Only 12 more days (counting today) until March 1! March always feels more like spring to me. I struggle so much from December through February so I am really looking forward to more sunlight and hopefully better weather. I am also *very* excited about transitioning to my new plan. I am still aiming for March 1 as my start date, but I am allowing myself a little leeway too. If I feel like I am going to go off plan before then, I will transition early. If I am still going strong on the Medifast 5 & 1 plan on March 1, I might wait a few extra days to transition.
It will be nice to start eating higher carb veggies again like sweet potatoes, acorn squash, and peas! I plan to watch the scale very carefully and keep my calories low enough to continue losing weight. As soon as I hit a stall or gain, I am going to start biking again. I will start biking anyway at some point, but don't want to add that into the mix at the same time as I am changing up my diet. I am rather curious to see how my body will respond to all the changes.
Last night's dinner was 5 ounces of flat iron steak and a big plate of fresh steamed asparagus.
Sometimes I wonder if I will *ever* get truly used to eating healthy. Over the past 4.5 years, I have gone for weeks or even months at a stretch eating delicious, healthy foods like fresh veggies, fruits, lean protein, healthy fats, and whole grains, and then I revert to eating hot dogs, chips, and Oreos. Why is that? I wonder if the habits of junk are so ingrained from childhood that they will never fully disappear. It's not that I don't enjoy the healthy foods; I do. I like them. They taste good and I feel good. But it's like the very base foundation for eating was laid with ice cream and candy, and every time I build a healthy-eating house on top of that childhood foundation, it eventually crumbles. I wonder if there is a way to tear up that old foundation that was poured in concrete when I was a toddler and young child, and replace it with a new, stronger, healthier base. Not sure if that is actually possible, or if I will always have this underlying desire to eat processed crap all the time. Has anyone out there truly conquered this? Did you grow up, like I did, eating junk food 99% of the time and then transform your life and desires, with no looking back?
Either way, only I am in control of what I put in my mouth. Hopefully that will get me to where I want to be.