Got on the scale today, as promised. Scale says 228. That's 2 pounds lost this week.
I am neither excited nor disappointed in this. I feel pretty ambivalent, or maybe deflated, about scale numbers right now. I see the big picture, how they're meaningless in the short run, and how losing a pound or two here or there means nothing at all. What matters is my health, how I feel, my pain level, and yes, weight in the *long run.* Ask me if I am celebrating my weight loss in a month or two. Then I'll know.
My eating was decent this week. I stayed grain free, very low sugar, high fruits and veggies. I didn't count calories every day but on the days I did, I tended to be between 1200 and 1500 calories and around 130-150 grams of carbs. My protein has been adequate, my fat level maybe a bit high. I have kept my sodium down and potassium up, and my blood pressure is looking a little better. I think I feel a little better overall without the grains, but it's too soon to tell. I do have less joint pain since I am staying off the refined sugar. My foot pain is generally between 8 and 9.5 out of 10 the last few days.
This week I ate plenty of vegetables. I made some soups, had several green smoothies, and last night had a stroganoff made with lots of mushrooms and onions, and zucchini instead of noodles. This week's going to be more of the same. On our trip to the grocery store today, we bought yellow squash, pears, mangoes, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, bananas, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, spinach, pomegranates, and frozen peas. I also bought a papaya. I don't think I have ever had a fresh papaya, so why not? We'll see what it's like.
The only food that "bothered" me this week was almond butter. I ate too much of that. It is so good and so easy to overindulge in it. Aside from that, I did fairly well.
This coming week I will keep eating for health and try to bike when I can. I see the doctor in a couple of days and will be asking for some new referrals. Will see what he has to say.
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