Simple concept. Why is it so difficult to do? For some reason it’s so easy to reverse the two, especially if you have an office job or other sedentary lifestyle. Truth is, I love to move… love to exercise, love to sweat… but find my schedule so harried most of the time that I can scarcely get done what needs done.
Last Thursday (week and two days ago) I started my journey (again), challenged by a friend to return to a healthy lifestyle and weight… (thank you!). since then, I’ve been exercising as much as possible and made a drastic change in eating habits. I’ve done a little research on keto and other diets, but in the end really decided to go with my “own”… I think I’ll call it my “God’s Green Earth” diet.
Pretty much, my diet consists of the things you find in natural form on Gods Green Earth.. fruits and vegetables and lean proteins…. no processed foods (except maybe some cheese) , no refined sugars, no processed carbs (I would add natural carbs like potatoes at some point but haven’t yet). Black coffee, lots of salads, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and lots of fruit… and black coffee.
I thought I would be very hungry, but I have truly found that I’m not. Last night was a real test for me, which I passed. We have an Ice cream place called the Meadows near us with delicious treats. I took my girls there after a quick trip to Lowe’s and bought them ice cream but passed on my own.
One funny aside from the trip… as we pulled up to the sign, my fifteen year old said, “I can’t read the screen”. My 22 year old said, “wow. You can tell you live in a digital generation when you refer to the wooden sign as a ‘screen’”. I began to read the ‘screen’ to her and said, “they have “Arctic Squirrel” instead of Arctic Swirl. Lol. The girls thought that was hilarious.
My new favorite snack is toasted peppers… yes toasted not roasted. I cut peppers into wide strips and then sprinkle them with either finely shredded chicken or turkey and a tiny bit of cheese and toast them in the toaster oven. Crunchy low carb snack.
Oh… and I have established a weight loss goal… because it’s important to have goals… more on that later!
Keep praying for me. I can already feel a difference but I know I’m a few weeks away from other people being able to see a difference. I truly would like to exercise more but would sacrifice reading/devotion/writing time to do so. Pray that I can find the right balance. (If only I hit the lottery and could retire…)
Be blessed, my friemds