Yesterday I tracked my food. I ended up with 1634 calories, 107 g protein, and 133 g carbs. This is more in line with my goals, but I still want to get the calories lower so my goal today is around 1400. I am still focused on eating plenty of produce; today I've had a big plate of spinach sauteed in olive oil with fresh garlic, some papaya (more on that later), and my homemade loaded fake potato soup. No fruit yet, but will have a serving this afternoon.
I am very hopeful that this year will be as good as last year was bad. I think this is the year I will not only escape obesity permanently, but also will escape my chronic foot pain. I've been really successful so far with my goals of eating more produce, weighing on a regular basis, and getting started with tracking calories again. It might not seem like much, but it's a huge stride for me. Ever since October, I've been really struggling. All within one month last fall, I fell and injured my foot, ending up on crutches for 4 weeks, my best friend died, and my blood pressure shot up to 'hypertensive crisis' level, sending me to the ER. I've been having a very difficult time physically and emotionally since then. I am glad things are starting to finally turn around. I've lowered my old blood pressure med by more than half and am taking the new one now, and one very interesting change is that I feel like a dark curtain has lifted. Hard to explain, but I told a friend it was like I had a brick on my head and someone just took it off. I also slept six hours straight for two nights in a row! I have not slept more than 3-4 hours straight in many months. So I hope this keeps up. My foot pain is just as bad but I have hope about that as well. Things are finally looking up!