Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 1 - Humble beginnings

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It's going to be a long 5 months!!  It might be time to take up a hobby or lifestyle that keeps me out of the kitchen!!  Baking bread, cupcakes, and cinnamon buns today kept my thoughts revolving around food...food...food, and wow, it's pretty hard to keep things out of my mouth when I'm working with it.  Licking my butter and sugar covered fingers just about put me over the edge!!

Today included a headache - very likely sugar withdrawal.  I had eggs & an orange for breakfast, beet borscht and boiled egg and an apple for lunch, sausages, potatoes with cream gravy (might not be a bad thing to cut out :)), green salad with dressing, and a fresh cinnamon bun for dessert.  Then another cinnamon bun after dessert.  Oh yeah, there may have been a chocolate zucchini cupcake in there too.  Sigh.  It wasn't a perfect day, but it was a start.  Every failure is evidence that an attempt was made, right?

I have no desire to count calories.  I've done it and it's so time consuming.  I think I'm going to stick with the same basic meal for breakfast and lunch and have a sensible meal with my family for supper.  Now to get it to stick :)

Join me!  Whether you want to just lose a few pounds before Christmas or you want to take the big challenge and lose big, partner with me so we can encourage each other!!


Michelle said...

I'm in awe of your vulnerability and thankful that you're going to share your journey with us. I'll keep praying for you and cheering you on. Thankful to call you my friend.

PS I think I need to hire you to help with layout and design--love it!! ;-)

Greg and Farrell said...

I'm sooo bad at eating dough and batter while I'm baking, but something I've found helps is to chew gum while I'm baking. Just having something in my mouth makes it less likely for me to feel like I have to fill it with cookie dough. ;) Difficult to eat the batter when you've already got something in there. Sounds kind of dumb but it makes a big difference for me how much I snack while I bake.