After I wrote that post yesterday I was absolutely determined to first, make a plan to go visit my friend and second, get this weight off. Today I talked to her on the phone for an hour and we are both excited that I'll be taking my daughter and maybe youngest son to visit her before the end of summer. Thank you for the very interesting discussion in the comments, too. I appreciate the insights.
Today the goals were: get off the junk and carbs and eat a lot less.
Breakfast: black decaf coffee, 2 bacon, 1/4 of an avocado
iced coffee with cream and stevia
Lunch: I made this soup Creamy Leek and Salmon Soup but made some modifications to cut the calories: used cooking spray instead of butter, about 1/4 the amount of salmon and only about 1/3 cup of coconut milk instead of 1 3/4 cup. I also used shallots instead of leeks because that's what I had. I added some Mrs. Dash and some dried dill as well. This made a less creamy, more broth-y soup with a lot less fat and calories. I like this soup and have a feeling I'll be eating a lot more soups, because they are mostly broth and filling without being caloric. Had one small bowl for lunch.
Snack when hungry: some cherries
more iced coffee with cream (I use 1 to 2 Tbsp per large glass)
Dinner: another bowl of salmon soup.
Very hungry so I had a packet of "protein balls" that is pretty low calorie, high protein, low carb. I have a box of protein bars, shake packets, and other low carb foods left from reviews I have done and things I got for free, and I will use these when I am really hungry. They sell those protein balls at Walmart pretty cheap.
I found some packets of "protein water" stuff in my box. It's 60 calories, grape flavored, and only protein (no carbs) so I put it in my water bottle with some ice and sipped it when I got hungry.
Before bed I was having major carb/sugar withdrawals and feeling starved. I ate a few pork rinds, 2 slices of cheese, and a handful of cherries and felt much better.
I drank a lot of water and made sure I took all of my vitamins and supplements.
A good "day 1" of getting back off the junk and carbs. Will do it again tomorrow.
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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