Week two started off well with a few hiccups, but overall I'm starting to get into it now. I'm just so frustrated as I can't exercise like I used to when healthy and able bodied. I do exercise for at least 2 hours a day, but it's so that my body can function daily, rather than weight loss. I met a few people on diet's and they were a great inspiration. I know what I need to do, I just have to do it!
BREAKFAST - Is always the porridge combo as per shown in week one. That always carries me through to lunch time, which ranges between 12.30 to 1.30.
LUNCHES - I had a couple of left over, already made salads, from week one. I was very proud of myself as I went out on the Friday, and took the salad with me. I wasn't tempted to have anything else, which is hard when you go to see a movie, and it's everywhere you look. Especially Ben & Jerry's ice cream with chocolate sauce and all the trimmings.
As for the rest of the week......the Saturday after going out I was exhausted, fatigued from the day before, and the disease really nailed me. When I talk about fatigue, I don't mean tired and I want to sleep. It's like you've just done a massive gym workout and your body is fatigued, but you don't want to sleep. I get up after my carer has been here as I don't feel like lying on the bed. But I sit at the computer and play solitaire or games as I'm fatigued, and my mind is unable to work any further than that of a zombie.
So I ordered a burger, chips and onion rings. WTF? I never used to do this let alone eat food like this. The great thing about this was that I fell asleep in seconds (very normal with the disease as by then I can sometimes need to sleep), and woke up later coughing. This usually means that my stomach is unable to process it due to the disease, as the nerve that starts the process of the stomach starting to break the food down, doesn't work. I've had this issue since I was about 18/19...all due to the disease. So when I wake up coughing, it means that there is nowhere for it to go, other than up. I'm sorry this is so yuckyyyy...however it was great for it to happen, because I won't eat it any more.
The the rest of the week was toast, tuna, baby spinach leaves and a tiny amount of mayonnaise. It was the easiest for me, and the healthiest.
DINNER - Was steamed vegetables done in the microwave. I always have brussel sprouts as I love them. They are cut up and put into a container, as are carrots and beans. It just makes it easy to take a little bit out of each and put them into a microwave container, and steam for a few minutes.
I ether grilled half a chicken breast (skin off), or a small fillet steak. I'm fussy as I won't eat any other cut of steak, so I don't have it very often. I'm not a great fish eater as I hate the smell in the unit, it seems to linger for hours. However I'm craving it at the moment, crumbed, with lemon.
My Mum also makes the best spaghetti and freezes it in portions. So I'll often have that, and add steamed veggies with it.
SNACKS - on organic tofu I'd cut up into rectangles and grilled, as well as ryvita's.
I'm having much trouble with my bowels this week, no reason other than it has a mind of it's own!!!! So the last 3 days have been very disappointing. That means much more salad and fibre, as well as water to sought it out again.
I've been in a wheelchair since January 2010 due to the disease I have, NMO. I've stacked on so much weight, and have decided it's time to lose it. By putting it out there, there will be nowhere to hide! It's time!