Incidentally, I bought the raspberry chipotle sauce to make an appetizer. You take a block of cream cheese (reduced fat, if you like) and just pour some of the raspberry chipotle sauce on it. Then provide wheat crackers for dipping. Easy peasy! And very tasty!
I had a good food day yesterday. Actually ate a piece of whole grain bread with a little peanut butter on it in the evening because I knew I had not had enough calories for the day. But I was satisfied all day.
I did not work out this morning. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, except I was tired and very achy and I had overslept a little, which is what happens when I take something to help me sleep. I cannot use this excuse because I could use it on any given day. I’m just so tired of being tired and hurting. But I have to get my mind into gear. I will still lose weight if I keep my food on track, but I know how important those workouts are for my overall lifestyle change.
It occurs to me that I may have to work more on pain control. I may need to take pain meds on a more regular basis to keep things under better control, so I can better do what I need to do to permanently get better, which is lose weight. I am finding myself struggling more consistently with pain again (with all the added activity lately). I think for the rest of the week I will try taking my meds when it is time to take them, instead of waiting until I am hurting so much that it takes a long time for them to work. If I can do that for a couple of weeks and really focus on getting some more pounds off, I am okay with it. I don’t want to be dependent on meds, but right now, that is where I am. As long as I am progressing, I can feel okay about that. (Please understand I do not mean taking more meds than I am supposed to. I mean taking them at the prescribed times instead of waiting until I am in a lot more pain to take them.) I go to the doctor next Monday and I will talk to her about this and make sure we are on the same page.
I just read an article about a woman who lost 170 pounds. For her, giving up dairy products was a big key. Her weight really started dropping after that. The article talked about how many people have allergies to dairy products and how this can cause cravings, as well as have a lot of negative consequences in the body, such as inflammation, packing on belly fat, insulin resistance, etc. When I think about giving up dairy, I just don’t want to do it. I love cheese, for one thing, and my favorite breakfast these days is Greek yogurt. But if it brought results and made me feel better – I know inflammation is a big thing – wouldn’t it be worth it? I will have to give it some thought and maybe give it a try for a week and see how I do. She certainly looks good after losing 170 pounds!
Bottom line, I want to feel better.
I did okay with my food today. I visited the candy bowl for peppermints a little more than I should have, but I think my calories were still in line with my plan. I probably should go back to logging everything. I just got busy and things got in the way.
Time for bed, so I am going to close. I hope everyone’s week is going well and you are living the life you want to live.