Yesterday was another day working on getting my carb/sugar intake under control. My goal is to stay under 100 g carbs; I did manage that yesterday although my calories were higher than usual (1620 calories, 88 g carbs). I had extra protein and fat yesterday to quell my hunger and that worked out fine. Dinner was shredded chicken breast mixed with light Ranch and hot sauce over a green salad. Today I will have chicken breast again, maybe with cooked vegetables. I roasted a pan of chicken breasts the other day to give me an easy protein source for a few days. I also have hard boiled eggs and light string cheese in the fridge.
My headache is very mild right now, so I am hopeful it will be gone in a few days. I was on my feet a lot today because I felt better and had more energy. I vacuumed, mopped, did basic cleaning, walked about 2 miles with my dog, and wandered around the playground with my daughter for awhile. I am actually a little sore in the joints from the activity, but it feels good to get moving again. I raked part of the yard yesterday, too.
I've been thinking once again about how my weight loss has not been a straight shot down. I lost a bunch of weight, stalled between 214-230 for almost 2 years, then got down to 175, and then bounced around mostly in the 180's this past year with a high of 209. I wonder if my body and mind just need time to adjust and recoup after each big loss. I hope so; if I think of the stall times as productive, it helps me stick with it and not give up. Every day I am learning, and I think I am more likely to keep the weight off this way. Sure, I'd rather just lose it and be done, but that's not what's happened. I choose to make the best of it. I figure if I keep trying, eventually things will come together again and I will get back to 175 and continue on down the scale again.
What about you? How are you doing with your weight/health journey? I love taking the time to read other blogs, but it's hard for me to stay caught up. I'd love for you to leave a little update in the comments telling me how you are doing! We're all in this together.