thats a great idea, Sabine! Just not practical for us. And I know myself well enough to know that if I know he has a stash - when I'm feeling weak - I'm gonna raid it! He likes to have cookies and junk at work - I'm going to ask him to please limit his snacking on junk food to the shop - and leave the home front healthy.
I put in my 2.75 mile loop again today. It feels good to be walking again. I LOVE biking - and it does burn more calories, but I feel like walking gives my body a better overall workout. Biking gives my legs a workout, especially my upper legs, but I don't feel it much anywhere else. Walking is good for the whole body. All my legs, my butt, my stomach, my back and a little in my arms (maybe). So, even though biking burns more calories - I'm going to keep walking. I'll bike with my honey for the fun of it!
Does it get any better than having salmon for breakfast? I finished off the omelet that had for dinner last night. YUMMY --- AND, I get to have it again for dinner! yeah! I sure hope our fishermen customers start getting generous with their catches cuz our freezer is looking very un-fishy! SAD DAY! I think I have 2 packages of Ling Cod (ick) and 4 or 5 salmon filets. That will only last a few months! I'm going to have to get my husband up and going for salmon fishing......... This could be a challenge cuz he's going to want to be at the lake on the boat all the time! If I can find a good place to salmon fish up NEAR the lake we can do BOTH! That will be my mission for the summer........... to find a good salmon fishing place up near the lake.
I still don't have the results of the saliva test. I wonder if she will even post it before my appt. I was hoping something was amiss so we could work on fixing it - at least I would have an answer for my weight loss stall. If there is nothing then I will have to buck up and seriously look at the way I'm eating. I haven't had any alcohol since the 8th - and no dark chocolate for about 3 weeks. I'm not eating bacon anymore either. I would think all that would help - since they are all very high fat/high calorie items - than I tended to have too much of. I guess I will forever be wrestling with the learning curve when it comes to finding a balance between nutrition and enjoying what I eat. It can't all be about whats healthy........ Food is supposed to be enjoyable - why else do we have taste buds? If it weren't for taste buds - we would all be eating brussel sprouts and liver and onions (I know, some of you truly enjoy those flavors...... me, not so much) But, we have yummy things like watermelon! healthy, but too much sugar. Dark chocolate - antioxidants, but loads of fat and some sugar! Ice cream.......... just plain YUMMO! but again, fat and sugar. Fat and sugar are my downfall!
So, I've pretty much come to the point of realizing that marrying my husband and adopting his poor eating habits is NOT his fault! Although, its so much easier to point the finger out than "in", you know? I always struggled to keep my weight under 140 when I was married to my ex........ when I hit 156 I promptly joined weight watchers and took it off, but it was a slow process. I think I have a genetic propensity (sp???) to be heavy. My 3 older sister have been obese most of their adult lives as well. Add in the emotional aspect of food, the comfort thing, and it spells out O-B-E-S-E Tomi! I always prided myself in staying "thin", as compared to my sisters......... at the age of 40 I was still in pretty good shape.......... then the divorce, the struggle to find work, the move to Oregon, the new marriage with the step-daughters who didn't want to share daddy........... a husband who loves to cook and eat..... fibromyalgia, rum and diet coke every night to sleep....... it all added up to a weight gain of 75 pounds over about 5 years. I topped out at 215. Bless my husbands heart - he loves me anyway! At my current weight of 190, I'm still very fat.
BUT............ I have found the answer......... and the remedy!!! This way of eating IS the answer. I just have to find what works best for me. Mark says the "sweet" spot for weight loss is between 50-100 carbs per day. But I'm not sure thats true for me - or most women in general. I also think women in general need to limit fats - something I haven't really focused on since going primal. If I look at the main sources of fat in my daily logs - it would be almonds, eggs, bacon and salad dressings. If I skip salads and only eat steamed or stirfried veggies I can eliminate the dressings. The almonds are just a filler - something to eat when I have that need to munch out of boredom, so those can go. I could switch out eggs and bacon for ground turkey or chicken with some candian bacon or just veggies, maybe sauteed onions and peppers? Like a scramble type thing? I'm not very good at coming up with new food ideas...... guess I should spend some time looking at the recipe section.
Anyway - I think I have some good goals and I'm on the right track. Hopefully the weight will start to drop as I implement things.