I hate breakfast. Well, that’s not entirely true. I don’t do well trying to eat breakfast. Normally, I’d have yogurt with some raspberries and granola – always seemed “better”… I mean, I could get a bagel, eat half a pound of bacon, or fill up on chocolate. I see now that my “parfait” was pretty carb-heavy, considering.
I went to my first appointment with Dr. Poon yesterday. I was given a sample menu and everything, LITERALLY, had eggs incorporated into the breakfast! I HATE EGGS. Loathe, despise, even fear (…fear might be a slight eggaggeration. ha!). I can cook with eggs, but I don’t eat them on their own. One of the “suggestions” for breakfast was cooking an egg white and using it as a wrap for some protein. I actually read it and cringed – I kid you not.
Anyway, Cody was going to the store the store last night to grab some things for me to make it though Day 1 successfully – and I realized that I had NO IDEA what I was going to eat. After a lot of thought and research, I decided I’d eat some low sodium turkey bacon and mushrooms. Well, that was an hour ago and I am convinced I’m starving. Let’s face it – though I can eat bacon on this diet, I can’t eat a lot. So I didn’t eat a lot and now I’m lost, trying to figure out what to munch on.
I’m going to be visiting the Ontario Nutrition Store (http://ontarionutrition.ca/) very soon. There are a couple of things that might make breakfast a lot easier for me. I am also realizing that eating healthier is going to be expensive! I’m hoping it’ll balance out with the lack of fast food I’ll be eating – which was much more often than I’d like to admit.
So back to the appointment: First, I met with a nurse who was so super nice. She took a measurement of my neck (not sure why, but alright – painless). My height was taken – 5′ 4.5″ (I lost half an inch? Why couldn’t it have been from my waist instead??). Then my weight – which I’ll keep to myself for the time being. Let’s just say that it’s a high number, but still lower than it used to be, which is nice. My BMI is so freaking high and my body fat percentage was a little disturbing! Griping and sad realizations aside, I’m moving forward. I have a goal to meet, and I intend to do just that.
I then met Dr. Poon – who was blunt but very nice. He seemed to think I’d be successful, but that I needed to know it was going to be work – HARD work – and a lifetime commitment We briefly went over the plan: eat as much lean protein as you want, all the green leafy veggies you want, all the egg whites you want, even all the Jell-O Light you want. You can eat some other veggies – cool – but there’s a limit. Everything else is pretty much off-limits: milk, root vegetables, fruits – but for Phase 1 only (a hopefully 2 week only period) I was concerned because I take Diamicron, which causes my sugar to be stabilized after eating half a bag of chips, but with no carbs, I’ll bottom out. So the plan for me will be to still have very little carbs, but test before eating and if I’m under 7, don’t take the Diamicron. Everything else will be the same. Sounds restrictive – but I need that right now. I need this to restart my system.
Next, I went to have my metabolism testing. My results showed that my metabolism is faster than normal – which is a good thing. Essentially, if I eat the way the good doctor wants me to and I incorporate some exercise, I should lose weight at a good pace. Fingers crossed, knock on wood, scratch your head.
At the end of the day, I was exhausted and had a very good “Farewell Bad Food” meal. This morning I woke up and started to cook the turkey bacon on my George Foreman grill and I was so tempted to finish the last english muffin we have sitting on the toaster. But I didn’t! I cooked the bacon (it was surprisingly tasty.. though I’m not entirely sure it’s allowed on the diet.) and had a side of mushrooms. Now, I’m making a tea and telling myself that my salad with tuna for lunch will be great! Even if croutons are not included.
“This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.” — Scott Reed