Goober says: "What? I'm not supposed to be up here??"
I may be on to something here.
My last post showed my weight loss. About 6 lbs in the last month, right? After my visit with the surgeon and asking him about my weight loss slowing down, I started to think a bit, especiall since he said my weight should still be coming off about 10 lbs a month now.
So I started thinking, "what has changed? What have I done that's different?" Well, my food choices have changed. Since I've been able to eat a little more at a sitting I've been making new food choices. I've actually branched out into the artificial sweetener arena. I never went there before because nutrasweet is NOT my friend. Gives me migraines. So, I choose foods and drinks with Splenda. I've been eating more quantity-wise and drinking more drinks sweetened with Splenda. Hmmm. I'm beginning to think that the reports may be right. Those reports, which I'm too lazy to look up and link, say that just because a food/drink is sweetened with artificial sweeteners doesn't make it healthy. Those reports also said that too many artificial sweeteners can make you fat.
Armed with that information, I am going to cut out the artificial sweeteners now and see what happens in the next month. I'll give up my 10 calorie waters and my diet cinnamon-flavored oatmeal amongst other foods and see if the weight doesn't come off easier. I'll add in my smoothies and juices occasionally since I've slacked off in that area.
Another thought: In the past month or so, I've noticed my thinking is clouded. It's harder for me to keep two thoughts together sometimes. Hard to concentrate. Think it's the sweeteners? I don't know. Maybe I'm just losing my mind, but it's interesting to think about. I'm very sensitive to medication doses, so maybe I'm uber sensitive to sweeteners, too.
I'll do some changing and report back on this in a month.