I was in a really good stretch of routine when LIFE HAPPENED!
First the camping trip, then meetings and funerals and rearranged schedules! Well I decided that firstly I was getting bored with the same food all the time and secondly I was stressing too much about eating the exact thing on the menu for the day. I also found amazingly enough that I would be hungry and that means that I was either not eating enough, or not putting on enough EVO ( extra Virgin Olive Oil) or something was up!
So Tuesday I ate according to plan, no change in weight! But I did not lose heart, Wednesday was supposed to be a straight forward day...and then life happened! Turned out I had to take DH to work and then take DS to visit his new school and I ended up leaving the house without breakfast! ( this is because I thought the meeting started at 9:30 am but it actually started at 9 am so I had to rush! no time for breakfast)
We got there and they served muffins, loaves, cookies and coffee. So I had my one cup of coffee with creamer and two home made cookies! I know they were home made because they had those marks that are left when you flatten cookies with a fork. So that ended up being my breakfast! So the day progressed, more running around, grocery shopping, cleaning and so on...more driving and I bought a salad from the store...it was that or nothing...then for dinner was steak, salad and mushrooms. I had my 1 oz of chocolate after dinner too!
Well I was down half a pound this morning! I hoped that today would be more structured, but no such luck! First had to go clean for an hour, ( took my breakfast WITH me this time! ) and then got picked up to go to my monthly writers' group. Then my co-author and I went for lunch! We needed to talk about some things re: manuscript! This is what I had for lunch:
Stuffed chicken with veggies!
I brought some of it home, it was too much!
Then for dinner I am having chicken and salad!
Oh and at the writer's meeting I had a tiny scone with some butter and jam ( my snack for the day) ...I was hungry by then!
So I don't know what the scale will do, but all I know is that I am not hungry between meals and I am eating my protein and veg. Since there is a little more variety I am enjoying the meals so much more!
I am trying to stick to foods I know work for me but when life happens I refuse to get all stressed about it! I also do not just eat what I want ...at the place where we had lunch they had muffins and cheesecake from the famous CHEESECAKE FACTORY and I did not even go there! Did not look, stayed away and ate my yummy veggies!
I hope that I am learning more how to make good choices without being obsessed. I hope that I am learning to put food lower down on my list of priorities! I hope I am learning to enjoy food more and not over-think every calorie! I am also learning to take the foods I know are friendly for my body and make them my own, add spices and make them interesting!
My goal is to be under 150 by my next birthday! If I stick to The Plan it can happen!
I know I no longer eat carbs with animal protein, I now combine rice with vegetables ONLY! ( no meat)
I now combine some cooked veg with some raw to aid in digestion.
AND WHEN I EAT properly like this I don't think about food between meals!
I really want this trend to continue, to have a healthier relationship to food! IT CANNOT be my focus, I have a life to live!
How about you?