Rethinking my Cheat Day - pep talk for myself.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
I was gonna have a Cheat Day today. Have some cinnamon toast deliciousness. Now, that would generally fit into someones' nutrition tracker easily, but I have for health reasons sworn off the wheat YET AGAIN. And I've been trying to eat mostly protein, fruit and veggies.
Yesterday I made some crockpot polenta which turned out really good. Satisfies my carb cravings pretty well even though theoretically according to a primal or paleo diet corn is a no-no. I really don't subscribe to the notion of cutting out healthy foods just because someone says it's not good for some weird reason - unless of course you have an allergy or sensitivity. Anyway....the recipe specified 3 TBS of butter but I used extra virgin olive oil and next time I make it I'll probably use 2TBS. Three was just a little rich because the cornmeal cooks up nice and creamy anyway. I put in garlic and mixed herbs (which are similiar to an Italian herb mix) and less salt than specified. I need to try it soon with a meaty spaghetti sauce. Or baked with some cheese on top. Mmm!
Anyway, I weighed myself yesterday and today for the first time in weeks. Down several grams since yesterday morning. Definite incentive not to hit the cinnamon toast no matter how it makes my mouth water! My mouth might be happy for about 30 seconds while I'm devouring it but my stomach will not be happy half an hour later. You'd think that would be enough to keep me out of it but unfortunately it has to be something like vanity in the form of a few grams lost.
I dropped the first chunk of weight in the first few weeks of Spark in August. Then it just sat. I maintained easily, but nothing budged. I'm thinking the way I'll approach the rest of this journey is to stay relaxed. Hopefully lose the remainder in "chunks", maintain for a few months, then lose a bit more. After all...I need this to last for the rest of my life. Future hereditary health problems won't be held at bay unless I'm diligent.