Forgive me, I’m channeling Julie Andrews today. Tons of housecleaning = tons of tra-la-la-ing 🙂
I weighed in at 160.0 lbs today, so I’m officially back at the starting line after a few delays. I didn’t make it to Bikram today because I forgot that it was Labor Day Weekend and they’d changed the class times. But that’s OK – I’ll just be insanely awesome with keeping within my calorie limit and eating healthy, natural choices. Must remember that weight loss is 80% diet, and keep plugging along.
Not that it’s hard to eat good-for-me foods when I have a fridge stocked full of organic goodies. Since I woke up really late, I had an even later lunch of veggie burger with avocado, homemade pico de gallo, cucumber slices, and roasted okra (click through for an amazing – and very easy – recipe) in lieu of French fries. No clue what’s for dinner, but right now I’m having my snack – a glass of Knob Creek bourbon, perfect for sipping while watching Season 6 of Mad Men.
Trying to pretend that Julie Andrews’ world did not collide with any Don Drapers at any point, but my imagination has officially been sullied…
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Love reading your updates! And well done for being so diligent! What I found helps me is that I have a designated ‘allowed to eat what you want’ day/meal. It’s pretty easy for me as we have a family dinner on Friday nights full of great food so I chose that day, but it might help you with your journey too!
And I can’t imagine having to deal with pounds, it sounds awful! We deal in kilograms so it’s much less intimidating 🙂
I’ve actually tried having a “cheat day” a few times, and everyone I know swears by it. But every time I’ve tried incorporating one, I gain four to five pounds that day that take me a week to work off, then it’s the next cheat day and I gain the weight back again, etc. Maybe I’m more flamboyant with my cheating than most folks? Lol!
My current approach is to treat myself within limits. So I know I will never have any bread, potato chips, or brie (my top addictions). But I had two glasses of bourbon over the course of six hours, and spent ten minutes nibbling on this deliciously sweet pear/date/almond energy bar/cookie thing that I made from the Thrive cookbook, plus a great dinner of veggies. At the end I was stuffed and happy. Just gotta keep working within my limits each day and I’ll get there!
Oh no! that doesn’t sound like cheat days work very well for you at all! The sweet bar/cookie thing you made sounds yummy! I snacked on dates today. They’re fabulous! Keep up the good work 🙂