Stepped on the scale this morning and was surprised that I've dropped 3 pounds since Monday.
I started keeping track of my food again but I only started doing that yesterday. I didn't really work out that much but I did restart that.
The only thing really different I did? I started applying some of the principles of The Perfect 10 Diet, a book that I've been reading.
I'm barely through it, but the diet focuses on the body's hormones and how overprocessed food and the wrong fats (margarine, soybean oil) can mess with them and create leptin resistance.
My food changes this week consisted of changing my usual cereal and milk breakfast to cottage cheese and fruit or a couple of eggs. My lunchtime sandwiches became salads. Then I worked on the fats. Instead of soy creamer in my coffee I used (gasp!) organic half and half. I even made a chicken stir-fry with coconut oil instead of the usual vegetable mystery-blend oil. I put avocado on everything and ate almonds as my afternoon snack.
Simple as that.
I still need to make my way through the rest of the book, but I like the hormonal approach to weight loss. Hell, nothing else has been working. Plus I had been reading up on leptin resistance and how many overweight people can develop it and become hungry all the time.
The first night eating this way I felt a crazy, ravenous hunger around 8 p.m. that had me going crazy. So I made a cup of tea and gradually it went away. Later in the week that bear didn't really rear its head. So maybe there is something to this.
My other change
The kid had baseball practice today at noon, and instead of planting the "sports mommy" chair in the dirt and sacking out for 2 hours, I brought my iPod and my water bottle and walked the park for 40 minutes. Then, sitting in the chair felt more like a reward.
(I took a picture giving myself a thumbs-up, but it looked like I had my thumb up my nose so I didn't post it.)
Just like I skipped the Rose Parade for a workout DVD, baseball practice will be walking workout time.
Because that is how 2010 is going to roll.