Sorry it’s been so long since my last regular post. I’ve had some strange stomach bug nagging me the last several weeks, leaving me with only wanting to nibble on some dry, white toast. I must say…a stomach bug must be the worst things for foodies. It’s like our kryptonite. At long last, I’m feeling better with a more normal appetite.
I have also started to see a dietitian. Since the fibromyalgia diagnosis last fall, I started a new medication to help with my bouts of insomnia and broken sleep. However, it caused a bit of weight gain that overpowered some of my eating restructuring plan success of the last year.
So, my dietitian has me on a diet of 1,500 calories a day. No restrictions on carbs or other food groups, just keeping track of my portions. I have also taken to keeping a food journal. I find if I have to write it down, I carefully think about picking up that cookie or pudding cup first.
During my first visit I set the goal to lose 8-10 pounds by May 8 (my next appointment). My overall goal is to lose 10 percent of my body weight, which would put me around 150-155 pounds. Currently, I’m down 4 pounds since my first visit and I have about two weeks until my next appointment.
Tomorrow, we’ll take a look at one of the first recipes we tried to help me keep eating healthy! Be sure to check back – because this one is a keeper!