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Saturday, November 6, 2010

I'm too Picky and Uncreative!

My week this week was all out of whack. I normally weigh in at the SlimGenics Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This week was Monday, Thursday and Saturday. I felt off kilter all week (not because I didn't get to weigh in when I normally do, but because of the schedule upheaval that caused the odd weigh-ins).

That being said, I also had a frustrating week. I knew I would hit my 35 lb milestone, since I only needed to lose the .25 lbs to do it. And I did, I hit it on my Monday weigh-in. But, then my Thursday weigh-in showed me UP .75 lbs from Monday (although I was wearing a fleece top and jeans after wearing capris and a light shirt on Monday).

Still, that wasn't my major source of frustration. What has been tough for me is that I just am flat-out getting sick of eating the same foods day in and day out. Is it worth it? Of course. But does it lead to instant frustration when I don't see extreme results on the scale? Yep. 

The problem is I'm very picky and also have no creativity when it comes to cooking. So, when it says a 6 oz chicken breast is a protein portion, I literally grill up and eat a 6 oz chicken breast.

It's all getting very old and I want to not have to think so hard about what I'm going to eat next and figure out how I can eat something that sounds remotely appealing without tons of planning. I don't even need to eat terrible-for-me foods, but there are mornings that I just want to grab a bowl of cereal, because it's easy, and not have to cook up some eggs or whatever. Food prep is just not my thing. I like convenience.

So, I have this SlimGenics cookbook and I have to resolve to use it. I need to pray that God would give me some skills in this area, supernaturally, because I absolutely must keep going on this journey, but I really need some help here.

I can hardly complain about my progress, this I know. I'm losing weight at a pace most people would be thrilled with. I do know this. But a long, cold winter is staring me in the face and I'm all about warm, soft comfort food when it's cold. And soup is not my thing either. I want pizza, cheese enchiladas, pasta with white sauce, etc. Eating literally and straight-forward from my list of approved foods does not make good comfort food. So... I'm going to spend some time today going through the cookbook and pray that I find some recipes that I actually want to try!

Oh, and for the week? I weighed in this morning and I lost 3.25 lbs this week, putting my 10-week total at 38 lbs. Maintaining a 3.8 lb/week average this far in is really incredible. And as thankful as I am for that, that doesn't mean I want to eat food that doesn't appeal to me on a regular basis. 

Please pray that I can find some ways to get creative and stay on plan!

4 comments:

badquast said...

Hang in there, your doing so well! Praying for some easy imagination. I have no creativity w/ meals either, I rotate between 15 in the month. I'm surprised the family still eats here.. lol I can't imagine how difficult it is being on a specific diet. Prayers to keep up the GREAT job!! ((hugs))

Angie said...

Thank you!

The thing that I thought of that concerns me is the fact that I need to learn to do this now, otherwise once I reach my goal weight, I will just return to the bad habits of grabbing whatever convenient food is around.

This is why I'm fat now!!! Haha!

Heather Kremer said...

I think you are doing a great job!! I am not sure exactly what it is you can eat but here are a few options for chicken off the top of my head:

Chicken tacos (sub lettuce for shell)

Chicken sandwiches (can also sub lettuce for bread, Simon and I do it all the time, better than you may think)

turkey burgers??? (make them all the time, love them, but they should be homemade)

mini turkey meatloaves (use a muffin pan, this works well for portion control)

Chicken with wheat pasta & fresh tomatos with some EVOO & basil (after eating wheat pasta a few times you get use to it and will like it)

I also find if you switch up salads you don't get so bored (put different things in them, combine different greenery...iceberg with spinach leafs, spring mix etc...) if you can have nuts or craisins they both taste wonderful with chicken on salads....

YOU CAN DO IT ANG, like i said, not sure what you can have on your diet, hope my ideas helped you out a little. Stick with it, you are an inspiration.

Angie said...

Thanks for the tips!

I have been making turkey tacos, which are good, but I've been getting sick of those too.

I should try a chicken sandwich, because I can have horseradish and such, which I think would be good one of those. Maybe I'll do that for lunch tomorrow. :-D