Brrr! The snow has hit! It is chilly! I have no idea why I haven’t turned my heat on in my apt – I hate sleeping in a warm room so maybe this is part of it? Who knows but I think Simon is starting to get grumpy!
Monday morning I woke up late (even later than usual!) and I was heading out of my room and stepped on a vacuum attachment. UGH! It hurt! And I tweaked my ankle a bit. The only thing I could think of is if I couldn’t run anymore because I’m a slob I am going to be crabby pants!
Then I spilled coffee in my car – akk, liquid gold! I know – I really do live a hard life.
A couple of weeks ago, I talked about how I was going to limit my intake of carbs. I should clarify my definition of “carbs” – bread/noodles/rice/whatever and starches. My co-worker was giving me a hard time that I don’t know the proper definition. Maybe not but this is what I am going with! The first few days, I would have traded my pinky finger for a bowl of Frosted Blueberry Mini Wheats! But as the days passed it got easier. I didn’t drop carby goodness all together rather staying away from them for breakfast and lunch; dinner they are back on the table!
Again, the first couple of days, I went really overboard at night. I felt as though I was depriving myself and I just MISSED (mostly) bread. The deprivation didn’t stick around and it got easier and easier. I also found I don’t snack as much and I think my diet seems healthier. I didn’t realize how much I depended on quick foods i.e. processed.
No more granola bars, breakfast bars, some snacky-type items or a lot of sandwiches (at least during lunch). This is going fairly well, although there are times when I miss having these fast options. I do realize these were empty calories especially considering they didn’t keep me full for very long. Lunch is my hardest meal since I can’t quite figure out an easy/quick menu. I also depend heavily on dairy. Oh and eggs – I should own some chickens! Habits are hard to break and I’m lazy when it comes to meal planning. I do feel this is more of a lifestyle change so it’s still a work in progress.
Because there are so many types of meal plans out there, I needed to consider where I was going to fall – was I going to eat beans? Fruit during the day? Dairy or no dairy? As I stated, I am keeping the dairy and I avoided my beloved bananas initially. I missed having bananas for breaky so I knew I was going to bring this back. I’ve been wishy-washy on beans (they are not paleo approved) but I want to keep these for dinner.
Are there any changes? Actually I am not sure. I do know I’m losing inches but considering I’m running as well I’m not sure which is a result of which. My food choices are healthier and I feel full longer. I *think* I’m eating a little less sugar too but let’s not go overboard just yet! This is not even close to an overnight process for me!
Any good ideas for lunches? I think vegetarian would be good options but ones that don’t rely on breads, rice or noodles…