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!