Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Episode 41 - A New Beginning
That's right folks. A new beginning. Can there ever be an old beginning? I don't think so, but you get my drift.
The last year has been a roller coaster ride that I didn't think I was ever going to get off. I was almost ready to give up on myself and just be resigned to being a hefty human.
Things were so bad in January that I broke down and asked my doctor for help. She surmised that the drug I was taking for depression wasn't working as well as it once did and asked if I would like to try adding something else that didn't have side effects and might help. At that point in time I would have willingly shot heroin if there was a legal way to get it.
It took almost 8 weeks to start working, but once it clicked in I could feel the old me coming back and the binge behavior has become non-existent once again. I wish I could control it without the help of chemicals, but it doesn't seem that I can so I'll stick to doing whatever the doctor tells me to do. No more taking myself off meds.
Since the middle of February I have lost 10.2 pounds, with very little effort. Granted, I have been sick for over a week, and I haven't been tempted to eat much other than what I need to keep going. The real test will come once I start exercising again. However, this is a 'brain' thing - and my brain feels different. I'm convinced that I am on the road to recovery.
The photo at the top of the page is of a muffin I created the other day using only 2 ingredients. It's good for either breakfast or lunch, can be sliced in half and used as a sandwich bun, or you could add bits of banana and nuts for a dessert type thing.
1/2 cup Fibre 1 cereal
1/4 cup egg whites
dump Fibre 1 into a tin just a tad larger than a muffin tin. (I get them at the $1 store)
add the egg white and make sure all the cereal is well soaked.
Bake in a toaster oven for about 15 minutes or until the egg is thoroughly baked.
The cereal is a very good source of high fibre carbohydrate, and the egg whites are a good source of protein. VERY filling!