Daily Bread (Week 14)
Just two more weeks without any real food. It is so tempting to start a little bit early. But I have been 100% on plan the entire time and this is the home stretch. Except of course it isn’t. Even eating real food, I will need to plan and stick with that plan. For next week, we are supposed to come up with the one real food meal we will eat for breakfast each morning. Plan A for me will be 2 hard boiled eggs and 2 ounces each of carrots, tomatoes and snap peas for a total of 200 calories. Our facilitator said that, just in case our plan A doesn’t work for some reason, we should have a Plan B (still legal, at least with the current Supreme Court). My Plan B will be 2 3/4 ounces of turkey breast and 3 ounces of spinach and 5 ounces of mushrooms salted/steamed in 1 teaspoon of butter, with a dash of garlic powder, for a total of 234 calories. I hope plan A works, as I don’t want to cook every morning. Luckily, one of my sons loaned me his scale, so I can weigh the food and be super-accurate about calories.
The whole idea stresses me. It is so much more complicated, and I have appreciated the ease of not having any choices with the meal replacements. Then again, we make choices every single day of our lives, and not just about food. I have always tried to make good choices, just not always about food. It is time to ramp up my skills.
Some of you have enjoyed my nostaligia pics. Here is one more:
This photo is from 1968 0r 1969 in the UC Berkeley dorm room of a friend. I am the one sitting on the bed, cigarette in hand, ashtray by my knees. Part of my weight gains over the years were due to the multiple times I quit smoking. At least I managed to do that before it killed me.
(My stats for the last week – down 2.3 pounds, drank 7 1/2 gallons of water and exercised for a total of 360. My total weight loss so far is 40.4 pounds.)