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Going with the Flow

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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 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 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?
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    I think this is one of my fav blogs of yours. I love how you are navigating life and food - and it is a challenge! I'm trying to look at it that life isn't getting in the way, but that life is a road and I have to navigate the speed bumps, pot holes and blind curves. Sometimes looking at the road map (organizing/planning) helps me be prepared, but along the way there will be unexpected detours too. They can be frustrating, but taken in stride they can be interesting as well - even if it doesn't allow me the direct and fastest route to your destination. But so easy to say.... so challenging to do all the time.

    The stuffed chicken and veggies has my mouth watering. Lately I've been finding I've not been drawn to eating carbs with my meat either.... but for me it's just been a taste preference.... what is the reason you don't eat animal protein with carbs? I know.... I should probably add The Plan to my reading list but my list is so long right now! Any other combinations you're watching out for?

    Keep up the great work Mel. Looking forward to more good stuff. CJ
    1733 days ago
    I think when Im down to a healthier weight I wont have food be my focus either. But for me, here and now, I have to be super conscientious till I have lost more weight. Mind you, Im not really obsessed either, I just plan well and stick to the plan diligently for maximum effect. I look forward to the day when I can just eat 3 simple meals a day with mindful eating.
    1733 days ago
    emoticon You are making the right choices girl, and with all that u have going on it's amazing that u did not fall off the wagon! emoticon Your lunch looks sooooo good!!! have a wonderful Holiday! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1733 days ago
  • LIS193
    You are making good choices - life happens and sometimes the plan doesn't fit. Eating different things may shake things up for the better. Look at the overall journey - where you started, where you are now and where you eventually want to be. Stop and smell the roses on the way :)) It's not a race!
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    1733 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Yes, that's why I never go on "plans," I just feel like I don't have time to obsess about eating certain things. Then again, I'm not losing any weight eating off plan either... ;-)
    1733 days ago
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