On Tuesday evening the ass kicker was sending out some emails. I took it as a sign that I should go to bootcamp again for the evening session. Hubby wasn't home and what else did I really have to do? So off I went. I worked my tail off again and figured that my performance might suffer a bit in the morning as a result. But I figured since it wasn't hill day that I'd be OK. Well, you guessed it, it ended up being hill day. Man was it hard. I didn't feel sore necessarily (figured that joy wouldn't fully kick in today - guess what? I was right), but just worn out / tired. Pushed myself and made it through.
Man - my blog kinda sucks. But I keep telling myself that I am doing this to record things now and then so that I can go back and look at it as needed for reminders, but also for a history of this crazy journey. (For any bandster readers - I can't tell you how valuable that aspect of my blog has been.) Then again, and I think I mentioned this somewhere, I didn't want to just drop off the face of the earth either. I still wonder about some bloggers that were banded around the same time as me (2005) and how they are doing now --- years out from being banded.
I guess I wanted to continue to share that the journey doesn't stop and that maintenance still requires focus. The journey continues, but evolves. So there isn't much "band" news here per se and the focus has changed to more of fitness / health. (But if anyone stops by and has a question, please feel free to ask! I ALWAYS have a bandster opinion. ha)
Why has the focus changed from the band? Well, my band is just there at this point. I don't think about it except for my ugly, freaky, port on its side that can easily be seen. (Still thinking about what I am going to do about that.) I just continue to follow the basic bandster rules that I have on my sidebar, but maybe a typical day of what I eat might be of interest...
- Quaker Oats - Weight Control (higher in fiber) instants oatmeal - (Maple and Brown sugar is my favorite) with added cinnamon and 20 grams (1/2 serving) of either dried blueberries or dried cherries.
- Lately - sandwich thin bagel sandwich. Usually something like: 2 oz. turkey, tomato, purple onion, and 1/2 avocado spread that I make (it's just 1/2 avocado mashed with hot salsa). Remember - for many this might not be possible, but my band is pretty much empty. The thins as well are really really thin, so there isn't a lot of bread and the avocado spread provides some "good" fat, but also some bandster "grease" to help with the bread. For me, I find this substantial lunch keeps any snacking at bay. As most bandsters can relate, somedays I can eat 1/2-3/4 of the sandwich. On other days, I eat the entire thing. But regardless, I stop when I start to feel full.
- This is where the variety comes into play. It's to endless to put in here because this is the meal I eat with hubby. If anyone is interested though, I will take the time in another post to put some of it out here.
- Yep, I snack when needed. If I am hungry, I eat. It's controlled and I usually have a talk with myself before proceeding. Am I hungry? Am I thirsty? etc. For snacks, I usually have a few nuts or a serving of greek yogurt with cinnamon and a 1/2 serving of granola.