I'm still here--just have been really busy the past couple days and too tuckered out in the evening to post. But except for a carb cheat a couple nights ago I'm very well on track with food and water--but not with formal exercise. My 12 and 10 year old grandkids are going to visit their father out of state for two weeks, so I'll be on vacation at home--no alarm clock going off in the morning. Babysitting my great-granddaughter is play time for me--I don't look on that as a duty. I really do need to get moving on exercise. Failed to do that this week and I'm sure that's why my scale hasn't moved all week--eating well enough to maintain my loss, but not to lose weight. Live and learn, Mern!
Originally Posted by canary52
... Philly cheese steak pizza, Chinese beef with broccoli, ice cream. Thing is, this stuff, besides making me gain weight, is making me feel crappy. And didn't taste that good BTW. Well Ok the ice cream did.
I got off one set of fibro meds and in order for me to see if I can do without them, I have to eat well and take care of myself so HERE I AM...
Hope, no need to come here with your tail between your legs. You tell others to not be ashamed to come here to post their shortcomings on certain days--how 'bout giving yourself the same forgiveness? You deserve it, you know.
Question: do you what it is about the food you ate (in the above quote) -- like is it the carbs, sodium, processed food additives that make you feel bad? Best wishes on the fibro meds change. Your goals and menu yesterday look awesome! Congrats on your stretching yesterday and your -ish work first, play later and Spanish.
Your food intake looked great to me. Full fat dressing works best for me--low fat has too many carbs for me because they take out the fat and add sugar. I don't understand--something wrong with too much grilled fish? Did it put you over in calories or too much mercury or what? I wanna come to your house and eat the menu you posted today, except for the popcorn. I love it but corn is taboo for me because I have no willpower to limit corn as a veggie or as popcorn. Ooooh--I have unsweetened coconut and zero cholesterol egg blend and artificial sweetener. I'm making myself some "plan legal" macaroons for snack tonight--and I'll have some protein with it.
Jenn, looks like you're eating pretty healthfully, even with the muffin for breakfast. Wow, that's great that your glucose was in range after eating chicken souvlaki, rice and greek salad.
Debbie, great job on your food and exercise--and awesome accountability on the wine and crackers. I have to tell you that posting to you that I had a carb binge evening snack the day before yesterday put accountability in mind--last night I chose a cold, lean pork chop and almonds with butter spray, artificial sweetener, and unsweetened cocoa powder for my evening snack. Wow, you're amazing putting together the costumes at the last minute like that--even sewing!
Jenai! Major kudos on the wiggle room in the skinnier stretchy pants!
I keep having good intentions but haven't gotten back to formal exercise, either. I weighed this morning and haven't lost anything at all in the past week, but at least I didn't gain. A tenth of a pound loss tomorrow would make me happy, but it would be a scale fluctuation, not something I worked hard enough for.
Libby, maybe getting that stress level under control will also help with your food control. Do you find you crave sweets more when you're under stress? Huge supportive hugs to ya!