Welcome Back

This morning, I said welcome back to a pair of pants that I love, but have not been able to wear for quite a while.  It’s so nice to finally lose some weight!  In May, I had a uterine ablation done, meaning the doctor removed my uterine lining.  For about 8 months before the surgery, I had been having what I considered one long menstrual cycle.  It was not fun and I had reached the pointed of being anemic.  I was missing at least one day of work per week and just had no energy at all.  All I wanted to do was sleep.  Also, I put on a lot of weight during that time.  Not as much as the doctor expected, but still a substantial amount.  I do have to be honest and admit that part of my weight gain was pure laziness too.  I wasn’t paying any attention to what I was eating and I was certainly not exercising. 

Not too long after my surgery, I started doing research about portion control and that sort of thing.  I did not want to deprive myself of the foods I love, but I could not control my portions.  The best suggestion I found was to eat your meals using a salad plate instead of a standard-size dinner plate.  It REALLY works.  Even that first night when I did it, I wasn’t hungry after finishing my much smaller salad plate portions.  I get to eat the food I want to eat and not count every stupid calorie.  It’s amazing the difference it makes.  I’m able to wear some clothes that I haven’t worn in a long time.  Now I’m just itching for the weather to get a bit better so that I can begin walking again!  Come on weather!  Cooperate with me!

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