Sunday, November 15, 2009
Sometimes the tips I read are so simple, and I read them and wonder why I never did them before. For example. I totally love my organic tortilla chips with hummus (from a store called Fresh & Easy). However, these do add up even when I keep them in my daily calorie range. Then I read a short little article on SP to substitute veggies w/the hummus. Now I do that instead of the tortilla chips and it has worked out so well. Not only do I get healthier snacks, but the carrots and celery are very filling snacks that have made my hunger so much more manageable (a big key to my beating the night munchies). This has been a wonderful boost for me in really keeping myself in a great range each day.
About a week ago, I eliminated eggs and cheese from my diet. Being the cheese queen of the universe, I thought this was going to be very difficult. Nope, not at all. I don't even miss it. I'm thinking that this will be a big help on weigh-in day. We'll see on Monday.
I've just completed my third week of no coffee. After going through a difficult detox period for the first week, my insulin has stabilized and everything is feeling very balanced and healthy. However, the pull to go back on coffee again has been huge. I'm toying with going on decaf. I know this is not the most important decision or problem in the world (smiling), but just something I'm dealing with.
My weigh-in day is on Monday. I've been working harder than ever in the exercise realm, doing a great job with food intake and keeping within my range, etc. Now, last week was the same sceanario, but I was up a few lbs and I lamented how could that be? We'll see what's up this week. I'm determined not to make the scale so important as I can see my body changing. Sooner or later, the scale will move as well.
Wishing everyone a fun day.