First off I took an updated picture today, since I haven't added a new one in QUITE a while. This is me and how I am looking right now:
I guess my hair isn't short and sassy anymore!
I haven't been hungry since about Saturday evening. It's hard when you aren't hungry, because all the evidence tells you that if you don't eat your metabolism slows, yet it is counter intuitive to eat when you just aren't hungry. I have been drinking green drinks, and I am wondering if that has something else to do with it. Has anyone else experienced this phenomena? On the bright side, I am not craving things that I would normally be craving by now.
I have been teaching my little boy (who will soon be six years old) how to use a knife. Please, no negative comments about that. By his age I was already cooking meals and pretty proficient with a knife. As a parent we all know what our child's level of maturity is, and believe me when I say there are 13 year olds out there that I wouldn't trust with a knife.
Here I am giving him a lesson on how to properly use leverage to make it easier to cut hard vegetables (science and life skills all in one lesson):
Here he is chopping them on his own. He chopped every one of the veggies that are on the sheet pan beside him.
My goal is that when he leaves my nest not only will he know how to cook, and how to do a good job of it, he will also have an understanding of nutrition and all the effects that it has on our health.
My fascist foot is acting up again already. No big surprise there. I need new shoes with proper support. I have a trip coming up and I won't be able to get new shoes until after that, but that is ok. I have been trying a few new things exercise wise, and I will post more about that later. I sure wish the weather would warm up so that I can get my bicycle out!
As for eating, right now aside from making sure that everything that goes in to my body is healthy nourishing fuel, I am also eating slowly. I have a theory about chewing your food thoroughly. I believe it helps your body get what it needs out of the food more easily. I think that a lot of weight issues have to do with nutritional imbalance and possibly mal-absorption issues. Don't get me wrong, I get that a person who eats 3000 calories a day is generally gonna gain but I also understand that there has to be a reason that some of us can exercise our @$$ off and keep our calories higher than 1600 but less than 2000 calories a day, and still gain weight. But, I digress.
Call me the human science experiment. I will break the code to my own weight loss. I just have to keep doing this thing.