Whew!!! I was so nervous yesterday when I posted, I was afraid I wouldn’t have any ‘net friends left!! But once again, you guys proved that bloggers ROCK. Thanks so much for your kind words and support – it really means more to me than you could know. (Sniff sniff, I’m getting verklempt!)
Laura, oh my gosh you made me cackle out loud in my office!!! I’m so glad my boss didn’t walk in as I was reading this:
“It’s totally cool, Jill. In the weight loss gig, you do what you gotta do, as long as it’s legal and your not a meth whore or something stupid, it’s all good. (except for something like that Kimkins crap–have you ever read about these people who eat really low carb AND really low calorie? Like 600 or 700 cals a day and that’s it? And they say they feel great and are losing weight? Yeah, right, that’s because you’re about to shut your body down and it’s giving you happy chemicals so you’ll be prepared to walk toward the light when you die.)”
That is so funny!!! “Happy chemicals” – HA!!!!! Thanks for the giggle sistah!!
And wouldn’t you know it, Vickie summed up my 50,000 word post in one succinct sentence:
“I think that it sounds like you are giving yourself an “edge” – something to help you while you get your cooking/eating cleaned up.”
That’s it in a nutshell – this is my edge while I learn to eat like humans are supposed to!!
One of the reasons my doctor has prescribed this plan for me is because he knows that diabetes runs rampant in my family, as well as heart disease, high blood pressure and certain types of cancers. He really wants me to get my weight under control NOW, as oppposed to when I am 60 – it may be too late by then. He is a very straight up kind of guy – he doesn’t pull any punches, but he is super nice at the same time. He wants me to lose about 30 pounds (I’d like to shoot for 40) which would put me at the high end of my healthy target weight according to the BMI charts. I asked him about gaining the weight back after stopping the pills, and he said, “well, you will gain it back if you don’t change the way you eat!! That’s the whole purpose of this!!” Knowing that his focus is on eating better, makes it easier for me to trust him on this. I only expect to be on the pills for a few weeks, I can’t see doing this for months on end, but I hope it will give me a jumpstart.
On the cooking front, I recently bought this:
And I love it! Last night I cooked turkey breast cutlets on it and they turned out soooo good. I also cooked some squash and zucchini in a little bit of canola oil with some garlic, and sauteed them until they were golden brown. It was fantastic! The hubs even liked it, which is very encouraging. Now I am on the hunt for other great kitchen gadgets that will help me cook better. I have no idea what I am going to fix for tonight, but a quick search on the internet should take care of that.
Well, I just wanted to say thanks for being concerned and supporting me on this. It makes me happy and sad at the same time to know that my staunchest supporters are contained in a little box on my desk!! Bloggyville is weird like that, huh?