Er ners! I can feel the ticklings of the back of my throat telling me that I have a cold coming on.
This means two things: 1. copious amounts (within reason, naturally) of zinc, Cd and D3; and 2. Recipes may slow a little bit so that I can recuperate. Plus, nothing tastes right with cold, so I might not be a reliable source, either, for about a week. That said, I do have some recipes lined up, and I look forward to sharing those, too!
Because my time is limited before this cold kicks me in the nasal passages, let’s get to it.
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 slim you have to stand up twice to make a shadow.
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I ate this:
Breakfast: 1/2 of a Radical veggie omelet and sausage patty + Diet Coke
Lunch: Noshing out on green beans (about 2/3 cup fresh-cooked) + Diet Coke
Snack: A nap! I am getting sick.
Dinner: Meatloaf I’m developing and fresh-cooked green beans. Diet Coke + C, D, Zinc
Late Night: 1 slice low-carb zucchini bread (I was hungry, so I ate)
Notes: I can tell I have a massive cold coming on and it has been wiping me out. I am hopeful healthy eating plus supplements will help me kick this bug in the butt!
Today I learned:
That I can eat some processed foods and drink diet sodas and still lose weight so long as I keep healthy fats and proteins as the bulk of calories.
Sure, maybe the occasional hot dog, sausage link or bacon might seem like junk food to some, but for millions of people out there, they’re healthy alternatives to spaghetti, fruity loopers and candy bars. It is pretty wonderful to eat a whole foods, organic diet filled with grass fed free roaming broccoli, but the fact of the matter is sometimes you have to go a little processed and not-organic to stick to the plan and to have those conveniences that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
In the 80’s we did a lot of processed foods, from Diet Coke to D-Zerta, from cheap weiners to cheap hamburger, from braunschweiger to breakfast sausages. There weren’t organics and we lived on a military retiree’s income with a family of four. Even still, I still made it to goal and stayed there for three years. My Dad, even Atkinsing on Diet Coke and fatty proteins of the cheapest order, outlived his cancer diagnosis by at least a year (diet can’t replace a lack of diagnosis, unfortunately. Miss you, Dad).
All throughout this journey you’ve heard me say I’m not perfect. You’ve heard me say that I’m only posting these menus to show what I can eat and lose weight. I eat very healthfully compared to what the food pyramid dictates, so know that sausage and hotdogs are not going away anytime soon unless I stall and find these foods need to go.
I was raised as an Atkins girl, not a perfectionist.
I applaud others’ plans, no matter how pristine or imperfect. And while I’m losing weight, I’m not going to worry too much about it. Because no matter what anyone says, I’m healthier today than I was living on noodle soups and toast.
There is time later for perfection. Today is not that day. Tomorrow’s not looking so hot either.
Do your best with what you have.