Gaining Ground

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Love this!  From some previous posts you may remember I have been training my brain into a new way of thinking when I am at the precipice of temptation.  Instead of jumping headlong into the buffet of carb-loaded sugared goodies, I say to myself, “Is this a good choice?  Will this choice right now take me where I want to go?”

From my post yesterday, I confessed I did not surpass the test at Golden Corral..ok besides the yeast rolls, there also *may* have been a slice of apple pie.  OK, that in and of itself is not the end of the world but I did partake in a few more choices last week that could have been made better.  I am not going to give up all things I love to eat in my weight loss journey but to seek a level of moderation in my food choices. I need to learn to do that better.  I do not eat yeast rolls nor apple pie of any kind on a regular basis nor do I routinely eat at Golden Corral.  Also, I am a pro at forgetting that I ate something that was already not a good choice from the day or two before. So, I need to keep myself in check so I don’t derail myself when I am faced with making food choices. Had I not had some pasta, mashed potatoes, and sugary drinks this past week…I may have logged weight loss.  Had I been more faithful to my workout routine I may have thought…”I can hardly walk from my workout, I am not going to throw away all of my hard work for a yeast roll.”  Finding balance, like in ballet, is an everyday struggle.

When I came across this post on Facebook, it really meshed with “choice” questions I ask myself.  I don’t like to think of the things I am giving up.  It gives a negative connotation to what I am doing.  I am the kind of person that wants to pull the good and positive out of any situation.

So the next time the yeast rolls are there for the taking I am going to ask myself, “Is this a good choice?  What will I gain by making this choice?”  I am interested in seeing what my answer will be. 🙂

By the way, check out Constructing a New Rick on Facebook.  His page is amazing, a great inspiration, and I have learned so much from him.

Yummers

Had to show off my latest food obsession…

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Omelets!

I have found that I am now a breakfast person.  I should rephrase that…I NEED my breakfast.  It fuels my whole day.  If I don’t get a good brekkie in I start grazing around the kitchen like a wild animal by the afternoon.  If you had met me 1.5 months ago, I would have said…”I don’t eat breakfast it just messes up my day.”

It is so yummy and tastes so fresh…it’s the one meal I look forward to the most each day!

My omelet consists of 2 eggs, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1 slice of deli ham (cut up), mushrooms, black olives, fresh tomatoes, spinach, and cilantro. I usually pair this with a glass of water/mug of Jasmine Green Tea and my daily multi-vitamin.  Low carb, low cal, high impact!

Awesome yumminess and I don’t feel bad about it at all.

 

Water World

Now that I have made the decision to get back into dance, my whole life has changed.  I am making changes with a purpose and I can’t wait to make them.  I have made a lot of changes to my diet by eating just healthier and my body is feeling better.  Like it hasn’t felt in years!  I’ve really just added in more veggies, choosing good proteins and eating more of it, and limiting sugar and carbs.  All while maintaining a good portion control.  I have eaten what I wanted and did not deprive myself.  I even had a scoop of chocolate ice cream the other night.  The world did not end. I woke up the next morning and did my week #2 weigh-in…I had lost a total of 4 lbs for the week.

Now here is the shocker for anyone who knows me in real life…I am drinking water. Crazy?  I know! Like out of the tap with ice!  I’m a rebel with a cause. (Scoffing at Britta pitchers everywhere).  It just happened one day.  I am a sweet tea drinker…like me and Uncle Si could go head-to-head sweet tea drinker.  I drank the last of a pitcher Saturday and I was still thirsty and didn’t want to make another one at the moment.  Reluctantly I thought, I need to drink more water anyways, filled up my glass with ice, and poured on the tap.  I haven’t looked back since.  It’s been  five days now and I feel like I can’t drink enough water.  I had one-count-em ONE glass of iced tea with dinner last night.  I drank six glasses of water total yesterday.  VERY proud of myself.  Plus, I want the water.  I’m practically craving it.  I wake up in the morning parched and reaching for my water-glass on the night stand.

Water tastes awesome!  I just think of all the calories I am saving and giving my body the goodness it needs to help me with my weight loss.  Drinking more water has always been such a hurdle for me and feeling like I did a grande jete over it with ease and leaving it in the rosin dust, is awesome.