Thinking about health and life. Christin - thanks for inspiring me with your posts about the way rice had a hold on you. Thanks, too, Oldpjams!
In the past I have been way more concerned about appearance than health; the "do I look good?" syndrome. Never had issues with food and weight until, maybe, my forties. Before that I could eat anything I wanted and still be pretty skinny. I wasn't a junk food eater; didn't grow up that way. Rarely had dessert or over ate. Things changed and, while I exercised, food got to a bad place. I tried Body for Life and WW, but just starved myself of the good foods. My eating may have been a bit better, but cravings, etc were certainly there.
I admit, I started SBD partly because I want to look better. BUT, now I want to feel better and have a healthy way of eating. On WW, I was between 128 and 132, but wasn't healthy. Way too few good foods - mostly just a lot of lettuce. I have a goal weight, 125ish, but will really have to see what "good and healthy" feels like, rather than set a specific number. I like Oldpjams' advice on having times when your body and weight are in peak shape and other times when you're resting. I have to remember that 122 is a number I looked at decades ago. It's vanity really, like, "can I do it?" Not, "is it good for me?" Weighing that amount may not be good for me anymore; I'm part of the menopausal, well over 50 group
Funny experiment: ffsf hot chocolate mix with ff milk. put in a bit of raspberry jello (no davinci or torani syrup). drank some hot: ok. leftover: stuck it in the frig; now I have have raspberry jello chunks in my "cold hot chocolate." looks weird and it's lumpy
So, on to the menu and back to my dissertation! Thanks, everybody!
B: chili, celery, lf soy milk
L: chicken, green beans w/ caesar dsg, refried beans
still to go:
S: cottage cheese, oats, fruit
D: protein, salad w/ dsg, veggies
S: dab of ffsf pudding with yogurt, berries