The scale has not moved.
A week of barely eating, honestly, because of the heatwave and my own laziness and a lack of exercise might be the culprits. It’s hard to start out with a bang and then. . . get stuck. I’m trying to tell myself not to get discouraged. It’s only the second week! This is a lifestyle change and there is no quick fix. I cannot get obsessed about what the scale tells me because it is how I feel IN MY BODY that matters the most to me.
Still, I’m disappointed in myself. I feel like if this is my main focus right now I should be accomplishing more than I have. I’m still equating what the scale tells me with my lovableness and self-worth.
I can’t wallow. I won’t! There was a dress sitting in my closet for months unworn because it felt too tight on my stomach. Yesterday I wore it without feeling self-conscious. A small victory but I’ll take it.
Eliminating so much from my daily diet has forced me to look for new recipes. Now that I can incorporate some whole grains and fruit back in, I plan to go hog wild. And by hog wild I mean make a smoothie or stuff some zucchini with couscous. That’s how Sugar Free Sizzle parties.
Some recipes I’m digging on:
Farinata (chickpea bread so totally okay to eat when avoiding grains!)
This week I might try these:
Lemony Shrimp with White Beans and Couscous ( I can vouch for its deliciousness. I make this all the time.)
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Mousse (Can you tell I have a thing for PB?)
“Finally, here I am/Said to be made again/Posing weathered statues/Standing on old attributes/Getting sick of this/Feeling ridiculous/I’m an over-told joke’s punchline/I am limbo, waiting on a window/Resonating old song/You’re not so long. . .” -Ghostwrite, Bad Astronaut