Even with WLS there comes a time that food is on your mind more than you want it to be. By that time you need to have some behaviours in place that will keep you away from the fridge and pantry. If you don't then your weight may creep up again. That is not something you want happening after you have gone through major surgical changes to your body.
Some of these distractions can be orientated to the weight loss experience. Friends are using Fitbit Challenges to encourage themselves and others on the same journey. They do steps challenges, cycling challenges, gym time challenges. They decide together what the challenge will be, try to reach it and encourage each other if things slow down. Fitbits can track activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep depending on the one you buy (or are given).
MyFitnessPal is useful to keep an eye on your food and exercise balance. You can blog there and also join the community forums. They have their own blog that gives a lot of information that is useful in a weightloss journey. Check it out to see if it is useful for you. Some like to keep a close eye on things as that helps them lose weight because it makes them feel more accountable. If something has to be written down, food wise, you may not want to write down a 200gm chocolate bar so you will think first and hopefully step away. Writing down your exercise is positive reinforcement that you are reaching goals. The charts help you see the changes you are making in your body and life. Other people encourage or commiserate with you. They may give you ideas for change because of something that has helped them. Recipes may give you changes in your diets that are beneficial.
- A book using my writing mindmaps; written then published
- Hold a workshop around the book
- Have it at the library where the librarians have been so encouraging for the last 2-3 years
- Be 75 kgs when this workshop occurs
- Aim for December 2016 to make me work harder
- Knit my daughter a eternity scarf on 20mm needles within the next fortnight as it will grow fast
- Finish the cornish village needle point by June 30 as there is not much left to do
- Do a page of colouring in to relax my mind
- Gym 4-5 times a week for 60-90 minutes and walk for the same length of time on the other days
- Eat more protein, less carbs - that is an ongoing battle but I will change my desires one day at a time
- Use MyFitnessPal to track food and exercise and size/weight changes, blog there as well.