It feels good to be back logging in my food at
It feels good to be back on track
I stopped logging into TDP last year in November. After 8 months of logging in every day and after losing 60 pounds, I wanted to see if I could maintain my weight on my own using the skills I had learned.
A lot happened during the time I stopped logging in.
- The stressful election
- The down turned economy
- Dick lost his job
- We started a new business
- We lost our nest egg
- We moved
- Our son and his wife both lost their jobs
- Another son and his wife had a beautiful baby boy
- Our daughter and her husband made the decision to adopt a precious little girl with special needs and traveled to China to gather her up and bring her home
That's just a few things, left out some others, but you get my drift.....
Stress has been abundant.
One thing I didn't want to have happen was to return to stress eating.....stuffing my face to "feel" better. While losing the weight last year I dealt with some painful reason why I had overeaten. That part is over....done!
Logging in again I find that I was basically on track. What I like the most about logging in again is eating 1450-1500 calories a day.....makes me feel so much better! (In maintenance, I was eating about 2, 000 calories a day or so ) It's good to see I'm keeping the fiber up and sodium down. That's one of the reasons I LOVE about the TDP....it's great to see the numbers at the bottom of the page that tell you how you are doing nutrition wise.
The whole reason I lost the weight was to return to health....
Return to life and myself.
This morning I noticed the new packaging on the English Muffins
I keep out on the counter.
I buy the "light" multi-grain with 8g of fiber. I used to eat Fiber One bars with 9g of fiber but had to give them up....the chicory root in them gave me fits.
Starting out in the morning eating Thomas English Muffins with 8g of fiber gives me a better chance of getting in 24g of fiber per day I need.
Hopefully, this time logging in I'll have a better start at accomplishing staying on track. I'm going to work on better snack food this time....lower calories, nutritious and filling. I'll let you know what I find out!
As for dealing with the stress....my faith in God, my belief that He loves me and will never leave me, pulls me through every time. I know that my redeemer lives!