So far I've been great with the eats even though it has been another busy week. Exercising? Not so much.
I've felt so motivated to lose weight and get healthy lately that it hasn't even been difficult. It's funny how once you set your mind to something, it becomes easy. There are fewer temptations because you're in "the zone." Granted, I'm only a fairly new convert to the wagon but I have no desire to get off. Zero. I have a goal in my sight and I crave it more than a cheesecake brownie.
I even have candy all over the house right now thanks to Valentine's Day being around the corner. Haven't even touched a tiny piece of chocolate. Don't want it. I find that if I eat enough fats and high quality food that I don't have room for desserts. Go figure. Maybe that's a strategy?
Of course, when I feel all good and motivated I need to tell people. I told a friend a couple of days ago that I was determined (again) and was told that I've said the same thing in the past. At first I was offended but when I thought about it, it was so true. I've been here on this blog too long to have not reached my goals. It's embarrassing even. And it's something I've known but just haven't admitted. I've said it before. Same motivation. Same everything. And here I am repeating the same darn thing again. Over and over. Are you as sick of hearing it as I am sick of saying it? I see you shaking your head at me. Go ahead. I am too.
It takes a good friend to be honest. Even when the truth hurts. Instead of weakening my resolve, it only strengthened it. So I won't say, yet again, that this is the time when I succeed and this time is different than all the rest. But I will say, "Watch me." I'll just be quiet about it and do it.
Today I will be on the road a lot! I'm not even sure what time I'll get home tonight. I have an appointment around 1pm and then come home to get Rachel and we're on the road to go see my mom whose birthday is today. Happy birthday, Mom!!!! Love you! I bought her a small low carb cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory and we'll sing happy birthday, hang out for a little while then I'll be back on the road to come home. So maybe I'll be back around 8:30ish tonight? Maybe? That means I'll be eating on the road. No problem. I've got it planned. I'll just stop at a Subway and get a salad. Easy.
One of my biggest problems with "sticking to it" is lack of planning. Guys, I've been on the road a lot lately. And I did not plan. Not even a little. Friends were in town and I tossed caution to the wind and...you know the story. I'd say for a good two weeks I've been "off".
I love my new Sous Vide. Ok ok. I know I keep talking about it. You're sick of hearing about it. But it's just so easy for me to toss some meat in there from the freezer that I have presealed and seasoned. Then I can go about my day and dinner is done! As a matter of fact, I'll be putting in a nice T-Bone for Chuck before I hit the road today so he'll have a steak dinner when he gets home. I have mashed sweet taters, cauliflower and salad in the fridge. Done and done! Seriously, I got a ton of meat on sale at the grocery store. Made up some Montreal steak seasoning.
Then seasoned the steaks and sealed them up. Tossed them in the freezer and they're ready to go whenever. I need to get chicken ready too.
What was I saying? Oh yeah. Sous Vide. I'm loving how I can toss in any tough piece of meat and it comes out so tender. I made up some steak and baked faux-tato (cauliflower) stuff on Monday. Yum!
The baked potato stuff was soooo good. I cooked some cauliflower florets, put them in the blender with butter, garlic powder, sour cream, salt & pepper, and a little coconut milk and a splash of vinegar (to cut the sweetness of the cauliflower) and whirled it up. Then topped with cheese, bacon and chives.
The steak was so tender that Chuck could cut it with a butter knife. Then to show off he cut it with a fork.
Tuesday was lunch with a friend and I got a salad like a good girl. It was really good! Shwarma meat and Mediterranean salad.
I was on the road a lot yesterday and had intended on cooking up chicken but in the end I wanted something super quick so I made cheeseburgers. I found an angry pickle in the condiments. Sour puss.
Cheeseburger low carb style. Maybe overkill on the cheese but oh well. And notice the bacon. Bacon makes everything better. :)
So that burger was enough to fill me up all night and there were no sweets cravings at all. Winning!
I'm thankful for the support I have and I'm thankful for friends that tell it like it is. No matter what, I'm never giving up. Love you guys.
**Disclaimer: the stuff I have pictured is considered low carb but not Paleo. If you're sticking to Whole30 or Paleo, just leave out the dairy and you're good to go. But don't leave out the bacon. One should never leave out the bacon.