Changing Direction

Monday, June 01, 2009

I was doing really well for a couple weeks and then I got sidetracked. I am trying to find balance because I tend to be really focused on one thing at a time. While I can multitask with the best of them, when it comes to devoting a large amount of my energy, I find it difficult to be able to focus on more than one main thing.

So, I am back on track and trying not to focus too intensely on any one thing. There is a possibility of my job be gone (if our stupid stupid governator has anything to do with which time he should be deported...hmph) but stressing can't help me. I am doing my job as I should and, if we all lose our jobs, we will deal with it. I am being hopeful and trying to take every day as it comes.

On the weight loss side, I am back on my modified "6-week body makeover" eating plan. I had a hard time with it before because I have a hard time eating meat (emotional/moral reasons) but I decided that I need to suck it up and eat it to help me lose the weight and get healthy. Once the weight is off, I can play with my food choices to see if I can find balance with less meat.

No salt, oils, or sugar. Protein and fruit/veggie for breakfast, protein and veggie for snack, protein and veggie and carb for lunch, snack again, and dinner (same as lunch). Also, 100 ounces of water daily. I actually really enjoy the structure and the freshness of my meals. I almost took a picture of my grocery cart the other day because it was even greener than usual. I made the kids and my husband chicken pizza with salad last night (they LOVE my pizza) and my husband and daughter looked at my food and said, "that looks really good". I had a bowl with 1/2cup rice, sliced zucchini, broccoli, tomato, red onion, and 2 1/2 ounces of grilled chicken. It WAS good! The best thing is, if I am super hungry, I can double my veggies and I don't feel guilty! Because I don't add salt, I taste the freshness of the foods and don't feel bloated with the water retention. No heartburn either (which I can get with sugar).

I told my kids at dinner what I was doing. This was so they know why I am not eating the same dinners as they are and to keep me on track.
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