Sunday, January 5, 2014

A month straight of holiday eating and....

I feel cruddy. In November and the first third of December, I was consistently exercising each and every day, and no matter what I ate, I maintained my weight. The past few weeks, however, have been something of a disaster. I am afraid to get on the scale. I see the bloat in my tummy. It's time to get back on track. What I really want to do is go back to clean eating. Veggies and fruits of all varieties. Lean meats. Protein, such as milk and cheese. Whole grains only. My hubby is actually ready to buckle down and do this, too. We still have some food left over from our big New Year's bash which is far from clean, but I am so over it. Yesterday, I made some homemade applesauce (Easy Peasy Applesauce, and it was delicious! It didn't need any added honey, maple syrup, or worst of all, sugar. I think that I will be using it over the next several days as an add-in to oatmeal or a snack on its own. Here's my tentative menu for today. For the next week, I really want to be strict, with lots and lots of steamed veggies, brown rice, no dressings for salad, etc, just until I lose some water weight. Then, I will reintroduce things like whole wheat pastas and breads. I find that following the 100 Days of Real Food Guidelines work well for me.

Steel cut oatmeal made with milk, with Easy Peasy Applesauce

Salad with chicken breast, blue cheese, other veggies, with lemon and avocado as a "dressing"

Here's the hard part...there's one last thing from NYE I wanted to eat, which is a piece of potato pie that my SIL made. I might eat this. If I am really good, I will instead eat brown rice and steamed veggies. Haha.

I just want to kick start my weight loss again and lose all of the water weight that is causing me to look seven months pregnant. Hopefully, it works. It usually does. And then it helps me to eat sensibly for months, which is a definite plus.


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  2. I'm with you girl. I did a 30 day paleo challenge during the month of December. I felt amazing! Once the challenge was over I kind of fell off the wagon on the weekends. I'm back to feeling sluggish and bloated. I need to get myself back on track. Cleaning eating makes a tremendous impact on your quality of life.


  3. The 100 days of real food sounds like a great plan! I should check it out! I hope your plan is still going good for you!


  4. Hi there everyone! I am such a bad blogger! The 100 Days of Real Food is a great guideline for healthy eating. I am also doing Weight Watchers now, which I have lost 20 pounds on, so I finally did get back on that wagon. Easter weekend was my first big challenge since January, but I survived it.