Thursday, October 18, 2018
Ok, so you know when you get some health news and you figure, ok, I really gotta start paying attention to what I'm eating, and make a menu and all that? Well, welcome to my life. It wasn't a BAD health scare, just something that sort of shook ME up. I got a call that I am dehydrated and have a fatty liver. Ok. Not only is my outside body FAT, but my organs are starting to accumulate too much fat. One can't live this way! I'm tired of being overweight (52 years of it) and not only am I tired of it, my organs are, too. Good morning to your bad habits and unhealthy ways!
So, I googled healthy meal plans. I made a 5 day menu. I made a grocery list. I went out of town with friends and reduced my eating by almost half. I brought healthy options to eat instead of going to restaurants. I kept tight control of my blood sugars (No, being diabetic and insulin dependent as well as resistant was NOT enough to wake me out of my overeating ways.) and I moved more. I won't know the results of everything until Tuesday, but the blood sugar numbers alone are wonderful! I am following those 5 days of meal plans. They each contain chicken for dinner. Who can eat plain chicken for dinner EVERY night? Not me. But, I am using this week as a sort of cleansing. I want to be very strict and realize I can be full with less. I am hoping this will help with my portion control on the casserole type food I will be eating next week.
I will be making the menu plan, using the tools from this week, knowing how many carbs, fruits, veggies, etc, to eat each day. Just because I am not eating plain chicken doesn't mean I'm eating pizza every meal, either. I have been about 100-150 lbs overweight, and enough is enough! It is beyond time to actually put in some effort to bring myself some control, health, and well being. So, this is day 1 of the rest of my life. Nothing counts before today, tomorrow is another day and I will worry about that later (and plan next week later today!) and I am living in the present, enjoying the ease of what I have planned because everything I need is already in my fridge! I am set up for success!