Sunday, May 05, 2013
Good morning to all!
It is Orthodox Easter today so we will be hosting the Greek version of Easter today.
This will include leg of lamb and lots of great side dishes and of course a delicious Greek
salad to go with everything. I am hoping for nicer weather and no snow!
I was getting my hair done yesterday and my stylist was asking me how my diet was going. I always tell people at this point, it is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change. I don't plan on changing anything even when I reach goal weight.
She asked me if I have cheat days. I really had to think about this because there are definitely days that I am at the top of my calorie range or even just a little over, but I don't have days where I have burger and fries or several pieces of pizza like I would have a few months ago. So I know that I don't intentionally think about having a cheat day but if I go over on occasion, that is just part of life and part of the journey.
She asked if I cut certain things out completely, and again, I had to say no, I just don't eat much of certain things like bread or fries. I love both of these things and they were part of what caused the weight gain so I know that I need to eat them in very small quantities.
I never order fries anymore when I eat out, but I do steal a few. As far as bread, I only eat it on rare occasion and I measure how much I eat so I fit it into my calories for the day.
So after thinking about this for awhile, I really do think of this as my lifestyle and it does consist of meat in small portions and of course lots of fruits and vegetables.
It does get easier it seems as time goes on once I made this my way of eating.
Spark on everyone and have a great weekend! We can do this.