This post is for you Tiffany (bloggy friend)- obviously not me as I'm the one writing it =) Anyhow, Tiffany posted a comment requesting a rundown of the foods I eat. So, here it is. This is just a general accounting of what I do right now. Since she hasn't been reading the blog for very long some of this will be a repeat from prior posts. So, here goes...
I am actually doing the Weight Watchers points right now. I follow fairly loosely from home. I just needed a general guideline to help me track my daily intake. I have done WW in the past, gone to meetings etc. etc. but I wanted to do this at home. Part of the reason is because while my hubby is supportive of me losing weight, he thinks that meetings and programs are a waste of time and money....he would rather see me spend $ on a personal trainer or exercise equipment. Anyhow, I have lots of info just skittering around in my noggin. I worked at LA Weight Loss, I've done different programs, I've lost weight, I've gained weight, I've read books, the list goes on and on. So, I have taken little bits and pieces and made it work for me.
First and foremost, the one thing I found true every time I've lost weight, I HAVE to be in the right mind set. I know right now that I am making a lifestyle change. I don't want to struggle and yo-yo the rest of my life. I am making changes that I intend to live with. This is important to note because you must address the issues that cause the weight to begin with. I know I can have a special treat, but not all the time. I know I can have a burger, just not every day. Realizing that there is a difference between hunger and the urge to eat is HUGE for me. Understanding that you will have great days and bad days is important too. Just because you have a bad day though doesn't give you license to give up. If I want this, I have to be willing to make the uncomfortable choices and put the blood, sweat and tears into it. Otherwise, it's not really worth it. If you don't have to work for something, it's easy to take for granted.
I know, I know I was supposed to be telling you what I'm eating....sorry, I got side tracked. Sometimes thoughts just flow. I also find that writing out some of the insightful things I've realized helps me remember them too. Okay, focus, food =)
Breakfast is usually one of two things- applesauce and cottage cheese, or a 2 egg omelette
Lunch- sandwich, fruit, granola bar
Dinner- lots of chicken dishes, steaks, LOTS of veges.
I like to keep things basic! Use tomato sauces instead of creamy sauces. Marinade and grill things. Limit your portions of the fatty stuff. I take a few bites of the stuff that I used to eat like it was going out of style, like Mac'n'Cheese. One of my favorite snacks- popcorn. Also, portion size is important! Eat slowly, drink water with your meal, buy a cookbook with HEALTHY family recipes. Get a buddy or in my case, a blog =)
Losing weight is hard! But, breaking it up into smaller chunks and doing small goals is really helping me this time around. Okay, I'm done with my ramble. Tiff, I hope you got what you were looking for out of this post!