Friday, July 03, 2020
For this month, I joined a McDougall group for maximum weight loss to see how I can tweak what I am doing with plant based eating. It's a free program, and started July 1. The first few days have been okay, I am finding that it's a challenge for me to move away from what I normally eat for lunch which involves a peanut butter sandwich or a soy corndog. I know the processed stuff isn't great. The peanut butter is just the fresh stuff I buy freshly ground.
The real challenge for me is not eating sweets. Part of the plan is eating fruit with each meal, starting with soup or salad and fruit for dessert (of course, there's more but that's the part I'm talking about)...eating fruit for dessert. I made it two days, this is a good time of year as there are sweet grapes, plums, nectarines and watermelon and I love fruit so that's a good thing.
I've realized that a lot of things for me are HABITS so I'm hoping to learn some new ones this month. I'm trying to manage expectations and not expect huge weight loss. To enjoy and learn from the process.
I finished my 100 mile challenge a week ago. Waiting to get my medal and swag. I'm glad to be back doing other things and have swum twice this week and cycled. The gym has sign ups for lanes which can be done up to 48 hours in advance - but people haven't been showing up or calling to cancel so it's hard to get a lane. I know they are just trying to manage all of this stuff, as we now are back to no indoor dining, but it's a bit frustrating. I feel for the staff who are at the front desk.
I still am keeping my group small and am not exercising inside at the gym or doing classes.
Yesterday I felt a bit depressed at this setback of all of the rising new cases. I have to really work not to get irritated at people who aren't being more considerate.
That's the news from here, hope all the sparkers are well and being safe.