Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I was sitting here thinking just a bit ago and wondering why "this time" I feel in more control of my eating habits?
Well, what has changed since I last tried to get a grip on my eating is that certain foods have been almost totally eliminated. They all had the same reaction in my body when I ate them. I wanted more. So, I went ahead and took the plunge and eliminated (all or mostly), white flour, sugar, milk, white rice.
I don't really have a lot of breakfast or lunch, but I do eat when I'm hungry. Usually just a bit of fruit and cottage cheese or such for breakfast, and then lunch is a toss up of what I feel like eating. Honestly, I'd prefer to eat some grilled veggies, or a salad with vinaigrette, on top, but sometimes go ahead and much on a small sandwich. If I'm hungry between meals, I'll grab a bit of fruit and a drink.
I think by changing what is going in my stomach during the day, my energy stays up more. It's not slowing down to metabolize starchy foods that turn into sugar there-by making me feel like a slow-motion-ocean ride at Disney.
Either way, without fail, dinner is at 6 PM and it almost never has any serious starches in it. I've supplemented starches with a bunch more veggies used in a creative way to make me feel fuller. Yes, I'll have a potato but it's a Golden Russet Potato which has way less carbs and calories. It also doesn't seem to do weird stuff to my blood sugar levels; often giving that "Crash and Burn" feeling.
I will eat pasta occasionally but I get the high fiber sort of pasta and if I have it, the thing is chock full of chopped fresh vegetables accompanying it.
Dinner is just whatever sounds good to me... Thankfully my hubby is flexible and has no objections to my exploring foods. It feels good to explore new food and how I can make it taste great with fewer calories and fat. So cooking a good meal, which is lower in those things has become sort of a challenge to me, but a good challenge.
Eating Fat? Well... Yes, but I've not cut it out. I do not eat substitute butter or pho-fat products. I don't think they are healthy. If I want butter, I eat butter. If I want oil, I have oil. I just do all of that in very serious moderation and make sure to keep track of how many grams I ingest daily.
My tastes for things have changed totally... Which is weird. I like spicier foods, and don't like greasy things. I went to eat some goulash last night and after the first bite I knew I didn't want it (also weird. it's a favorite leftover). I went ahead and opted for another meal.
So far I'm 17 pounds down and feel like I can whip a small bob cat... :)
Um... I have three personal goals here...
1 15 pounds (done)
2 30 pounds (on the way)
3 170 body weight (also on the way)
And.. this time its about enjoying the journey and not the end of the ride...
This gives me joy in the moment and not always feeling like "I'm not there yet".
Not only am I there, I'm also in the moment and in the joy of enjoying the whole journey as I pass each flower, tree, and breathe in each breath of every step I am taking in this physical existence... I am worthy. I am loved. . :)