Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Keeping it simple.

I have been keeping things very simple this week. Simple, straightforward food. Simple, continuous activity. Very little thinking or worrying going on.

Holding steady at 123.6 for three days now. That means it wasn't a fluke! Very exciting for me :)

I am being pretty simple and strict this week because I have a party weekend at a cabin in the woods coming up - our friends are having a joint bachelor/bachelorette party (it's weird: my computer always underlines bachelorette as if it's spelled wrong and tries to correct it to bachelor... computer doesn't want us girls to have some fun, too??).

Anyway, haha.

Food is being provided for us. I'm assuming, since it's summer, it will be grill food, BBQ-type sides, etc. My plan is to stay as paleo as I would at home. I can eat a burger with no bun. I can enjoy fruit and vegetable dishes. Breakfast is usually eggs and bacon with this group. So aside from not eating the QUALITY type of foods I like eating (doubt the beef is grass fed or that the bacon is nitrate free), I'm okay with going into the weekend.

Haven't drank in a while, but I plan to have a few this weekend. Making a promise to myself to not overdo it, though. No reason for all that. I have learned in the past that I am out of my shell enough to have a great time with people without getting trashed first!

I turned to alcohol in my mid-20s, when I had just lost weight, had a new body, and was trying to have a social life for the first time, really. I went out with co-workers and drank a LOT to loosen up and feel comfortable and part of the group. I don't need to do that anymore, I am more confident now.

Back to being strict to prepare for the weekend-

Chris is traveling for work this week, so I prepped food for myself this week. I made a big turkey chili (ground turkey, snap peas, garlic scapes, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes) that I have been eating once a day with baba ganoush on top and once a day mixed in with eggs. The rest of the day, I've been grazing on melon, bananas with sunflower butter, sweet potatoes, annnnnnd... that's about it.

Keeping it simple.

The ONLY silver lining to Chris being gone for the week is that my food gets super simple. There is a little prep work at the beginning of the week and then I don't have to think about food for days.

Plan for the day is to walk the dog, weed the tulip beds, plant some rose bushes, do a little yoga, and then... who knows :)

Namaste, my friends!

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