Last month was a bit tough, as I unexpectedly (lol, but than again who plans to get sick
) got a nasty flu that just would not shake for almost 3 weeks. During this time I stuck to my healthy eating guns as best I could though, a lot of soup and cold fruit which were easier on my sore throat.
I'm not having a big problem with the adjustments I've made to my diet. At first (like for the 1st week or so) I craved sugar and chocolate like there is no tomorrow, which I think was largely just a matter of the ol ' brain wanting what it suddenly knew was going to be very limited. That sort of calmed down and I've since treated myself to small desserts, healthier options and the occasional small, tiny bit of chocolate (my mom gave me the idea of taking a bar and cutting it into 4 or 5 pieces, wrapping each and eating one at a time as a treat) once in a while.
I've never been a big eater (love food, love to cook just don't have a huge appetite) so instead of having to cut a substantial quantitiy of food that I eat daily (DH and my mom actually both think that I need to eat more) I'm just trying to make as many healthy choices as I can by swapping a fattier (etc...) food with a less fatty (etc...
I like that I've got more into soups again, I hadn't realized that I'd stop making them very often (likely because DH hates all types of soup, hmmmm) but now they're on my menu several times a week - primarily veggie based ones.
I haven't lost very much weight, but I am down a couple pounds. Not enough to get into a smaller clothing size, but I have noticed that one vest of mine is fitting better again (very encouraging sign). Hopefully now that my flu is gone I can try to get out for more walks and up the exercise side of the weight loss equation
(Thank-you everyone for your encouragement to my first post about my weight loss journey in the January thread. Your help and support means soooo much to me!