This Mamavation Monday is my first since being welcomed back into the Mamavation Sistahood, and I am glad to again be a part of this crowd of amazing women. There were plenty of victories and struggles this week to mark this occasion, so I am going to just jump right in.
My Weight Watchers buddy and I lost 9.8 pounds together, mine being the 4.8. I was very proud of both of us and motivated by our impressive first week, (and only a tiny bit sad that I came that close to 5 pounds). I was in a great place, a place with packed lunch dates with the husband instead of the daily lunch date at our favorite restaurants, a place where my family eats a home cooked meal each night instead of takeout, and a place where snacks are of a healthier variety than the previous cakes, cookies, and candies.
With every thing in life there are always challenges, and my only goal is to muddle through them without throwing in the towel. I had some dental work done that did not go well, but the dentist has asked me to wait it out to see if it gets better. I am still unable to eat a regular meal without excruciating pain. I am swinging between starving to avoid pain, to drinking a milkshake just to get something in my stomach. As a person eating post lap-band, excessive chewing goes along with anything I eat, and excessive chewing is the opposite of what you need when you have tooth pain.
I have given myself permission to do what I need to do, but have tried to be very mindful at the same time. I am as concerned that my scale will be skipping its victory this week as a result of not eating as I am that the choices I have made not being ideal. Anyway, I will be seeing the dentist again tomorrow, and then it will be a new day and a new chance to do the right things.
September 5, 2011 @ 10:06 pm
Rather than a milk shake have you thought about fruit smoothies or protein shakes?
I have had a few jaw surgeries so I can relate. I used to have a blended recipe book. Maybe there are some online out you could call a dentist specializing in jaws and get some. I’ve often craved my breakfast that read scrambled eggs blended, but not sure what all went into it.
Good luck with your tooth. Glad you have been brown bag dating with your hubby.
September 5, 2011 @ 11:10 pm
Owe, that sounds painful. Have you tried making gazpacho instead of milkshakes? Good luck this week and hopefully they figure out your tooth.
September 5, 2011 @ 11:21 pm
Great weight lossnfor the week and it can be so frustrating to get so close to a number and not achieve it. Good luck with the dentist ugh I hate the dentist and do what I can tonavoid them. Keep looking in to alternatives for easing your pain and remember you can always start fresh the next day
September 5, 2011 @ 11:37 pm
I say we round up the 4.8 and count it as an even 5, because you’ve worked hard and earned it. Gazpacho is definitely a good sub, but I very strongly recommend juicing as well. Lots of nutrients, minimal dental effort. I hope this week is more comfortable for you!
Andrea Kruse (@notimeMom)
September 5, 2011 @ 11:39 pm
So glad to see you posting again! Happy to have you here.
I hope everything works out with your tooth pain. I can’t imagine having it for an extended period of time. How long did your dentist ask you to wait? I would be on him to make sure he didn’t just mess up.
I second the comments about alternative blended foods. Keep your health and energy up. There are better protein shake options to give you protein … and of course, don’t forget to add some fiber. Best of luck. Hope you have a great week with some resolutions or at least solutions.
September 6, 2011 @ 12:24 am
I love smoothies and I like to add extra flax seed oil to it, also you can add almond butter to it. These are just a few things you can do! I am so excited to have you back! 🙂
September 6, 2011 @ 12:39 am
So Sorry to hear about the pain! I know that isn’t fun, hope you get some relief soon. Glad to have you back in the fold! Congrats on your loss.
September 6, 2011 @ 1:57 am
Sorry to hear about that pain. I hope the week is better and that the scale doesn’t put you in a sour mood. Yesterday is in the past, rock out today!
Shelley Oswald (@Momma_oz)
September 6, 2011 @ 4:25 pm
Hugs! That pain is NOT GOOD! I hear all the suggestions for smoothies and I want to echo those. I’m sending you tons of love and light. HUGS!
September 7, 2011 @ 2:49 pm
I found awhile ago that if I give myself a break and quit beating myself up, the effects are much better. I used to really pound myself for failing yet again but about a year ago, I changed that into doing better tomorrow. I think you are doing everything right 🙂