Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's safe until I start sprouting long ears

First off, I want to say thank you for all the nice comments and encouragement ! I have no intention of giving up the journey for a lot of reasons, but it is always helpful to get those pats on the back when you are feeling low. This stall zone has been happening for me for the last 7 months, and I have tried mixing up the plan, mixing up the foods, not eating my activity points, eating my activity points, dropping carbs, doing only whole grains,the Wendi Plan and nothing works. For whatever reason, my body in it's infinite wisdom is keeping me right at this weight as it deals with other factors at this time it seems. When it is ready, it will move those scale numbers. Measurements for myself ? Changes but not towards a smaller number either. I have actually gained in my hips, my bust and my neck. For me personally, I have less faith in the tape measure than I do the scales.Yet, I am wearing 2 sizes smaller in clothes, smaller sized shoes, smaller sized ring so something is happening positive. I feel more energetic, stronger, more vital and those are more important things than numbers.

Yesterday as we were heading off to the store my intuition started speaking up, telling me that at this time of the year I need to eat more veggies. Non starchy ones, and perhaps less fruits. I get an average of 12 servings of fruits and veggies per day because I really enjoy them taste wise and I enjoy the way I feel from eating them even more. I think I will try to make it my goal for this week to eat even more veggies to see if this helps. Perhaps I have an inner desire to become a rabbit or something.

Yesterday's particulars
Wii fit 30 min ( 5 min balance 25 min run)
walk 45 min ( note to self- hold off doing this for a while still if you must go
grocery shopping.Your knees do not appreciate this at this stage and complain loudly)

Filling foods 15
water 12

Breakfast- our Saturday favorite !
Pumpkin oats ( 1/2 c oats, 1/2 c pumpkin,1 1/4 c water,1 t cinnamon,2 t brown sugar)
topped with 1/4 c dried cranberry cherry mix, 1 T almond sesame seed pepita mix,
1T coconut,1 T flax meal,1T wheat bran,1 T goji berries,1 t olive oil
Yo plus digestive yogert
(Note- why the goji berries ? They are good antioxidants that can help improve your eyesight,liver function and overall health)

Lunch- so sorry Subway, you ain't veggie enough for me !
Homemade veggie sub ( 6 inch Whole wheat roll, hummus,swiss cheese,cucumber,red pepper
avacado,spring mix -I was really craving a sandwich like this and broke my no
bread rule to have it because I could not think of another medium to make it with)
1/3 c marinated mushrooms 1/3 Asian Pear( our try it food for the week)
Fuji Apple,3/4 c Baby carrots
Diet Sierra Mist

Dinner- the new comfort food
Chicken Asiago Spinach sausage in marinara sauce over whole wheat couscous
tossed salad ( spring mix, mushrooms, cucumbers, green onions,red peppers,avacado)
Water,Wihbone salad spritzers ( contains high fructose corn syrup and other undesirable things so I am going to experiment with some alternatives when this runs out, like flavored balsamic
vinegars- I do love the spray portion control though !)

snacks throughout the day
1/2 c Sugar free jello ( I would love to wean myself off of these ! Not real food!)
1/2 c sugar free chocolate pudding (see above)
Fuji apple

1 Kellogs Fiber Plus antioxidant chewy bar(Dark chocolate almond)- tastes sort of like an almond joy candy bar with grahm craker crust. 2 points- like candy but less calories.I definately prefer TLC bars if I am going to eat a bar.


Mrs. Sheila said...

Can you resuse the spritzer bottle? If so, that would be a great way to experiment your own dressing, and keep your portion control that you like!

I love veggies too, but I do not eat starchy veggies nor higher glycemic veggies. I love the greens and fiberous ones though!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

The bottle can be reused, and my plan is to try refilling it with one or a combination of flavored vinegars I have made. Balsamic vinegar combines with just about any herb or fruit is a very tasty thing. I have 10 different varieties I have made in my cabinet, and it is just a matter of finding the one I like best.

With the GI index and veggies I had been trying to avoid them, and it seemed to make no impact on my body.Corn, carrots, and whole wheat ,no problem. Bread and crackers however, no matter how high fiber and low GI they come to, really throws me for a loop. I think each body has a specific tolerance level and it definitely does help to find the ones that do you the most harm and avoid them.

TJ said...

Seriously long plateaus suck, don't they? Mine wasn't as long, but it would get me down sometimes.
Good for you, knowing that it's your body doing what it needs for itself. I'm perimenopausal and this has truly been a 'journey'. :)

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

All we can do is know we are doing the best we can, just hang on and focus on the scenery around us on that journey. Those little things like discovering you actually like fresh fruit more than ice cream or just how interesting your body proportions can become. I don't think you ever realize these rhings in your younger and more predictable years !

JC said...

Good morning, I'm out visiting in Bloggerville and I happened by your site. How exactly I got here I don't remember. I couldn't resist the title. I love your site and will go back a read some of your earlier posts. I love that you post pictures of your food and give great detail.

I did look at your side bar and you have done well. The scale will start to go down again just make sure you continue to stay the course/program and don't get discouraged. I'm about half way to my goal and have been on this journey for two years now. I came to the realization that having been heavy all my life (I'm 55) that it will take some major time to make major changes.

I've enjoyed my visit and will be back again.

Losing Myself said...

Veggies are so good. I don't get enough of them, but am trying to remedy that. You are doing so good.


Skye's the Limit said...

"I feel more energetic, stronger, more vital and those are more important things than numbers."

Great attitude Di! To me, this is what is most important - you are feeling better! Keep up the great job!

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