BREAKFAST: Drink this Nutritious Energy Smoothie
- 1 scoop Spiru-tein Cappuccino (100 cal)
- 4 ice cubes (0 cal)
- 100 gms frozen blackberries (64 cal)
- 2 teaspoons of instant coffee (optional) (0 cal)
- 1 spoonful of fiber (0 cal)
- 1 cup soy milk (80 cal)
So, I am seeing Dr. T again on Friday and I haven’t lost weight. I feel better, I seem smaller… (need to find tape measure) I am exercising, if you call back-breaking gardening exercise. I am also a bit stopped up. So, I maybe full of S_t, which means I am what I think. This drug can make you constipated -I know, it’s not the topic you want to hear and trust me, I like it even less! It is a diuretic and sucks the friggin liquid out of your colon, which sloooows thing down.
Now, I am okay if, I daily:
- I move: yoga or walking
- I drink a lot of fluids
- I take pro-biotic or eat live yogurt
- Add a scoop of fiber to a drink
Why the upheaval? I am getting back into web development and taking classes on Lynda.com -upgrading my skillset. What I forgot about this work is: I sit in front of the computer and lose all track of time! I sit down at 8am and can work straight through to 2pm or even 6pm! I am not drinking water or moving… therefore I get stuck.
Dr T had once suggested I take Polyethylene Glycol powder, PEG, a osmotic laxative… it’s didn’t work for me. I was just as slow and felt really ‘full’. I found a forum of people taking this appetite suppressant and they shared tips. I am going to add 3 ballerina tea to my evenings.
I am in the garden today doing some seriously hard work, spraying 2 acres with Mosquito Barrier and spreading mulch. Drinking lots of water and doing a day of liquid foods. Hopefully, I can show some improvement! Dr T warned me that I might plateau… sigh!
Had to postpone Dr T’s visit, was so sick! The night before my dogs ripped apart my bed -for the millionth time! New sheets, new mattress pad and mattress damaged. I couldn’t take it and cried for an hour! So, I know stress can cause gas and constipation, this is what I assumed happened. My abdomen swollen hard and so sore! Felt like a gastritis or cholitis attack, of which I had a couple but years ago. I did some stomach massage and walking, tried a few other things and it wasn’t until my husband got home I realized it was a stomach virus, since he was sick too! Found some help online, I followed suggestion for fermented cabbage (not store bought sauerkraut, which is pasteurized, killing good pro-biotics) I ate some kimchi and drank some Bragg’s Apple cider vinegar -this moved things pretty fast! We rested and then went into garden to work, 5 hours later felt okay!