Gigi39's Journal, 21 January 2013

Wake up call to myself! Too many "side trips" tripping up lately. Got past the holidays, but stumbled lately. A well meaning friend sent us a German Christmas Bread, sweet and cookies that were hard to resist too. That seems to have started me on the wrong track. Plus, after church we always have a fellowship meal, have been adding more things I should not eat on my plate, Jim is leading two evening groups, where there are always sweets served by the hosts. I used to just stick to coffee. I know that I can't even taste the stuff as it leads me down a dark hole of regrets later. I am BACK to sanity. 5 pounds I gained in just 2 weeks, enough!!!!!
Good news, I am out of the sling, 6 weeks were up last Friday. I have to be super careful not to use the arm, just do the exercises. I go to physical therapy once a week, probably through May. I have wonderful therapists working with me and I am so thankful.
It is hard to get back on track, but I need all of you here at F.S.
Coming back "home" to my friends. Love ya!

Diet Calendar Entry for 21 January 2013:
967 kcal Fat: 55.54g | Prot: 36.58g | Carb: 85.15g.   Breakfast: Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal, cinnamon, low sodium baking powder, olive oil, Truvia, 1 large egg, Egg. Lunch: egg, cauliflower, carrot, yam, butter, quinoa. more...
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Great to see you again Gigi. You will manage and get back on track. There were a lot of obstacles for you lately. That does not make things easy. As for all the goodies you received, I more than understand how hard it is to resist. It is also the feeling that you might never ever get something like it again. I have to cope with the same problem and need to remind myself that it is the same bad stuff. 
21 Jan 13 by member: Jozette99
Great to see you again Gigi. I fell into that black hole and got lost for several months and found about 40 (yes, that's the right number) pounds. So here I am, back with my friends who encourage me. Glad that the shoulder surgery went well, and you are out of the sling. Have a great week! 
21 Jan 13 by member: ctlss
Jozette, thanks for the kind words. Funny, I no trouble throwing out what I bought myself when I come to that point. When someone goes through all the work of making a Stollen for us, I feel guilty. It's in the freezer, what's left of it, and I'll put it out when we have a bunch of people over. Stef, it's so easy to regain the weight we have worked so hard getting off. We'll stick together and make it through this. Glad you are here too. 
21 Jan 13 by member: Gigi39
Good to see you back, Gigi. :-) I was wondering what happened to you, and was going to send you an email to check up on you. I feel for you, not being able to resist those German goodies; while living over there, though I tried to eat lower carb, I found it near impossible to live a completely low carb lifestyle. There's just an abundance of great food over there, not to mention the beer, wine, and liquers which I've loved since I first encountered then back in the eighties; ie apfel corn, schnapps, and Honig Kirsch Spirituose, a small bottle of which is one of my souveneers, which I bought in Heidelberg, shortly before coming back to the states. I'm not sure when I'll open it; maybe I'll save it, to open when I finally break the threshhold of getting back to onederland. :-) Hang in there Gigi, we all have our weaknesses, the trick is to not look back, and stay focused on the victory that is ahead, which is ours, as long as we never give up. :-) 
21 Jan 13 by member: ShyGuy
Hi Gigi, I have missed you. Thankfully you climbed out of the black hole in 6 weeks and got yourself together again. I am happy see both you and Stef back again. Great to have good physiotherapists. I used to look forward to seeing mine. Xxxx 
22 Jan 13 by member: sazy
My friends, always there to lift me up when I needs it. I am backing out on a pot luck dinner Saturday, Mexican, I am to bring a white chili bean recipe that's on the internet. There will be nothing I can actually eat available. Yes, I could bring my own food, but I don't want to be around the temptation at this time at ALL. Sure the group will understand. I won't lie about why I can't come. I get so down, just don't need that, especially now. You I can talk to, as you can understand how we feel after we fall away. Thanks for being there. Love you!!!  
22 Jan 13 by member: Gigi39
Good choice backing out on that potluck. Sometimes, we just need to do what we know to be best for ourselves. There will be other potlucks for you to consider when you're in a better spot in your journey. There are times - at ANY stage of our journeys - when temptation is best avoided! Take care of that shoulder! 
22 Jan 13 by member: Sandy701
I agree with Sandy...great choice. Doing what is best for us isn't always easy, and others may not understand, but in the long run we come out ahead! Have a great afternoon/evening, Gigi!! HUGS! 
22 Jan 13 by member: ctlss
Thanks Sandy and Stef. Your support means a lot to me. :) 
22 Jan 13 by member: Gigi39


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