I love how eating healthfully clears away the fogginess so that I can complete writing assignments later into the night. At the same time, it’s going to kick my behind later when I crash this morning. I am enjoying working in the quiet, with the soft pitter pat of rain falling outside (we’ve needed it something fierce).
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Also, I have no control over the types of ads showing up, including political ones. They seem to be on all of the sites. I will be so glad when elections are over. There’s nothing like a big dollop of angsty buzz kill to go with your peanut butter squares, I always say.
Now what I had yesterday… First of all, here’s the plan I’m following and here is the introduction post to the Mid-Year Resolution Challenge. While you look at what I’m doing, be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled to give some ideas, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). I am, however, here with you to cheer you on when you’re so skinny you will have to watch slipping through the cushions of your couch. Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top!
I ate this:
Breakfast: Up at 3 am breakfast special: my experimental meatloaf with experimental sauce.
Breakfast 2: 7 am. More meatloaf. (Don’t look at me like that. I told you I eat the same things over and over).
Snack: 9 am. Cheese wrapped in salami
Snack: 2:30 pm. 12 Honey Dijon Almonds + some cheesecake innards and mousse that ended up on my counter. *sigh*
Dinner: Salisbury Steak (recipe coming)
Late Night: Cottage cheese with almonds and olives
Notes: I’m really hungry today, so I’m eating to hunger. My body is telling me it needs more fuel, so I’m listening. See? I eat! Promise. Some days I’m just not terribly hungry.
What I learned:
I learned that little (non-scale) victories are so wonderful.
- I am bounding up the stairs now (I used to walk up slowly).
- I have more room in my seat in the car when I drive.
- My clothes are fitting looser.
- My skin is feeling like it’s not tightly holding in the fat.
- My thought processes are more clear. My hunger patterns aren’t sending me false signals; I feel true hunger and not merely a reaction to an unstable blood sugar.
- I fought off a massive cold with supplements and diet.
- Little birdies land on my fingers in the woods while I sing (oh, wait. That’s Sleeping Beauty).
It’s definitely not all about weight loss.
It’s about the other good things in life, too. The scale can’t give me those things.
I can, though.