Loss/Gain: +2.5 lbs
Total Loss So Far: -44 lbs.
With all the love and compassion she has, a wise woman told me last night something like this,
"Your problem is that you like to cook and you like to eat. It's that simple."
It's true, it's true! Oh what am I to do....
Yes, I do love to cook. I laughed when she said it because it's so true. The proof is when I get more excited reading Where Women Cook than Where Women Create. Or how I love watching cooking shows to learn new tricks of the trade. It's a dream of my husband and I to have a big kitchen with lots of room to cook and entertain - it's one hobby we have in common.
In fact, I had even told my husband a bit ago that I'm going to have to get used to working out an hour a day, at least four to five days a week, if not more, because I love to cook and that's the only way I'm going to be able to cook certain rich, tasty foods I like and maintain a healthy weight.
So, as I pondered those wise words I thought about what I can do to help me stay within my calorie budget. I realized fruits and vegetables need to be my best friend.
Yes, I am learning to cook some healthier meals, but there are some things that just aren't the same when remade in a healthy manner. So, I think I'm going to have to be conscious of filling up on vegetables and fruit (which I don't do much of so far) so that I can enjoy small portions of higher calorie meals.
And I'm going to have to exercise. Faithfully. Dr. Beck has a chapter on this in her book The Beck Diet Solution. Exercise is a must and, especially for someone like me who loves to cook, it will be the only way to maintain a healthy weight. Exercise is also something my husband and I have in common, we both would like to do more. So, I know he'll be helpful in that area as well.
Thanks for sticking with me on this journey. For anyone still reading I truly appreciate your patience with me.
Wish me luck as I continue on my quest for my new ending...and try to desire losing weight more than eating everything I cook over the next year (oh, and working out faithfully too).