I'd like to lose a few pounds, too. Ever since I had surgery, I've been able to eat a variety of foods and retain nutrients, so I've been happily enjoying every calorie! about a month ago, I started cutting out sugar and white carbs and have already lost 10 pounds. I would like to lose 10 more, so I am with you in this! Maybe I should start smoking, so I don't eat so much.... hehehe... just kidding! By the way, are you still a non-smoker?
I'm sorry you lost your job. Are you job hunting where you used to live, where your friends are? I remember you saying that you moved away because of that job and that you missed them. Just a thought.
I know you've heard it before but it's a lifestyle change. Maybe moving to a new location will get you out of the rut you think you are in and you can start off with new habits.... have you done any research on what the new location has to offer you in the way of walking trails, biking trails, etc.?
I'm horrible at "exercising" but I am really active since we just finished buildng a home.
Welcome to HW.com!!! How long have you had your ostomy? Ileostomy or colostomy? (Sorry for the questions...)
After a period of healing and recuperating, you will be able to introduce those taboo foods slowly to your diet. So, don't give up on them, just take a vacation from them. There are certain things that you may not be able to eat, and there are certainly some which you need to be careful trying at first to be sure that they won't cause a problem. If I feel something may bother me, then I do a couple of things: eat other food with it and don't eat it on an empty stomach, chew it very well as you should all of your food and esp. fiber/roughage, and drinks lots of fluids.