Oooh, that's a good idea.Just checking in after a really busy but great weekend. I had a little brainstorm yesterday, when I realized that there is unused storage in the house. I had DH lock up the the tempting food and viola! Problem solved! Only DH knows the combination. He is very sweet being willing to keep the yummies under lock and key. I actually feel sooo much less stressed knowing that I won't be able to cheat!
That's soooo good to hear Kriii!Otherwise, my exercise is on track, dietary changes in place and I am feeling much better physically overall than I've felt in a long time. I am determined to do this!
Yeah same here. DH would have good intentions, but I'd break him.I'm so glad that the secret closet lock is working so well for you. It would make me absolutely nutso and my poor husband would get no rest until I knew the combo. But I believe that secrets exist for me to crack them!
What about a breadmaker?Researched breads I can make that fit my limits and found some, as long as I substitute chia seeds for xanthum gum. I am an awful cook and baker so this should be interesting!
Made it through the day with no slip ups. Felt slightly jealous of the dog because he gets to take his pills in peanut butter!
That's awesome!!I've been good this week avoiding the forbidden foods and have dropped 2 pounds.
Oh no! What about keeping safe snacks in your purse and sneaking away for a few minutes? Getting too hungry always gets me into trouble. And being a place with no options, that's rough. I hope you've recovered and are feeling better.I usually eat beforehand if dining out in case there aren't any good options or will bring my own food, but did not have time to eat beforehand and certainly would not bring food to a wedding reception. Big mistake to go hungry! There was literally nothing I could eat due to being either non - vegan or having something I was sensitive to. I was starving and ended up eating things I was sensitive to. Still paying the price. Other than that, doing well.
Fresh tomatoes are the best! I'm glad you are starting to feel well enough to think about reintroduction. I hope that eventually a few more of your favorite foods make it into the rotation.Thank you for the encouragement! I really appreciate the support from other bloggers here. A lot of people who know me don't really understand why healthy foods are off limits and think I'm being overly picky. I think people are used to thinking of more traditional diets, when only the unhealthy foods are avoided. I am soooo grateful that raisins are allowed. They are my absolute favorite food in the world and I eat a dish of them mixed with apple slices before bed every night! Also grateful for tomatoes being permissible. I go through a serious number of cherry tomatoes every day. I am starting to think about which food to reintroduce first. Though I'd love for it to be peanut butter or bread (no surprise for anyone who reads this blog), I don't think it will be. Nuts and breads really make me feel bad and I suspect they won't be reintroduced easily. I'm thinking asparagus or baby kale. I used to eat these daily and really miss both. Have a great weekend everyone!
I'm glad the peanut butter slip didn't cause too many problems. Eating out must have felt wonderful! You are doing a great job!Checking in for the week. Had a MAJOR slip a few days ago. Dipped apples directly into the peanut butter jar and killed off almost a whole small sized jar of peanut butter. Sooo yummy! I think the gut issues must be getting better because I didn't feel nearly as bad as I would have a few months ago and I didn't swell up the next day. I did feel it though. On track and eating correctly otherwise this week. Exercise, water intake and caffeine limits have been very good. Read up on "mindful eating" and am finding these strategies are very helpful. Had dinner with friends last night and was soooo happy that they commented that I am looking a lot better physically. My energy is really up! I was able to call ahead and have the restaurant prepare a meal that I could eat! My weight has been good also. I have had to make a mental adjustment in regards to weight. Now that I'm officially post menopause, any weight I hold goes straight to my midsection. I have found it to be true that women will gain 5-10 pounds after going through the change. I was in the 110-113 range a year ago and now tend to hover in the 115-120 range. This is not a humble brag and I do realize that I'm still doing well weight wise. It is just much harder to keep weight off these days, especially when I have cravings. I really just want to fit into all of my clothes from last winter! Maybe my weight will go down when the cravings finally cease, but it doesn't I'll just have to accept it. Really weight is just a number and health is what matters. Best of luck this week to all of my fellow bloggers in meeting your personal health and fitness goals!
That's awesome! You're doing great Kriii!!Had dinner with friends last night and was soooo happy that they commented that I am looking a lot better physically. My energy is really up! I was able to call ahead and have the restaurant prepare a meal that I could eat! My weight has been good also.
Holy moly!!! Are you a postal worker that walks their entire route or what, that's a lot of steps!! Good job though. You're doing great and I'm so glad you're sleeping better. It's so hard to focus on any other goals if you're not sleeping well.I'm averaging 15,000 to 17,000 steps most days so I'm happy with that.
Love this! You have such a great, positive attitude.A little down but not defeated!
You're doing great Kriii. I hope you're having a wonderful week!!OK, so I reviewed my food journals and I have figured out why I am gaining weight. True, it is harder to lose or maintain weight after "the change" but I see that I have been compensating for the foods I've eliminated by overindulging in some high calorie substitutes. Raisins are a big culprit in my weight gain I suspect. I eat way too many of them so I cut them out yesterday and will keep them as an occasional treat. I burn an average of 1500-1700 calories a day, including during sleep, and that is only if I exercise. I started my diet yesterday and already the weight is starting to come off. I do retain water and the loss is probably just a loss of bloat but it still is encouraging. I've added some of the veggies that I am sensitive to back into my diet with no ill effects. I am really happy about that! Yesterday I ate about 1400 calories so that is a good start for day one! No hunger either, since I filled up on fruits, veggies and legumes. Really I ate pretty much as usual but cut out the raisins and watched the portion sizes. I am going to get more comfortable in my blue jeans! Happy Sunday everyone!