I’ve been in hiding since stepping on the scale yesterday. For the first time in several weeks, I was disappointed, but after the Monday binge that I had I have to admit that I was not surprised at what the scale screamed back at me. My scale literally cried out for its life as I stepped on it. EHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…this is what happens when you make nice with a slice of Tiramisu and his cookie friends…..
Nothing! Abso-freakin-lutely, nothing!
I know that at the rate I’ve been taking in extra “sugar” calories and cutting back on exercise due to strain on my right knee, I was bound to hit a wall at some point. I’m now rethinking my strategy and focusing more on eating vegetables with every meal, including breakfast. It’s normal to think that you have to eat fruit all of the time since it qualifies as produce and tastes better than the green leafy fellas, but eating a lot of fruit can come back to bite you. All of that natural sugar can send your diet into a downward spiral if you’re not mindful of it. Instead, have an affair with the other produce guys. Vegetables. Sure they’re not the most appealing, but they’re strong and will protect you from illness and the fat mob.
These little soldiers pack a mean punch and have very little calories. To get myself into the veggie groove this morning, I opted not to eat cereal or oatmeal for breakfast, but went for a veggie omelet sandwich. I sautéed a cup of mixed peppers and onions in a little olive oil, added 1 large egg, added 1/4 avocado on top instead of cheese, sprinkled on a little nutritional yeast, and slid it all in between two thin slices of wheat round bread. Since getting my groove on with vegetables has become a primary focus, I’ve already noticed a difference. I didn’t crave as much sugar today and my calorie intake is around 1600 instead of the 1900-2000 I’ve been stuck on for some time now. Thank you, Veggies! You guys kick ass!
Current Weight: 158(0)
Previous Weight: 158
Starting Weight: 170
Total Weight-Loss so far: 12 lbs.
Goal Weight: 155