Wednesday, July 16, 2008
That is my wonderful step-daughter Bridget helping her dachsie, Murphy, with his CPR practice! I don't think she knows just how incredibly much I love her or how proud I am to be her step-mom. She is very smart, funny, pretty, witty, and all-around great to know! (She's a lot like her dad, TFG, and her mom that way!)
I have started tracking my food, and let me tell ya, it's making a difference! I had no idea how far under I was with my calories. Not eating enough is a major reason a lot of dieters can't seem to lose the weight they want. It seems logical to cut back on your intake to lose weight, but if you cut back too far, your body goes into starvation mode and hoards what you do eat. That is apparently part of my problem. Another trend I have is to not eat enough protein and way too many carbs. Even though the carbs are mostly good ones, that still means what I don't use gets turned into more fat for me to fight with.
It's just so hard to eat right when you are at work, or at least that is the mind-set that I have developed over years of working places where refrigerator space is at a premium. Most of the things that can stay out of the fridge that I am used to eating have too much salt or fat, like nuts or jerky. TFG is helping me, though, so I am slowly making the changes. Hurray for TFG!!
Here he is, as a matter of fact, so off I go to hug my honey! Everyone keep up the good work!