Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday Weigh in....

I started back up on this plan on Monday.  Yesterday I cheated when having company for dinner and indulged in a Mango Madness Margarita and an Orange Shortbread Cookie.  I will be sharing both of those recipes over at A Day in the Life on the Farm later this week.  Let me just suffice it to say....they were both worth the cheat.

Speaking of my other I am sharing the Phase 1 friendly Buckwheat Pancakes that I told you about yesterday.  They make you feel like you are cheating when you're not!!  Can't ask for more than that from an eating plan.

Suffice it to say, I was not expecting much when I stepped on the scale today.  Imagine my delight when it had gone down another pound.  Woohooo....171.  21 more pounds to goal weight and I am confident that this eating plan will get me there.

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This morning started Phase 2.  Lots of lean meats and vegetables.  I have found that my idea of meals has changed during this eating plan.  Breakfast= Break Fast.  Just within a 1/2 hour of awakening.  Eat something other than sugary cereal or pastry washed down with coffee.  Drink a large glass of water while preparing your breakfast that might consist, as mine did today, of non traditional foods.  I enjoyed smoked salmon and cucumbers this morning.  It was not only my breakfast but I am making Salmon Topped Cucumber Slices to serve as an appetizer tonight when I have guests over for dinner.

Yep, that's right...guests for dinner 2 nights in a row in the middle of the week while trying to maintain a diet.  That, my friends, is why I very rarely refer to this as a diet because I need it to be an eating plan that I can live with each and every day and it does.  My life does not stop because I decide to take care of myself.  In fact, the more I take care of myself, the better I feel and the more I want to entertain.  

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I am finding that this is not about will power at all.  It is about disciplining yourself to eat.  Eat early, eat frequently, eat healthily and then if you have done all of that for most of the day or for several days and you want to indulge then do so joyfully and without guilt of any kind.

This is what Haylie Pomroy teaches in her book and it is what I am proclaiming on this blog.  Have an absolutely Wonderful Wednesday everyone!