I've been eating breakfast every day, usually a bowl of healthy cereal and some fruit. Lunch for the most part has consisted of a turkey sandwich with some extra lettuce and cucumbers thrown in. I've been choosing water over Dr. Pepper and limiting my nighttime snacking to a helping of fruit. I did serve a spinach/greens salad with dinner the other night and I made myself have a bowl of that first. I'm sorry to say that I cannot eat a salad without at least a dusting of Ranch dressing. I discovered that I couldn't tolerate the spinach in my salad as much as I thought I could, and even with the dressing, I had to force myself to choke it down. The more I ate, the more it tasted like weeds to me. Or, what I imagine weeds to taste like.
As far as activity and exercise goes, there's been none to speak of. I did get up the other morning at 5am to go walking only to discover that it's still dark at 5. Remember my worst-case/safety paranoia? Yeah, I don't go out in the neighborhood when it's dark outside. I went back to bed. Hours later it occurred to me that it probably would've been light enough if I'd only waited 30 minutes. I'll have to test that theory sometime.
Yesterday was a day of poor choices. Breakfast consisted of donuts brought by my sister-in-law, dinner was a chicken sandwich from Jack in the Box while rushing to VBS, and Dr. Pepper was abundant. However, I did only eat 1 small cookie during the reception after VBS, and considering there were 5 large folding tables laden with every kind of cookie imaginable, I think that's quite a feat.
I got on the scale this morning to discover that I have lost 4lbs. Like I said, I have a great metabolism. Little changes are making a big difference. It's either that or the fact that I finally shaved my legs this morning. Either one could account for the weight loss.
not a cook and I am a picky eater so I find myself at a complete loss sometimes as to what I should eat, but at least I am thinking about everything instead of shoveling it all in no matter the consequences.
So it's slow going with only baby steps, but at least they are steps in the right direction. My next step is to figure out some kind of exercise plan. That in itself will be a workout of epic proportions. Too bad planning and scheduling doesn't tone muscles; I would be in excellent shape!
*Day 8: 144lbs and still an immobile slug