Yep, this morning I woke up to an unexpected downtick on the scale... 2 pounds gone! Thank goodness. Finally. I had stayed quite solidly at 221 pounds during the entire month of October. I was 221 on October 1, so that is 2 pounds gone for the month. I am glad the scale finally budged and hope it keeps right on budging!
I did not count calories again yesterday but this is what I ate:
Americano with half and half
2 eggs and 2 bacon
a little mug muffin thing I made from almond meal, egg, vanilla, and butter (sugar free, grain free)
one square of extra dark chocolate
a little sleeve of roasted peanuts from the convenience store
2 slices of low fat cheese
large bowl of spaghetti squash with butter, salt, pepper, and Parmesan
1200-ish, if I had to guess calories on that.
What was awesome about yesterday is that I did not have ANY cravings for Halloween candy. I was around it a lot. They had a bowl out at the physical therapy office, at school, at dance, and of course a big bowl at home to hand out to trick-or-treaters. At no point did any of it call to me, whisper to me, or bother me in any way. The *only* time I even thought about the candy was when we came home from trick-or-treating and I saw the mini Snickers bars in my daughter's bucket. For just a fleeting second I considered looking up the carb count, but then I just as quickly forgot about it and it didn't cross my mind again. THAT is a great victory! I have found that eating low carb really does erase most of the cravings for candy and cookies and sugary things. I love it. I remember just a couple months ago the agony when I thought about *life without cake.* How could I give up cake??? I have already given up so much food-wise and thought there HAD to be a way to have real, actual, sugary cake with buttercream frosting at least once in awhile. It really bothered me a LOT. Now, I have no desire to go back to that. I do not want cake. I do think it is fun to make a low carb version of a baked treat once in awhile, but it isn't essential. However, I do know that all it would take to go back to cake addiction is one slip up. If I eat a candy bar or a couple of cookies I think all bets might be off. so I am staying away from it, trying to hang on to this food sanity that I am enjoying.
My hope is that if I keep on eating the way I am eating, the scale will keep tripping down, down, down. I think I have a pretty good grip on the eating now. Since the scale finally MOVED, I am not changing *anything!* I am going to try to just keep doing what I have done this past week. Only one more pound until I take progress pictures and measurements! I can't wait.
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