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Thursday, November 21st - new goals set

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Yesterday was a very busy day. I don't have any kitchen cupboards because I don't want them. Our house is unique and I prefer an older pre-cupboard style kitchen. So I am always on the lookout for more storage. Yesterday I saw an ad for a pine cabinet that would be perfect for us. Despite having an appointment at 2 with my dietician and at 2:30 with my exercise coach (both thoughtfully provided and paid for by my doctor), hubby and I went into the City to purchase the cabinet. I got us lost a bit, but we finally got the cabinet. It is beautiful solid pine, finished in a warm honey colour. Best of all, it is massive and plain - it fits beautifully in my kitchen with another pine hutch and an old green and white sideboard with little pigeon holes like in an old desk. I am super excited because my kitchen is about to change again. Without any kitchen cupboards, we are free to change our kitchen completely around as needs and storage places change.

I did make it to my appoinments. The dietician is happy with me despite a measley 2 lb loss. Each visit I am making small, consistent losses and apparently they will someday add up. Someday...sigh. She has changed my breakfast yet again. I will now be having 1 slice of g.f. bread, 1/2 tbl peanut butter, a fruit, 4 oz of V8 juice, and 8 oz of 1% organic milk. Lunch needs a lot of reworking from the summer. New lunch will be either homemade soup (try to add protein or grain serving in) or raw veggies and hummus. If there is no grain or protein in the soup, I will add a serving of each. Also I will need a serving of dairy at lunch. Dinner will be based on the plate theory with 1/4 each fruit, veggie, protein, and grain. I promised to weigh my meat. I will take chia seeds. I am tracking my food in a book that I will bring at our next visit on Jan 15th. At our next visit, we will address my "crappy" food choices when on the road - because hubby and I are on the road a lot. I always have a Double Hamburger (sometimes with an extra patty if I am super hungry). I did not think that was a bad choice because it is under 400 calories in Canada. However, I'll wait until the next session to see what we come up with for on the road. Right now, I have enough changes to focus on. lol

The exercise coach is pleased with my progress but warned me I need to get uncomfortable. Not in pain, but I should be experiencing some aches and pains as I get out of my comfort zone. She gave me some stretches to help with the tight inner thigh muscles. We are still going to focus on cardio. I am going to try to do 2 WATP's every non-working day. So one cardio session in the morning, another in the evening. I will meet with Jessica again Jan 15th (same day I will meet with Deirdre, the dietician) and at that time we will add strength training. I really don't like getting out of my comfort zone, but I will start trying to.

New day, lots to do and think about.
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    So unique! I can't imagine not having cabinets.

    You certainly don't get much protein for breakfast. Sounds like you are on a low fat diet. I never could stand them.

    I don't like aches and pains much. LOL.

    Good luck with the plan. It sounds like they really mean business.
    1640 days ago
    Glad you found the perfect cabinet! Each pound adds up. It's important to make healthy changes gradually so we can stick with them. emoticon
    1640 days ago
  • ROZOZ68
    Your kitchen sound lovely!! I love storage and always on the lookout for pieces of furniture.

    2 lbs is great!! Happy for you! You are doing so well!
    1641 days ago
  • MAGS102
    I agree Shirley, 2lb should be celebrated emoticon
    We have been here a long time trying to reach our goals and you of all people have had a lot to cope with. This plan sounds like a good one so take a deep breath and carry on emoticon
    1642 days ago
  • LKS2GAB2
    You lost 2 lbs. Never precede that with measly. You wouldn't if it was a gain. Any loss is a victory and 2lbs is a great victory. Keep pushing forward. emoticon

    Hope you enjoy your new cabinet.
    1642 days ago
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