@Greys and Chaos, it's nice to have the scale go to the other direction. Congrats and welcome! I too am completely off my depression medication and have a consistent feeling of piece and joy. Sounds corny but it's how I feel. Ray has been a great resource for questions. Your food allergies does make it interesting in finding good recipes. I tend to stick to comfort food for me, which is chicken, fish and beef. I really don't miss a lot of things except licorice. I miss that like smokers miss smoking and alcoholics miss a drink.
Originally Posted by Greys and Chaos
@ashley thanks, it's nice to have my clothes fit loosely on my body instead of snug. Now that the plants and flowers are all panted and weeds pulled (most anyway) I have been working out. I look forward to working out because I can eat more.
We all have done that I believe, I know I did. Just out of curiosity, how do you feel after? When I had a small amount of Baked beans and 4 beers in two nights, the next two days, I felt like crap. I felt lethargic, lazy and I did not want to do anything but lay on the couch.
@allymd, welcome and this is a good group. Very supportive which is what we all need. I also have a little one and she does see me weigh my food. I'm getting better with knowing what 2 cups of lettuce looks like or what 1 oz of cheese. I just want to make sure I'm getting what I need, I don't want to go over or be under. I'm sure I'll slack off once I get to where I want to be.
@raikay, congrats on the not smoking. I know it is an extremely quit. It's been said, the addiction is worse than heroin so I'm very happy and proud of you!!!!! How about nuts? Do you have them in your house? They are great for when you need a calorie/fat/protein boost. For me it's like a treat now because I can taste the sweetness in them (Almonds).
Calories - 1748
Carbs - 47
Fat - 142
Protein - 58
Sodium - 2496
Sugar - 16
What I'm concerned about is I'm not getting enough potassium in my diet. Some days are around 2000 but most days are around 1000. We need a minimum of 3500 a day. I know where to get it, but I don't want my carbs to skyrocket. Any ideas anyone? This probably is an issue with all of us.
"add a food"