Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fight The Fat Remotivation Day 7 and Eve to Easter Midweek Update #13: Starting to Turn This Boat Around! And My Ready for Summer Freggie Pick for "Try Something New"

Tanita-san: 181.2

Okay, one good caloric day under my belt at last. This is a bigger victory than it sounds, as I've been lax, with 1700-1800 being more the norm. I kept my starch down. As expected, some water loss shows up on the scale.

Yesterday, I stayed under 1500, just a bit,  but under. :D

I remember when 1400 calories seemed a cinch to keep to. Sigh.

One thing I learned early in the journey, in my readings first (I love me studies), and then in experience, is that it takes a while to adapt to lowering calories. And if you eat higher calories, then it's harder to readapt. So, I'm in the readapting to a lower caloric state.

I'll tell you, I envy the folks who can eat 1800, 2000 or more calories and be lean. Lucky you. :D

I want to keep fighting and get back my "adaptation".

On the movement front: I took a rest day yesterday, and it was good.  I needed to catch up on sleep and still a bit. Focus. Focus.

Today, I need to be active. I'll be getting out the exercise mat and doing some stretching and core exercises, then I'll walk or do some other cardio.

Generous fluids. Calories at 1500 or fewer. Meditation. Affirmations. Movement. Good habits. Freggies galore.

It's how we get this boat fully back on course and keep it there.

I pick up my organic coop share today, so I'll be nicely restocked. I need to hit Whole Foods for some grassfed ground beef for hubby's meat sauce for gf pasta and a lot of chicken breasts for the week. And my pasteured organic eggs. :D I eat eggs for breakfast daily, and no, I don't get sick of eggs. I'm my daddy's girl--he loved his eggs. :)

Speaking of edibles: Japanese sweet potato.

That's gonna be my "try something new" mini-challenge item for the Ready for Summer Challenge.  I've had regular sweet potato and the the Cuban/Caribbean version (I have no idea what y'all call it in English) of sweet potato (it's pale). But I've never had the Japanese one, and it's in my coop share. So, might as well go for it. :D It can be my starch serving in a meal this week.

It's been in the share list before, but I didn't have it (avoiding starches like mad then). I sometimes give stuff from my share away, if I don't think we'll eat it. But this time, it's MINE! :)

As a Japanophile...this makes me happy in a weird little way. I think of the little kids growing and selling baked sweet potatoes (I posted a youtube video or pics of this some time back.)  How cute, right?

Okay, I wanted to get this post done to set my focus for the day.

On we well...

"The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable prerequisite for success." 
~~Maxwell Maltz

" For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
~~Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)


Suzan said...

I love Japanese yams. I put lime and chili powder on them. Sometimes coconut oil as well.

Mina said...

I've never even seen a Japanese yam! Clearly my local Pathmark is a little lackluster in the produce section. I really need to start hitting up Trader Joe's and the Farmer's Market.

Jo said...

I have found that if I take a day or two or a week, and say I will cut out starch, or sugar, or flour, or get more fiber, or water, or broccoli, or whatever, it helps me to focus on that and try to make it become a habit. It's so easy to let junk slip back into our diets when we blink for a second. Glad the scale is headed downward for you.

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PlumPetals said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the Japanese sweet potato!