I told you last week that I have lost 75 pounds so far on this weight loss journey that I started last summer. It’s been a great experience and I have learned so much about myself and my body, but I still have a long way to go.
Truthfully, I think it’s a lifelong journey. There’s always a new layer of experience waiting to be had.
Can I get an amen?
Lately I have stalled a bit. I’m still eating what I am supposed to and doing my daily exercising. But I have traveled a lot and not been home as much and it’s been harder to really know what is going into my food. Eating out can be a killer on the diet. And I think travel does weird things to my metabolism.
Anyway, I am still at about 75#, alright maybe 75 1/2# lost. But that’s OK because I am still doing everything I am supposed to. I haven’t lost my drive to stick with it.
One of the things I notice makes a huge difference is what I eat for breakfast. When I eat a good, protein rich breakfast I get a better start, have less cravings the rest of the day and more energy.
Before this diet I would eat cereal or toast for breakfast. I always had a slight stomach ache and I never knew why. Well now I know it was the breakfast I was eating because as soon as I started eating just protein and berries that stopped. And I used to drag, but now I have energy to last me well into the rest of the day.
I have several quick options for breakfast.
1. Omelet and blueberries (I put a little chopped up turkey bacon and some grated parmesan cheese, maybe spinach or and mushroom, in my omelet)
2. Hard boiled eggs with slices of turkey bacon and strawberries
3. Plain yogurt with blueberries and cinnamon (this took some getting used to but I like it now)
4. Protein shake (if I’m in a hurry I drink a powdered protein shake mix with almond milk and a little PB2)
5. Scrambled eggs with sprouts and chives
I really don’t need a huge variety of options. I’m a simple girl and I’m happy with a variation of any of these. My diet doesn’t allow dairy (except a tiny bit of dry cheese) except yogurt or fruit except berries. That makes my choices limited, but still tasty and satisfying.
I notice if I skip breakfast I am more likely to have out of control cravings and be more fussy. So even though I generally don’t feel hungry in the mornings I always get some protein in.
Like my momma always said, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
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