1. It's National Donut Day.
2. Summer is coming. The temps are rising. This is my friendly reminder to drink water! I have such difficulty with this and often pay for it dearly (kidney stones are no joke.) New post-ops be very very careful and sip every chance you get. I know it's so hard those first few weeks to get it all in but aim for better everyday and NO SLACKING. I know many who ended up in the ER getting IV fluids within weeks of surgery. Here are some tips that have been helping me get better at it then I have been in the past. Also I downloaded this great FREE App called Waterlogged that keeps track of my intake.
Trader Joe’s Kettle Brewed Unsweetened Black Tea, a homemade-style tea, bottled immediately after brewing, so it tastes like you made it yourself, but no waiting. One gallon jugs are $3.99 each. It's unsweetened, so you can sweeten it or not. I love a couple of squirts of Sugar Free Torani Syrup in it (SF Raspberry, SF Peach or SF Vanilla believe it or not is yum.)
3. Some articles I read this week that were worth checking out:
Biggest Loser MD Deluded, Unethical or Clueless? I vote all of the above. Throughout the years I did A LOT in the name of losing weight that was not healthy... cabbage soup for weeks anyone, pills, gadgets, drinks, extreme workouts, even not eating for weeks. Did I lose weight? Of course. Did it stay off? Never, in fact the pounds came back and brought friends. 4 hour DAILY workouts and extremely restricted calorie intake will work for a time but it's not sustainable by anyone with a life, job, family. When I finally wised up and made lifestyle changes I could live with forever... healthy food choices I enjoy, an exercise regime that doesn't feel like torture, and most importantly IMHO started working on the head stuff (the why's of why I gained) have I seen sustainable (so far going on 6 years) weight loss results. I can only imagine the Dr. that presented the study owns stock in 24 hour fitness ;)
Overweight women experience obesity stigma even after weight loss - Grrr. A person’s weight provides no indication of an individual’s character, credentials, talents, leadership or contributions to society.
Pounding Away At America's Obesity Epidemic
The Upside of Peer Pressure: Social Networks Help Kids Exercise More
Obesity, Be Dam"m"ed!
In case you missed Dr. Timothy Katzen & my pal Sarah on TV last month you can catch it on YouTube. The Real Skinny Part 1-3. It follows Sarah's post weight loss reconstructive plastics. I had a very similar body lift done and a few other things.
4. Walking through Target the other day I spotted these and you know I had to try them. "Three delicious and authentic tasting Girl Scout Cookie flavored" Lip Balms. Now I ate A LOT of Girl Scout Cookies in my day and I may have not had them in 6 years but the memory still lingers. "Delicious, Authentic" Hmmm I'll be the judge of that.
my Girl Scout Cookie inspired Protein Shakes.
5. It's June 1st! This month is a HUGE month in my world. Practically everyone in my family has a birthday this month including yours truly (June 28th), it's my blog's birthday month (6 years of post weight loss surgery blogging), and my 6 year Surgiversary (June 20th.) So you know we'll be celebrating with some AWESOME GIVEAWAYS. Stay tuned.