I thought it was time to update on my weight loss status. I am still at 20lbs down, but I wanted to let you know how I have been doing it.
I found this great website calorie counter it is a blessing. You can track everything you eat, all your exercise and weight loss trends. It truly is amazing.
Over the past few months I have learned to only eat what my body needs, not just what I want. I used to eat whenever I wanted with little regard to whether I actually needed to eat. Now I eat when my body is hungry, I eat to live. I no longer live to eat. It is very freeing to be able to say what I just said.
My day usually start with coffee, and then moves on to food. Sometimes I will choose to eat fruit in the morning, like an orange. They are sweet, have fiber and seem to make my morning even better. There are times I will have two eggs scrambled with salt and pepper, then I put it on toasted sandwhich thins...they are only 100 calorie bread thins. This makes a good breakfast! For lunch I will have a huge salad (just greens) and a boneless, skinless chicken breast, with Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing, only 35 calories for 2 tbsp. Dinner is something similar to lunch.
I do buy snacks, but they are the healthy snacks. For example; Laughing cow cheese (35 cals), special k bars (90 cals), a hersheys nugget w/almonds (1 @40 cals), a half cup of low fat cottage cheese (80-100 cals), these are all healthy low fat snacks that won't undo all your hard work. One other thing I just love to snack on is good old Edemame (soybeans), I buy a bag of frozen and when I am in the mood for something salty and yummy I thaw some out and snack on those, now that's what I'm talkin' about!
I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*