Didn’t write for a couple of days cause I’m battling a cold, not back to a routine yet &, like getupnow, I’m feeling really resistant to coming back the way I was last year at this time. UGH! This might even be my 1-year anniversary!
So I’m resistant, but I’m also thinking that I need to re-read those first blog posts so I can figure out what I was doing back then that worked & repeat.
But I have been walking & have put salads (2 a day) back into my diet. I’ve also been eating lite yogurt with granola for nite time snack. Eventually I need to cut the snack out totally, but for now this works. I know, I know, granola isn’t great fat & sugars-wise, but it gives me that crunch I long for, so it’s working for now unless you know of some substitute? I’m also trying for 1 piece of fruit a day (at least) and hubby & I are back to snacking raw veggies during the day (raddishes, carrots, celery).
I need to make us eat at the dining room table again so I’m not just mindlessly eating in front of the TV. That’s a change I think I’ll make tonight. & eating at the table means I can put out bowls of olives & crudite (without the dip) for between-bite snacking. Sounds weird, but I like the idea of getting all filled up on veggies & then pushing aside my main course.
But dinners haven’t been all that healthy, which means our lunches are leftovers of unhealthiness. Last night quiche & salad, so lunch today is a small piece of quiche & salad. The night before it was corn chowder & salad, so lunch yesterday was…Tonight hubby wants veggie lasagna, which will probably give us leftovers for days. I’ll make the sauce with mostly chicken stock & maybe some lite evaporated milk or skim milk, but the cheese isn’t lite (bought before I decided to step on the scale again). Still, I’m going to try to follow my pasta rule, which is more than 50% of each serving of pasta must be made up of veggies. I think this lasagna will have to be mostly frozen spinach.
So I’m thinking transition these days: okay, dinners & lunches aren’t great, but if I think portion control, big salads, fruit, and healthy snacks, that’s a start, right?
I also need to start thinking about running again & doing some other kind of exercise. Listen to me…I need to start thinking about doing all this. Geeze! Could my verb choices put more distance between me and exercise? I need to run again. Once this cold is licked, I’m back to the treadmill & back to those damn podcasts.
Okay, time to finish up the laundry & get to work!