Saturday, November 10, 2012
Ok. Sustainable living. It makes sense. Green living. That makes sense. So sustainable, green living is my new plan. Part of the challenge of my previous approach was that I felt left out and deprived in social situations. I want to go out with my friends and enjoy a glass of wine or a fabulous dessert when we are together. And so now I do. A weekly weight loss of 2-3 pounds was not sustainable. And it sure as heck was not any fun. And so now rather than 2-3 pounds/week, I shoot for 1 pound/week. And I was exercising too much in that my routine was stressing me out and taking up too much time. So now it is my daily walk through the woods and along the beach with my dog and swimming laps 3days/week. I like to be outside and I like to swim. And green living? I am talking about leafy green vegetables. I make kale chips every night for my son to help boost his platelets. I make sure I get a serving in too. And I go to the store more often now because I want fresh produce and because my moods change from day to day and planning a week's worth of menus does not give me enough flexibility. ( What if I don't feel like eating chicken but feel "obligated" to eat it just because I planned on it?). We went out to dinner a lot because I just didn't feel like eating what I had planned to make and then I would eat too much. So this A plan I can live with.Sustainable, green living. My definition of it!