Happy Memorial Day!
This is a low key day for us. I'm doing a bit of laundry and John sprayed weeds before watching some Cardinal baseball on TV. I've been watching with him.
Two weeks ago I made up my mind to take control of my eating as I'm overweight and I'm ready to face up to it and do something about it.
I made two lists: the "YES" foods and the "NO" foods and they are on the side of the fridge as reminders.
Then, from the YES list I made a grocery shopping list and stuck to it. Since that time, I have remained faithful and have begun to lose weight. Since I like everything that is on my list, I'm eating things that I enjoy and it's not a burden. I don't stray from the list, as I eat when I get hungry (and only then, no snacking due to boredom, etc.), and I eat enough to feel satisfied, without needing to overeat. This has been the easiest diet that I've ever undertaken.
For my mid-day late lunch today, I made a salad with romaine lettuce and added these:
strawberries, blueberries, pear, grape tomatoes, a sprinkling of finely shredded Parmesan, pecan pieces, and a light dressing drizzled over the salad, then tossed.
It was very yummy!
My beverage was peach tea from a mix.
I plan to remain on the diet until reaching a weight that I'm ok with and, if I reach that, I will definitely have to modify my former eating habits, if I want to maintain the new weight. I'm seeing an endocrinologist tomorrow as I have a thyroid disease and I'm interested in what she will have to say. Besides dealing with these extra pounds that added up quickly, I also have hot flashes and sweats that seem uncontrollable. It would be wonderful if she can address both issues and offer some help. Perhaps she might also comment on my curly hair.
Thanks for your visits and comments!
I hope you are having an enjoyable day!
xo xo xo