The scale has been a major source of my frustration for going on 7 months now. I've floated between the same 7 pounds up and down again and never quite breaking through. I know T.O.M is here and about to be with a vengeance, but I really came to an "aha" moment yesterday and decided that I really need to sit down and take a hard look at our food.
Throughout the beginning of my journey I started cutting our normal sized meals in half and measuring our food out into proper portions and then logging everything. At first, I was eating 1200-1450 per day. The weight was flying off. So, why did it stop? I exercise at the very least 5 days per week - sometimes more, sometimes less.
Here lately I've experimented with eating more. I'm up to around 1640 calories per day and some days I do eat a little bit into my exercise ones (before that I never did...). For example, here's yesterday's food:
This is actually a bit lower calorie wise than I have been lately, it's usually right at around 1600-1700. The coffee isn't going away. I think I do better with my snacks than anything else really. I'm no where near hitting the recommended 100 proteins they say I should. The Crock Pot Mexican Pork is something we always go-to because it makes many leftovers but we did serve it with White Rice. I could make a change to brown there. (Chris is going to kill me for that - we just bought a HUGE bag of rice at Sam's Club). And the lasagna was a spur of the moment, after tennis craving.
The scale still isn't budging.
So the problem must be with my food, right? The types of food I'm eating.
Really, when I look at it honestly, I'm still eating the same as I did before the weight loss. Just less of it. But here's the thing. I can't get too crazy with stuff either. I've mentioned before that I'm on coumadin so my blood work is all related to food. I've been a good number for quite some time now. When I start eating more greens, my INR #s will get wonky. So I still have to be careful of what I put in my body. That' s not to say I can't enjoy a salad once in a while, I just can't enjoy a salad about 3 times per week. It is mostly greens that make my numbers affect me and trust me when I say, I do not want any more blood clots. Ain't nobody got time (or health) for that.
So, how in the world do I start eating better? Chris isn't anti-chicken but he's close to it. I can start making separate meals for me I guess. Plus I'm not much of a cook. If it has more than 10 ingredients, my eyes start to cross. I really guess I need to dive in and start looking up recipes and such on skinnytaste.com.
So there you have it. This is more of a vent than anything I suppose.
Do you have any thoughts or suggestions for me? I could really use some advice or even easy recipes here!