Another rough week… I am trying really hard not to get discouraged. I am down another pound and another half inch off of my waist. The real disappointment is not in the numbers.. it is in my lack of will power and determination. I have still not started working out. So I know that every pound down is a mix of fat and muscle.
I am really starting to get all of the food stuff down. For the first time in my life I am really thinking about what I am putting into my body. Mind you, I am still eating a lot of crap…but when I do, I know that it’s crap.. It is exciting and frustrating all at the same time. I am still shocked when I think about how many salads that I ate in the past thinking they were good for me and then figuring out I might as well have eaten a brownie. (Think about all those lost brownies.. I think I need a moment.)
Yesterday Steve helped me make two big batches of soup. I made the Quick Black Bean Soup. Steve made a pot of the Curried Split Pea Soup. I put all of the soup in single serving containers and then froze most of it. I can have a quick salad and a container of soup for lunch. I also found some great salad dressing this weekend. The calorie count makes up for the minor loss in taste. A little bit of pepper and a lot of veggies and it was actually pretty good.
I finished up my first bottle of Lipitor and will be picking up prescription #2 tonight. I really wish I had held off on the meds so that I could really see what my change in eating habits has done to the numbers. Hopefully my numbers will be low enough at my 3 month check up that I will be able to give it a go without the meds.
If you have an awesome low-fat meal your family enjoys shoot me an email or link it here. I would love to start adding some variety to our dinners.