After my rant the other day, I felt so much better and able to focus on what I needed to do. That's one thing I love about blogging: it's not just a way to vent, but it's a way to cope (without eating) and get my thoughts in order. No more negativity rumbling around in my head... it's all out there on (virtual) paper, leaving room for the productive, positive thinking I so need right now!
The mini fridge is moved to the dining room and stocked (well, in a very miniature way) with healthier foods. Tonight's dinner will be chili made from grass fed beef, canned tomatoes, and fresh celery, onions, garlic, and beans. I'll do my thing where I don't add the beans until the very end, but take a portion out for me to have beanless (lower carb) chili which I will add more veggies to, like I do with my taco soup. My family is opposed to zucchini, carrots and mushrooms in their chili so I cook those separately and add them to my portion at the end. So delicious!
The mini fridge has a small ice compartment too, so I am back to making some protein shakes for breakfast or lunch. We also have some hard boiled eggs and string cheese, nuts, and fresh fruit for snacks. I feel so much better already. Just those few days of junk reminded me of how lousy it feels to be stuck in a cycle of eating sugar and carbs, craving more, having low energy, waking up tired, craving more... I no longer want that to be my life. I even woke up one night with reflux! I haven't had that problem in SO long, but it was enough to remind me of the misery I used to live in daily, sleeping propped up on pillows every night and waking up choking on my own acid reflux. Yuck! It makes me so thankful that I was able to escape that 280+ pound nightmare, for good.
It's going to be a super busy week, but I am especially looking forward to my first CSA box arriving! It might be a challenge with no big fridge, but that's just more incentive to get those healthy veggies used and eaten before they spoil. It's going to be a great day, hope it is for you too!
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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