A few lunches from the past week or so.
"What Are We Having With That?"
I live with someone who, no matter what food I make for supper or how much food I make, he always asks one of two questions.
"What are we going to have with that?"
"Is that going to be enough?"
We eat a lot, at least according to average serving sizes.
A big pot of soup isn't complete to him, unless there is chunky bread or a plate of crackers. Any kind of pasta needs to eaten with several slices of bread (which kind of grosses me out, to be honest!) I can make four pieces of chicken with a vegetable and rice............ and he looks and realizes that that means he will get two pieces of chicken and that is not enough for him. Often I will add an extra piece or give him the bigger ones.
Since I am on Keto lately, I have been buying more meats and more vegetables -making stir fries withOUT rice. And I can cut the meat up smaller, which makes it seem like there is more. If there is salad on the side, it gives the impression of more food. When I am cooking, I try not to fall into the ‘it isn't enough food’ idea because too much food is what made me fat.
It is this attitude that has made me not cook too much anymore. I don't cook supper all the time. I live with another adult. He can make his own food- which he does. For himself.
I make a lot of food for the freezer- which we both can eat whenever we feel like.
That works out better.
Because it really is hard to live with someone who isn't satisfied after meals and ends up making a peanut butter sandwich within 30 minutes of eating.
A new start. Isn't that always the way?
I always commit and then lapse.
I am not sure why.
But it is a journey, not a destination.
A process, not an ending.
So I will try again. And hope again.
Any results that I see will move me forward because that is all that I can do, in life and in my health journey: move forward.
But this time, I am trying something different.
I am doing the Keto Diet.
Today, Tuesday is Day 12.
The first week, I just lowered the carbohydrates that I ate.
And I did well.
Considering I LOVE carbs, I didn’t and still don’t have many carb cravings- which makes everything so much easier!!
The past five days, I have followed the basics of the Keto Diet.
Not too hard. That thought is the first point of my last post
I can do anything that I put my mind to.
Is so true!!
I just have to remember it!!!
And live it!
Here’s to a new start.
And heavier than when I started last time!!
(There are so many on-line resources that describe the Keto diet. I knew a lot about it but am learning more this week as I read and read!)
Do you ever get the feeling that you are running uphill? On ice. In the dark. And your shoes have absolutely no traction.
That is is me. On most days anyway.
I exercise every day.
I eat healthy.
Most of the time, I eat healthy.
In between eating crap- and that is my downfall.
There was no weigh in this past week. I wasn't feeling too well and didn't really stick to any real diet plan. I have been doing very well on my regular exercise but I need to step it up even more. I really think yoga or something like that would do me really well!!
Happy Day to ALL !!
No weight loss here the past couple weeks! Again discouraging.
I am wondering if I should do something a bit more drastic- even for a kick-start. Like a raw diet or something along those lines. I am happy with my exercise routine for the last few months so I am good there!
Thanks for reading.
My life is busy. Full of things that I am doing or should be doing, things I am thinking about doing. All of this interferes with my goals. Another excuse, I know. I am too busy to eat healthy, too busy to exercise, too busy to take care of my health. It is all a crock and I know it!
All the progress from last year. Gone. All the good habits. Gone, All the good eating and plans that I made. Gone.
But 2015 is a new year so I will get back on the healthy eating wave and hopefully I will be able to ride it out until I am the weight that I want to be!
Wish me luck.
Summer, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas. What other excuse can I use?
What started out rather well hasn't been going too well at all lately. The discouragement that I feel at not achieving my goals- even my small ones -makes me give up, which is really something that I don't want to do.
Hopefully, I can get through Christmas without too much damage and start fresh in 2015!!
My diet/healthy eating hasn't been going well. I am not sure what happened. Sometimes I think that Life gets in the way. I am going to try to re-focus this week and GET BACK ON TRACK!!
Ten pounds off by the end of Sept is the immediate goal!!!!