeps me going.

Alex has been talking a lot about being unhappy weight-wise and wanting to get back in gear. I told him I needed to wait until after Christmas and now that time has come.

I've been eating crappy food and have gained weight working from home this year and not having that walk to and from work anymore. I think I've gained back 30 of the 40 pounds I lost. The worst is having to buy bigger clothes. I resisted but had to give in just to have something to wear!

I've been giving some thought to what foods i crave. And really, big lovely salads, great gourmet soups. I can do that.

There's a pricey but really excellent salad place downstairs from our apartment called Leaf. I think I'm going to take all the money i waste on fast food etc and some grocery money and make Leaf my daily lunch. Then a gourmet soup or chili or something similar for dinner. And toss in some protein shakes.

I've been getting stuck constantly! I think gaining weight back made the band tighter. It'll feel good to be more proactive and since we're trying to get pregnant that can only be a good thing there too!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Overeating, Like Drug Use, Rewards And Alters Brain"

Very interesting article on food's affect on the brain via NPR.

I definitely recommend reading it, especially for those of you, like me, who struggle with overeating, even with the band.