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My name is Sara and I am on the quest for a better me! I was banded on May 23, 2012. Come join along and help me stay accountable!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Locked in my house

I knew this was coming. I knew that part of the reason I'm heavy is that all social events revolve around food.  2 nights in a row now my family wants to go "grab some dinner."  I'm on my mostly liquid pre-op diet.  Restaurants are not gonna happen.   I teetered, thinking, maybe I could go and hang out and just drink water, but I knew it would be super hard.  Especially because the first night was O'Charley's, home of the yummiest bread ever! and the second night was mexican food (which I could pass on the food part normally) but no chips / dip... Chips and dip are my WEAKNESS!  I would give up all the chocolate in all the land to have some salty, crunchy chips, with a cool sour cream (or cheese) based dip.  MMMM....

So, I went to watch my soon-to-be brother-in-law play softball at one of the local churches, and then went home afterwards when everybody else went out for mexican - and drank broth.  NO FUN!  During the week, this was easier during the day because I was super busy at work.  Weekends - Not so busy.  Especially when you are avoiding restaurants!

So I have taken a stand and locked myself in my bedroom (metaphorically, of course).  The kitchen is most of the way cleared out, but there are still some real food options I would TOTALLY take advantage of right now.

I'm trying not to be obsessive with the scale, but hey, I'm sitting around.  I weighed this morning, and I might have lost about 5 lbs since Tuesday night.  We'll see.


  1. you're doing great! There are times when I have to do the same thing. We avoided restaurants for a long time and I still actually try to avoid them because I still end up eating too much.

    Are you crafty? you might want to stock up on a few projects for after surgery. That helped keep me from obsessing about food

    1. I have a couple of crochet projects in the ready - trying to work a new pattern for a friend of mine dealing with cancer.

      My stomach has not growled at all... just habit I think... I go in phases of getting up and cleaning a ton, then sitting down and grading papers.. UGH...

  2. Sara I feel you honey, I wished I had something to say .... other then this completely sucks. I am down about 5 lbs too, so you are right on track. I went the gym this morning, running around all afternoon...and now I'm home waiting for my SOUP to heat. Yahoo!

    1. This is why I am so glad to have this community! My sister apologized when I couldn't go to dinner- nothing to apologize for, just no fun!