Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 4 week 1

There are many threads on LBT dealing with Tell/or not Tell. I told only one very close friend, my sister and my wonderful sweet husband. I didn't share my banding with co-workers, I just felt it was a private part of my life. Today was the first time I had lunch with a large group of them. I was nervous that I would PB right at the table or something. We went to Applebee's and I ordered one of their weight watcher meals (550 calories). I cut it into tiny pieces and paid attention to my chewing. I had no problems at all. I felt like a normal person. No one even noticed anything different and that was a relief to me.

I packed my workout clothes ahead of time and took them to work this morning. I don't know about you guys, but I have to stop on the way home or I won't do it! Once I sit down, it's all over. I burned 238 calories at the gym, did 100 situps (25reg crunches, 25 obliques both right & left, then 25 leg lift crunches). I also burned 20 minutes on Wii Step which burned another 100 calories. That brings my total miles for January to 11! CHA-CHING!

3 comments:

  1. I am like you Dee - I told only my DH and kids, my mom, and one close friend. Thats it! And SO glad I did it that way. I know the feeling of eating like a "normal" person with other people - it is great!

    I think I need to start going to the gym or doing whatever in the mornings. When I leave it to the afternoon or evening (like tonight) I lose all motivation!

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  2. I'm pretty wide open - told most everyone... not like I offer it, but if it comes up, I tell people - but I totally understand the other side of the coin too... I don't know that with LB, there is a comfortable in-between space! Keep up the good work - and do what feels RIGHT to you - screw everyone else (and that means those voices in your head that if they haven't shown up yet, may at some point)... Good luck!

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  3. For me it was my husband, boys, my few closest friends and that was it too. I don't want to have to explain why/if/how etc on my personal decision to the band - but that said, 7+ months down the track I'm feeling more comfortable about it all.

    Love that you are still exercising - and I hear you on the 'if I get home and veg - I just won't do it' thing. I think that's a universal problem lol.

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