I have been doing really well with my eating lately. Today marks my fourth day eating nothing off plan and it is finally starting to get easier. What is it about those first three days that makes it so tempting to "just" have some pizza or cookies or a candy bar? It's crazy, like because you're in the very beginning of a weight loss stint it is okay to screw up and start over. And once that first bite of junk is taken, relief floods your system along with guilt as you have officially stepped over the line into "off plan" and are "free" to eat more junk (and start over tomorrow). Not very logical, considering that every bite does count.
Anyway, I find that in general if I can get through those first few days without straying into the potato chip bag or the donut box, I "get over" the cravings (when I am eating low carb, anyway) and the momentum builds and it gets easier to stay focused with my eating. That's where I *think* I am now. I need a few more days before I am really confident, but I do feel pretty good about things right now.
I made a plan this week to cook some of my healthy dinners for my Medifast Lean & Green meals ahead of time in double and triple portions and freeze some of them. That way, on busy nights I can just grab something already made, nuke it, and have a good, pre-measured, pre-calculated meal to eat. Some of the things I am making this week:
Creamy Buffalo Chicken over cauliflower "rice"
Stir-fried Beef & Broccoli over cauliflower "rice"
Zucchini & Beef Skillet
Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs
Mushrooms, Spinach, Peppers, & Broccoli sauteed with Turkey Sausage (for omelet filling)
Tuna Melts (not to be frozen... had one yesterday and one today with coleslaw... pictures/recipe to come!)
The ones that turn out good I will share here. I love to cook!
My little girl is home from school sick again today (she was sick about a week and a half ago too). She was up most of the night (so was I) and I got her in to the doctor this morning: ear infection. She has a fever and is in pain and just miserable. Do you ever feel like there is just TOO much going on to do what YOU need to do? I feel like that lately. My kids need me, my dogs need me, my body needs me, I have appointments and classes and obligations, and my house is still a disaster area from my being sick for a month! The weather is perfect outside, the pup wants to go play, but I am tending a feverish girl for now. At least I am managing to eat properly! And honestly I think my attitude and mood are pretty good, considering. I feel positive about things, although very tired as well.
Recipes coming later :)
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