Thursday, June 20, 2013
One last point about my journey backward in time. Neither Paul nor I require a huge variety in what we eat. I had been trying to eat MANY different foods as I dabbled in one eating plan after another. Now I'm back to what I was doing before. No further weight loss after those four pounds, but I'm still happy with what I'm doing.
Breakfast is one of two things. Oatmeal with raisins, milk, and 1/2 tsp brown sugar. Or a 2-egg veggie and cheese omelette. The fact that I vary the cheeses used, and the veggies - with spinach, mushrooms, peppers of any hue, scallions, even some occasional leftovers of corn, eggplant, or whatever - provides us with all the difference in taste we require. Oh, and I'll drink whatever juice we have on hand, whether orange, grapefruit, tomato, V-8, and (occasionally) pomegranate, white grape, cranberry, or apple.
Lunch also is usually one of two things. I like plain yogurt mixed with fruit, usually blueberries and/or bananas. But other berries and even my homemade applesauce will find their way in sometimes. My other lunch of choice is a big spinach salad, again with different veggies, based on what's available. Usually sesame seeds or some chopped nuts. Usually cottage cheese, but sometimes feta (plain or doctored). And I prefer balsamic vinegar and olive oil as my dressing.
Supper too finds eating much the same day to day. Meat, fish, chicken, turkey. Potato, pasta, sweet potato, quinoa, rice - some kind of carb. Usually a cooked veggie, now almost always something from our Farmers Market. Sometimes a salad too, or (not soon enough!), sliced tomatoes. In summer, especially, sometimes something raw and cold often substitutes for the cooked veggie.
And then dessert, maybe an hour later. Usually fruit. Once, maybe twice, a week, it's a SMALL serving of a treat. Ice cream, strawberry shortcake, pumpkin pudding, custard. Or even rice pudding, bread pudding, Indian pudding, tapioca pudding, and then we skip the carb at supper and have two veggies for sure.