Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NaBloPoMo, Day 2, and a hair cut...

November is NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) where you are challenged to post every single day for the month of November.  So… I’m two for two so far!

Day 2 is in the books…

The first two days of liquids really wasn’t all that difficult.  I did cheat a bit – in the form of a gin & tonic the first night and some gorgonzola sprinkled onto my tomato soup last night.  But as I’ve still not had a single piece of Halloween candy, I don’t have the slightest problem with declaring the first two days an unqualified win.

For those of you looking for additional information about the pouch test please click here.

Now onto day 3. 
Day 3: Soft Protein
canned fish (tuna or salmon) eggs, fresh soft fish (tilapia, sole, orange roughy.

For days three – five I can eat as much as I want as long as I follow the rules.
  • No drinking ½ hour before or ½ hour after eating
  • Take no longer than 15 minutes to eat

In the past, when I’ve done this it has been surprising just how much harder it is to eat in 15 minutes.  I’m not sure what’s going on inside my body or if it’s all in my head, but I suspect that I will be able to eat the little things of cottage cheese (which is listed in the details as an option) I brought with me to work today, but I suspect I’ll have to work at it with at least one of them to get it done in the 15 minutes. 

Also – in the past I have found the not drinking for ½ before you eat part – very hard and it truly is something I think I should incorporate always as I think there’s something to a dry pouch that helps it work better. 

I bought some tilapia last night that I’ll cook for dinner tonight and it will be seriously yummy as I was just too busy last night and this morning to do anything more than throw some cottage cheese (which I love) into my lunch box and run out the door. 

And I’m planning on getting on the treadmill tonight!!

Last night I got a hair cut and here’s a picture, what do you think?


Jessica said...

Love the hair!

My doc tells me to take 30 mins to eat, although i never do... Wonder why it says 15 mins.

Amanda said...

love the whole outfit including the hair!

Tomato soup and gorgonzola cheese. This jus tmight be what I have for lunch!

Good job Read!

FitBy40 said...

Hey, I got a hair cut last night too!
You look great. Love the dress too.

vickyd said...

Love the hair (and the outfit is adorable too)! I'm a day behind you on the pouch test - hopefully, it puts us both back on the right path...

Ronnie said...

I didn't know it was NaBloPoMo! I guess I need to get to posting more often. :)

Good luck on the soft protein, I'm in the same boat today!

Manda said...

Lookin good! I love your hair. Thanks for the update regarding the pouch test, gonna keep reading yours and read up on it and possibly try this out.

Kristin50 said...

You look fabulous! I love your hair!

I am going to try the five day pouch test! Thank you so much for sharing it with me.

I never drink before or after meals! This I know is truly important to all bandsters.

Laura Belle said...

Love the hair too!!!

I got my pooper out yesterday for a nice long walk. Tonight i'm going to do some weights.

I think it's a qualified win on the pouch test too, with not eating any candy. Good job!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

You're doing great! Love the hair and your dress is really cute too. I've still not jumped on that wagon with!

Tina said...

nice hair cut!! and i love the dress too.

I'm with Jessica on the half hour thing. I am not sure how I would cope with just 15 minutes. I have avoided that pouch test this whole time...I wonder if I ought to give it a whirl. My nutrition could use a shot in the arm.


Linda said...

Love the hair cut and dress!
I'm proud of you for doing this to get back on track. I'm trying to.
We need to find a place to meet and go walking once a week - just to have some exercise. A track maybe?

Cat said...

Oooh love your curls!! So happy with that cut.

Also, I'm supposed to stop drinking 15 mins before eating and wait 60 minutes (full hour) before drinking again. I'm very good about the no drinking after, but I almost always drink right up to meal time, including ordering water when I'm out a resturants. I don't touch it when the food comes though and I don't even serve myself a beverage at home.

~Lisa~ said...

You are just so terrific looking!! LOVE the hair!!