I haven't disappeared this time, I just haven't been blogging. I've made an awesome new friend on here, and she and I have been messaging instead of my posting blogs. But, I did want to post one this evening.
For the last couple weeks I have been about 50/50 for being on plan and off. It has been a HUGE improvement over how I was eating for several months, but still far from perfect. I haven't been eating as much fast food, and virtually none of the rich and sweet baked goods I was consuming daily. I haven't had a cupcake in weeks!
One really big advantage to my new friend is that she's great motivation. She has lost 40 lbs since Nov, and that's when I joined. So I can't help but think... maybe I could have lost 40 lbs too! And, for sure, I could have not GAINED any lbs. But, I did. Now the trick is turning around in my mind how I frame this. Instead of seeing myself as 40 lost lbs behind, I have to see it as a new start to lose 40 lbs.
I'm not setting huge, lofty goals. My first goal is to walk tomorrow with The Buddy. I hadn't had any contact with her months, and I figured she wouldn't want to talk to me again. But she messaged me, and now we have a date set up to walk. At 7 am, that's gonna be rough. But I know it's what I need. I need to get my day started off on the right foot. For that matter, I need to get my week started off on the right foot.
I'm also going to be much more careful about what I eat. More produce, less carbs. I'm doing okay on the protein, but I know I am way over doing it on the delicious carby food. I need to stop doing that, not only for weightloss, but for my diabetes as well. It's Spring and fresh veggies are starting to pop up, so I need to make use of them. Right now I have some summer squash, zucchini and a bell pepper I bought to roast or grill. I also have some fresh baby spinach I'm going to cook.
One way I'm helping myself on the eating front is by selecting recipes from here at SP. I have made several, and have several more lined up to make. It's an easy way to pick something healthy for dinner. Today was a turkey sausage breakfast casserole. Tomorrow is a little more experimental -- Vegetarian Lentil Loaf. I've never had lentil loaf, but I'm pretty excited to try it. I'm gonna make either some roasted veggies or some sauteed spinach to go with it.
I hope everyone had a healthy week last week and is ready to attack this week, full steam ahead.