PGX Daily

My scale is still broken, Thanksgiving is over (but still a fridge full of leftovers!), and no idea how much I gained. Eating was not too bad.

I haven’t mentioned it yet, but I have started taking something called PGX Daily. Been taking it about two weeks.

“…PGX is a proprietary blend of naturally- occurring, water-soluble polysaccharides (fibres) and is the result of intensive clinical and laboratory research at the University of Toronto in collaboration with the Canadian Center for Functional Medicine. Research has shown that taking PGX with food slows gastric emptying and can reduce a meal’s glycemic index by up to 50%, contributing to healthy blood sugar levels and improving insulin sensitivity.

PGX also helps control appetite by providing a feeling of satiety (fullness). The Ultra Matrix Softgel is a unique delivery system where PGX granules are suspended in a matrix of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) derived from purified coconut oil. When ingested it responds to the acidic environment of the stomach, where it starts to disperse and quickly becomes viscous within minutes. This phenomenon is referred to as “acid-induced viscosity”. The rapid dispersal substantially increases the volumetric potential of PGX, for a level of viscosity three to five times greater than other highly-soluble fibres. Because of this rapid dispersal mechanism, PGX Daily is even more viscous than PGX granules which can take 30-45 minutes to disperse…” (more here)

I take two pills before every meal. They DEFIANTLY reduce cravings and the feeling of being hungry. I find myself able to eat much less and don’t really crave much. Even when I am hungry it doesn’t really matter to me what I eat. So hopefully over time these will help – again so scale to really know! I did find the receipt for my scale so hopefully I can get it repaired under warranty – but I will see. I am going to try and take it in near the end of the week. I like not having it, but I am worried at the same time.

Even the past week with all the family here… I defiantly ate bad and too much, but not nearly as much as normal – they really do help with feeling full. I still made a few bad choices though. I still really want to be down for Christmas parties… but I need to make more of an effort. I never did start exercising again this week – my body has been really sore, from what I am not sure. I am feeling better today so maybe tomorrow morning.

A Sad Post

I broke my scale. *sniff*

It was one of those really nice ones too that tracked my weight. I have had it since the beginning so I am pretty sad. It was a Health o meter Weight Tracking & Body Fat scale (HDM575-18).

The time just keeps blinking on it and I can not set the time, weigh or even reset the scale. My hair dripped some water on it Saturday morning… that is the only reason I can think it no longer works. You would think such an expensive scale – a bathroom scale at that – could stand to have a bit of water dripped on it. Or maybe it was just it’s time? I dunno, but I am sad.

I haven’t decided if I rush out and buy another scale today or if I try and go without one for a while. Not having the worry of weighing would be kinda nice, but I really like to keep track of my weight. So I dunno what to do. Just incase I don’t buy one right away, the scale Saturday morning said 181.8.

Poor scale.

Hungry Girl Fans

Hungry Girl’s Lisa is on the cover of this weeks Woman’ World. The issue will be displayed until the October 6th (I believe). I have already picked up my copy but have only flipped through it. It contains some of Hungry Girl’s ‘best’ recipes. Like I said, haven’t read the article yet so not sure if it is worth the buy if you have the cookbook – but just thought I would give everyone a heads up!

A year? huh? what? when?

WOW. Can you believe I had been posting here for over a year? I can’t not believe it has been that long. I guess I should of clued in when i renewed the domain name a few months ago (duh!) but I didn’t.

So it has actually been more then a year. My first post was August 22, 2007. wow. At that time I weight 170.2 – this morning was scale said 181. Can you believe that? In the past year I have again done nothing by gain 10+ pounds. How depressing is that. Very. *sniff*

When I realize stuff like that I really thinking I am wasting my time. *sigh*

Didn’t last long

I exercised 3 days in a row and it stopped there.  There is a lot of family coming to town end of this week and next so I decided now wasn’t a good time to try and start back into the routine.  But as soon as they are gone I will.  I feel so much better during the day when I get up early and exercise.  Even though I am dead tired come 8pm.

Come Monday the 15th I will start again – every morning for 30 minutes.  That should be a good start.  Until then I am going to keep eating good.