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Diet Doldrums


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I am not sure what interrupted my weight loss roll. The holidays. Traveling during the holidays and then immediately afterward to go to a funeral. It's cold. I tend to eat more when it's cold.....I am not doing super lousy bad. I'm just eating at maintenance level. Yesterday, I think due to the cold, I was 250 calories over my limit. I was genuinely hungry, and everything I had was "good for you" food. But that was one of the reasons I gained weight. I ate healthy (most of the time), homemade (most of the time) meals and snacks. My portions were just way to big. I love feeling satisfied.

I have also had the thought that I don't want to shop and spend the money for smaller clothes. Most of the clothes in my closet are size 14. I can wear size 12, but 14's are just SO comfortable, and except for the relaxed fit 14's, look good on me.

I have also added a new goal area to my agenda recently: overcoming my slovenly care of the house. Focused solely on weight loss, I was doing well. Now I'm trying to multi-task, and I'm not doing a very good job in either area. Theoretically, the two should work together. If I stay busy in the house, I shouldn't think about eating as much, right?

Gardening is just around the corner.

My solution to the diet doldrums conundrum is this. Beginning Friday for one week, we are going to eat from the Spark Menu. We did one day last fall and survived. I've been checking out the menu for a week ahead each day. Next Wednesday is a, "Yuck!" day. Egg whites for breakfast and nothing hot the rest of the day. Other than that the menu looks doable. When the weather warms up, I am thinking about using the Spark Menu all the time for the summer. I just can't go days at a time in cold weather with nothing hot to eat. I also will not eat turkey for breakfast. I am not to fond of the idea of breakfast for lunch, either. I've noticed it's on the menu every couple of weeks. Other than those issues, I'm willing to give it the college try.
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SUNSHINEGB 1/23/2013 10:16AM

    Hmm, I have the Spark Cook Book and should re:read it, look up some of their good recipes! I'll check out their menus, thanks for sharing this!
I had hot oatmeal for breakfast this morning and that sticks to my ribs till lunch.
Good blog, enjoyed reading it and all the best with following the Spark Menu!
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