A little more about me:
I started PB and did great. I lost 30 pounds in 6 months. My mood was remarkably stable considering how busy we were at work and my incompatibility with my then boss. My acne was clearing up, I had lots of energy- I even felt like running. I hate to run. I bought VFFs (I grew up practically barefoot- going back to that made sense) and love them- even if I didn't get the size quite right.
This lasted until around September or October of last year and then I started falling off the wagon. My seasonal affective disorder accompanied by an absurdly long "busy season" at work and a boss that drove me batty (and not in a good way, like MDA's Batty) conspired to keep me on sugar and coffee just "to get me through." Add 10#.
I (finally) moved to Colorado in mid-June and loved the sun and walking available to me. Keeping in mind the eating guidelines, I lost 6#. However, between going back on the phones for customer service (it was the only way to move and keep my employer- even though I hate it) and the general "new city, no friends" issues, I have regained that weight.
I have dysthemia and SAD and they're getting the best of me right now. However, I'm back in a (more or less) writing department, and I'm no longer stressing out about the pack trip, so it's time to tackle those issues. I intend to get my hands on The Mood Cure (12 says you're low seratonin. I scored 36. Does that mean I won?) and other books to see what I can do about tackling this myself. I am also not going to do what I did last night which is look at the wagon, look at the hard ground off of it, and decide to step off anyway. I will be reading through these forums since I know there's a lot of good information out here. I would be very grateful for any feedback that you all might be willing to give.
B- bacon and cheese omelette, coffee, half and half, coconut oil (in the coffee)
L- Salted Caramel Latte from Starbucks. Meh- not impressed.
S- chocolate Almond Butter, Tanka bites
D- Half a bag of Parmisan potato chips (the good kind, just potatos, parmisan and sunflower oil), berries and keifer, two slices of cheesecake, two (pretty awful) wine coolers, rumplemintz and sparkling water.
On the up side- I got in about 3 miles of moving slowly when I walked to the grocery store to buy the off-plan foods. Also- from a SAD (Standard American Diet) point of view- that wasn't a terrible dinner. Not good- but it could have been worse. I'm still tickled that I now consider sweet gerkins to be a "cheat." After all, doesn't McDonalds consider them a vegetable?
B- Bacon and cheese omelette, coffee, half and half, a little coconut oil.
At least I seem to start well . . .