After being in sunny Italy, we took the train over snow-covered Swiss Alps (just gorgeous) and landed in Zurich to spend 2 weeks with our Swiss hanai (adopted) family for Christmas.
Like me, I’m sure this past week has presented new challenges to every one who has been sleeved or is on a pre-op (OMG) diet. Hope you were all able to get through without too much trouble.
None of them knew about my surgery and they hadn’t seen me in about 3 months (and they’re all beautiful BTW). They were all very complimentary and happy about my weight loss and I felt really good being among them physically for the first time!
And the meals have been NO problem. I haven’t gotten sick, hardly any one notices that I’m not eating much or that I pass a lot over to my husband. They know I am eating less to lose weight so there has been no drama around food and I’m thankful for that.
REALITY IS BACK. But I have noticed I am snacking on things when I’m not really hungry; it’s the holidays and there’s lots of food around that we don’t normally have. I sort of think it’s Ok because I’m eating so little I can afford it…..but then I weighed myself (I have a scale again!) and I am up 3 lbs. So the reality has hit…..I can now eat almost anything……so, this is where I have to be diligent (we all do) about making the right choices…..just because we eat much less than we used to, we can still gain weight. And I don’t know about you, but I’m not going back! Especially when I still have 40 more lbs to lose.
And for me, when I eat something I shouldn’t; I really don’t enjoy it. I had a couple of the small Reeses Peanut Butter cups (I used to love those) and they were OK, but not as good as they used to be. So I need to remind myself that it’s not worth it.
I am easily crossing my legs again and I like that! Plus there are very few photos I am cropping these days! YEAH!!!!
So onto 2012…..we are still on the road until March when we end up back in Hawaii…..but at least until Jan 4 we are here and not eating out at restaurants 2-3 meals a day, so I will start working on those 3 lbs. And I have a scale again that will stay with me so I will have a consistent scale to weigh myself.
Hope all of you are having a fantastic holiday season and are full of hope for 2012; we may have a few bumps here and there, but we are all on our way to a healthier year ahead!!!
A hui hou,
Queen of Crop