I'm very discouraged. I seem to be stuck at 157, down from 170. If I had stuck to a 1000 calorie per day diet these past months, I would be down by 50 pounds. I would weigh 120. Sigh. I was trying to eat about 1200 calories per day but was probably consuming more like 1500.
After much tinkering, I think that eating just three times a day works best for me. If only I hadn't accidently discovered the authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwiches at the Bada Bing pizza shop in Cedar Grove. The world is full of temptations.
Part of my problem, I have determined, is due to the fact that I'm a news junky and am especially drawn to news about the way to eat. Recently I read that one should consume red wine, Greek yogurt, and blueberries. I'm not a fan of yogurt in any form, but I forced myself. If I drink red wine, I want to eat strong cheese and crackers with it. The only way I like blueberries is in dessert form or blueberry muffins. But I want to be healthy.
This is the trap I keep falling into. In my efforts to eat healthy food, I have been consuming too many calories. In reality, the best thing I can do for my health is to just lose the weight. Who knows what it might do for my love life as well.
I'm hopeful that I will be able to report next week that I have dropped to 155. Wish me luck.