Monday, June 22, 2009
Yeah, I like my chicken fried. And everything else, too. I'm from the south, what do you expect? I was just thinking this morning about how AWFUL we used to eat in comparison to now. Fish was fried. So were potatoes, eggs, bacon, chicken, okra, etc. We worked at night, so we stopped for breakfast on the way home. Our goal was to see who had the absolute best biscuits and gravy in NW Arkansas. (West Fork Cafe beat everyone except my homemade) Along with that came fried eggs, hash browns, bacon and/or sausage, toast with lots of butter, and coffee with so much cream and sugar it could almost stand a spoon in it. Breakfast was usually around 2500-3000 calories!! and we rarely ate vegies. Maybe an occasional salad, with globs of blue cheese dressing. We had steak usually 3-4 times a week for dinner, or pizza from Dominoes--a whole medium pizza each. OMG no wonder I weighed 310 and he weighed 320.
It amazes me when I eat now one day even SIMILAR to the way we used to. Like yesterday. Actually I had about a 3200 calorie day. And I was still hungry. Amazing. I went to bed hungry. I think it has to do with the fiber content. I can eat 800 calories of fiber rich foods, and I'm stuffed all day. But I ate 3200 cal. of crap, and I was still hungry. Weird.
Now our eggs are poached. I don't eat any dairy anymore. We eat red meat about twice a month. Our chicken is grilled or broiled. Potatoes are baked or steamed. I don't drink coffee anymore at all. No pizza, except occasionally I'll eat one piece. Or make it homemade so it's not so fatty. Same with salad dressing. I make it, so I control what goes in it. It's healthier and lower calorie that way, so I can use a little more. (I like lots of dressing on my salad) I eat vegies and/or fruit with every meal, and sometimes for snacks.
Looking back, we have both made some MAJOR changes in our lifestyles in the past 2 years. I am down to 273.4, and the husbeast is down to 250. Both healthier than we've been in about 8 years. Yay!!! I feel pretty good about that.