The beginning of the first week was quite interesting. Other than a decrease in appetite, I didn’t feel anything different.
However, I did discover something by accident last Tuesday, when I decided to have a small bowl of Lucky Charms. Apparently, the adverse effect of dairy will result in you running to the bathroom several times. With that being said, I did not get any sleep at all, having to run to the bathroom almost every hour.
Forgetting the side effects with dairy (as Jenn, the registered nurse at Caliper Wellness informed me), I realized cereal was out of the picture. Sure, I can try Almond milk, but I don’t feel like wasting my money on something I know I don’t like, having tried it once before.
On top of taking that, someone I know mentioned it would slow down how your stomach processes food, to make you feel fuller faster and I already have bathroom issues since Almond milk can make you constipated.
Eggs and cheese do not cause the same side effect for me, however, if you do plan on eating these, eat sparingly, considering you do take this route or whatever you and your doctor discuss about your diet.
This of course just further confirms changing my eating habits is imperative if I want to lose real weight and keep it off and I am still sorting that out being my eating habits are far from perfect.
After recovering from two days of running back and forth to the bathroom, I did go back to normal avoiding milk at all cost.
It’s funny because I can drink half and half with my coffee and have no issues.
I wanted to include this as I don’t believe I mentioned it in my first blog. Before I began my first injection, I had to work the entire weekend which was not fun at all.
On top of that, the invincible mentally of free food would make anyone think, I’m going to eat everything available. And while that may be true, the scale also does not lie. I gained about 4 pounds and at the end of that first week of injection, I did lose the four, but of course, me judging me, I wouldn’t notice if I lost 10 pounds.
This last week, I put back one pound, only to lose it again, and nothing more than that.
My ‘fail’ right now is the lack of working out.
I’ve been looking to invest in these walking pads I’ve been seeing floating about on social media so I have something mobile while I’m working in my office upstairs. The cheap person I am, looking at the ones below $200 were accompanied with a lot of negative reviews and the ones between the $250 to $500 range, I say to myself, well you can use your treadmill downstairs.
Yes, I can overcomplicate the shit out of some things in my life.
While I’m deciding on what I’m going to purchase, I’m making an effort to listen to my body and not giving in to the contortion of a sitting position for hours trying to complete something. With the Arizona heat gone (for now), I get up and walk around the block for a bit, taking small breaks from work when needed.
Do I still plan on getting a walking pad? Yes.
I want to have the opportunity while I’m in my office to be able to get on the pad and walk a little bit at a time and get as much of a workout while working on articles or the other projects I’m putting together for Servboxx.
As much as I love my treadmill downstairs, for me to psyche myself up to work out for 30 minutes, while my OCD kicks in of everything else that needs to get done, I won’t feel I’m accomplishing much.
However, yoga and meditation are entirely different practices and anyone who practices yoga and meditation should not be interrupted with anything other than focusing on the practice of quieting the mind.
In closing, I have a goal to be down at least 25 to 30 pounds by my birthday to look remotely healthy (from my point of view), and to be able to fit into clothes I have not been able to wear in a long time.
I’m also making an effort to avoid putting stress on myself and be more forgiving if I don’t reach a certain weight by my birthday.
I know why I gained this weight back and if I can lose it one time before I can lose it again, but I certainly do not want to take my time about it either.
As all things in life, I can’t expect miracles without the hard work. Don't forget to drink water.
So far the pound I lost has stayed lost (thank goodness).
Until then. Take care of you.