Well, I just realized something today. I posted my weight being 390. I looked up the model of my scale and it says it only weighs up to 380....so I'm thinking I actually weigh more than 390...which is a real buzzkill. So, I've decided that my new short term goal (hopefully it will be short term) will be to get the scale reading lower than 390. My diet now has become a total experiment. I will really have no way of knowing if my diet is working for me or not...I guess after a few weeks, perhaps I'll know??? Ok, so here's what I ate....and thanks for the comments you guys left me today. Every bit helps...you just don't know. I really need accountability and networking...but I can't afford Weight Watchers meetings and well...I just dont want to share my weight with people who know me IRL.
Breakfast: 1c. Kashi oat flakes and wild blueberry clusters w/ almond milk, banana, 3 pieces of turkey bacon (yeah I know turkey bacon isn't a whole food and it has ingredients that aren't au natural but I have a few pieces leftover pre-diet and they are really low in fat...so I'm gonna eat'em)
Lunch: Big salad which consisted of: Romaine and arugula, chopped apples, cranberries, green bell pepper, baby carrots, broccoli slaw mix, sprinkle of sunflower seeds, sprinkle of cheese, mushrooms and 2 or 3 tbsp. of Newman's Own Ranch dressing. ( I think I pretty much filled my veggie quota for the day with this..it was yummy)
Snack: 2 tbsp. antioxidant trail mix (This stuff is too good...and I have to say it really helped b/c I ate it before cooking dinner and it actually satisfied my hunger...so when it came to dinner time I wasn't a ravenous animal...I was able to actually ENJOY my food.)
Dinner: Lemon pepper crusted salmon filet (about 4oz. of meat), 1 slice whole wheat garlic bread, and Normandy mix vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, squash, zucchini)
Snack: 3 tbsp. trail mix mixed with about 1/4 c. low sugar, low-fat vanilla almond crunch Bear Naked granola, 1 c. milk ( I know this sounds like a hefty snack, but I gotta tell ya, I ate it at 9 when I was really craving something sweet and it satisfied me big time so I haven't worried about hunger for the rest of the night which is wonderful. I haven't eaten in over 3 hours now before my bedtime which I consider a huge victory)
I've been drinking my lemon ginseng green tea peppermint tea all day and I am peeing to death!! LOL I think it was a good day...I question how much carbs I'm intaking though, although at lunch I refrained from any major carbs) With insulin resistance, there are many triggers that can keep us from losing...soft drinks, simple sugars, and even too many complex ones can make it hard. I'm gonna have to be careful. Oh, I did not exercise today...I'm sad about it. I will do better on that tomorrow and also I will try to have food pics so you'll have something to look at. Pics make a pretty blog. :)