Friday, June 1, 2012

It's June! Weigh In

I am so glad June is finally here! I love summertime, with no school, no dance classes, lots of time to enjoy my kids and life in general. I've been feeling great lately, and my daughter also seems to be doing very well. No one is sick! I'm very happy about that, and hoping it stays that way.

Lately I've fashioned a sort of easygoing way of eating; there is structure, but it's not so strict that it sends me over the edge. I don't feel pressured by it, which is nice since I *have* felt pressured in the past. I was getting to a point where I was always anxious about food: am I about to fall off the deep end? can I eat this or not? what if I can't control myself? oh this food is not on my plan. That kind of thing. Now, I am fostering a relaxation around food, with most of my intake coming from fresh local produce and eggs and lean meats, with about a 10% allowance for 'special' food (not junk, just higher carb or fat than usual).

For example, for the last 3 days I've been eating that Chinese Cabbage Salad that I posted about; today I am tossing some chicken breast into it for a complete meal. I eat a lot of free range eggs, too... usually 2 eggs over easy, sometimes with 2 slices of bacon. I enjoy one or two servings of fruit most days. Lately the local strawberries have been phenomenal! Watermelon is great too. And I also eat a lot of yogurt and when I am busy, I have a Medifast meal (usually a shake) to tide me over. I also bought some really good Yasso blueberry frozen Greek yogurt bars that are made with real fruit and yogurt and have 70 calories and 6 grams of protein. They're not too sweet, so I like them as an evening snack.

Today I am baking an 8-layer cake for my son's graduation. He is having a pizza party tonight, and I haven't decided yet whether I will have pizza with him or make my own cauliflower pizza. That's some good stuff! I actualy prefer it, so if I have the time and energy that's what I'll be having. If not, a slice of pizza and a big salad will do.

Today I did weigh and was 217. That is pretty much where I have been, within a couple of pounds, since April. Maybe I am not so bad at this maintaining thing. I just want to be maintaining *lower.*


Roz said...

Firstly, I wanted to say a huge well done on managing to maitain your weight, what with everything going on the last month or so! That is something to be proud of!
Secondly, I love the look and sound of this recipe for pizza!! I wouldn't have even thought of making it with cauliflower. But we don't have eggbeaters over here in the uk (I had to google what they are). Would it work with just egg whites, a bit like an omelette or is there something else you could suggest? I really want to try it!!

Thank you and well done again!

Lori said...

I think you're on the right track now. You've got a nice easy going relationship with healthy food. The weight loss will follow, maybe not as quickly with medifast, but it will come. Enjoy the comfort you have right now with food, and don't worry about the scales.

Anonymous said...

I love the Yasso bars. Strawberry is really good too and I have yet to try raspberry.
What are you doing as far as exercise currently? I know you've been having issues with it, but you really need to be active unless you're going to do super low calorie.

Allison Clow said...

What a great blog! Your journey is inspiring! I am on the weight loss journey as well. Accountability has really helped. How do you do it?

Anonymous said...

I WILL be making that encredible pizza! Scrummy!!!!!!!!! My only personal tweeks would be real omega3 egg instead of egg beater & lotsa grassfed (kerrygold) butter instead of Pam. Tanks for that recipe!

Lyn said...


Eggbeaters are basically egg whites in a carton, so I imagine real egg whites or whole eggs would work fine in that recipe. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!


mostly increased daily activity, i.e, yardwork, dog walking, taking the stairs, dog sports, just being more active generally speaking.

Diandra said...

Maybe this is just the right thing for you - finding a system you can maintain without feeling deprived and without extreme swings to one side or the other. Once you are comfortable there, you can still switch things around a little to lose more weight. After all, this has been a major stressor for your body for many years.