Day Eleven…

Being open to the journey means that I am eager to find ways to participate in the process. I have been on this journey in earnest since September 2017, that is a very long time. How do I keep making this fresh? For one thing, I think it is very important maintain a “beginner’s mind”. I’ve written about this concept before. Having a beginner’s mind means lifting preconceptions about what to expect when approaching… well, anything. It is especially helpful, when it comes to weight loss, or maintenance.

So, how can I keep it fresh this week? I asked myself a question, What if I eat more whole foods? How would that impact my hunger levels? To answer that question, I’m experimenting with is eating more whole foods, and saving SmartPoints for dinner. I have been monitoring my hunger cues by setting my phone timer for 4 hours after I finish each meal. I am finding this challenge as helpful in the same way that giving up dessert was good for me last week.

In keeping with the theme of gratitude, today I am grateful for:

  • Physical Therapy (thank you, Dave you’re helping)
  • Fresh vegetables (colorful, cheerful, and satisfying)
  • Lemon juice (I know it’s weird but true lots of flavor 0 sp.)

I hope you are having a positive journey. I am on your side we can all reach our goals together.

Good Food…

Getting back on track after a holiday food blitz is easier when I have a nice variety of foods available. Here are some interesting and different foods I bought when I went food shopping:

  • Shishito peppers (awesome when grilled)
  • Wild salmon
  • Naan
  • Young coconut
  • Millet
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese / fresh basil / tomoato

I am thinking about why I went so crazy yesterday with the food.. Maybe I’ve been falling into a food rut lately. I need to eat a variety of foods and when I really think about it, lately, I’ve been eating from a limited selection. So I figured some new food options would shake things up a little. Today I toasted some Naan. A full piece racks up some SmartPoints (SP) at 6 SP per piece (I had 1/2 of a piece for 3 SP) but it was delicious and so worth it. I think I made a good choice by balancing it off by having it with zero point turkey breast. The turkey was roasted in the oven and that was a change too.

I guess my final words to leave you with is to get some variety into your diet and to eat good food.