Hey guys! First of all, thank you SO MUCH for the encouraging comments you have all left me from this morning’s post! I am overwhelmed by y’alls kind words 🙂 I’ve said all along that this weight-loss journey isn’t going to be easy, but I’m understanding more and more every day how difficult it will be from time to time. So many years of disordered eating and thinking have really thrown me off, but I feel like I’m on the right track now. Hopefully I get there sooner than later, because my life is too short to worry about this stuff!
In other news, a sweet co-worker brought some lemon bars for me and another guy to try out. That’s right: turns out I’m the office lemon bar expert!
I just got back from my walk, and it felt so great to get out and go! I was planning on trying some running, but my knee would start hurting every time I tried, so I just kept walking instead. I’m starting to realize that I might not ever run again other than in a sport, and I’m trying to work on accepting that thought if it becomes an evident truth. We’ll see what happens. I’m hoping to do Level 2 of 30-Day Shred tonight, even though it’ll likely be a little late.
My snack was 1.5 cups of plain yogurt, 3/4 cup pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and Grape Nuts (teehee) and cranberries. So creamy and good!
As I’ve been at work today I’ve been thinking about things that I never want to give up (foods that is). There are so many things that I really enjoy eating and drinking, and I just don’t know if I would be OK being without them! Here’s the top 5 list:
- Garlic. Garlic is to me as bacon is to Jessica.
- Bread. No number of low-carb diets is gonna keep me from being a bread-lover.
- Butter. Does this really need an explanation? I mean, come on: it’s butter!
- Cheese. I love it all. It’s sweet, salty, creamy, crumbly, everything. It’s lovely.
- Water. This is cliche, I know, but I LOVE water. I’m that person that orders water to drink at every restaurant and the waitstaff rolls their eyes like I’m some kind of cheap-o patron, but hey! Guess what? I really like water!
I realize that these (other than water) are really not all considered “healthy” but that’s the point! There are so many things that we’re asked to leave behind to live a healthier lifestyle (highly processed food, fast food, chemicals of any kind, etc), but these 5 things I would find it very hard to live without. But running? Yes, I could totally live without running. And maybe that’s a good thing 😉
What about you? What’s your top five list, and why?
Last, we’re going to go over to our friends’ house tonight for the “first brew” in the guy’s home-brewing extravaganza. Should have some good pictures that come out of it!