My week 4 weigh in is tomorrow. I really can't believe it's been a month. Has it? I'm hoping to hit my twenty pound down mark. If I don't, that's okay too. Can you tell I'm talking myself into that?
The last weekend was hard for me. I didn't manage my nibbling very well. I wasn't munching on nachos or chocolate, but I couldn't stop picking at pickles, celery, walnuts, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, olives, zucchini chips, kale chips.... Got the idea? I can have three celery stalks or two pickle spears or 8 olives or 10 walnut halves a day--but not all on the same day! I also ate from emotions instead of hunger. I was stressed, bored, overwhelmed and lonely all mixed up in a casserole of crazy.
Here's what I learned. No matter how delicious the photo of zucchini chips looks, they're not worth the time. They end up tasting quite good, but it seriously takes 4 hours to make chips from one zucchini--and they end up the size of a nickle. Kale, on the other hand, takes 10 minutes on 350 and is tasty. I wouldn't call 'em chips, but crunchy bits of veg with some season salt. Not too bad.
I think I'm being a bit of a loner right now. It's hard to balance eating at friends' or going to lunch and testing my self control and I just don't want to put myself in a hard situation. I think that will get better. I hope so! On Thursday I joined some old friends for a late lunch/early dinner. I found myself feeling a bit bitter as I watched them eating pizza. I was sooo hungry. Okay, I wanted pizza soooo much. I should have just brought my own lean and green food. These friends would have totally supported me. Duh!