Hello everyone! I am typing this looking out on the 2 inches of snow that we received last night. So pretty and the good news is, that it's not enough to cripple us and we really don't have to shovel to get out of the driveway.
This week I have been more focused on what I am doing and eating. I have been tracking everything in my fitness pal. I always try to do that, but I never really succeed 100%. I stop short or forget to put in a meal or snack. It's not always easy to figure it out, but I have been focusing less on if it's the exact item that I ate, and just trying to come as close as I can to entering every bite that I take.
Last night we went to a lovely place called the BlackFish for dinner with some friends. It was a cold, rainy/snowy night. We shared some great wines and had a great time catching up.
This was what I had for dinner last night:
1st course: Smoked scottish salmon, deep fried egg, potato, sour cream, mizuna ( the egg was inside with the salmon wrapped around. Unbelievably delicious!)
2nd course: Salmon 'confit', maitake mushroom, globe artichoke, brussels sprouts. ( The best salmon I ever ate. Confit is a french type of preparation. So tender and flavorful.)
As you can see I love Salmon and the waiter said they are very different preparations, so I tried them both. Both dishes were delicious and so beautifully prepared and presented.
To record this in my fitness pal, I just broke it down the best that I could and entered it in.
After entering all of what I ate yesterday, my fitness pal showed the following:
Carbs 92 ( net carbs =69)
Now looking at this, I realized there is a very good reason why I struggle to lose weight. That is too many calories to consume on a regular basis. I am well within my limits for sugars and carbs according to the BFC. I am still eating my flasxeed bread for my morning meal and it contains wheat ( spouted organic wheat berries is the first ingredient.), but I really watch my carbs and sugars and still that is not enough. I know that calories do matter to some extent. Some people naturally have the instinct to keep their calories in check. I have the instinct to always figure out a way to eat what I want and stay within the set parameters of sugars and carbs.
So this week I'm going to continue to track in my fitness pal, and also pay attention to the calorie dense foods that I eat and try to cut back on them. Cheeses and nuts are hard foods for me to limit and they pack alot of calories even though they are relatively carb and sugar free.
I am also making a real effort to lower or cut out alot of the wheat products (I usually have toast at breakfast, sandwich or wrap at lunch). I just want to see if that helps me. I have had terrible luck with some of the recipes on Marias blog. The protein bread was terrible. I'm still so puzzled as to why it is a staple of hers and why it tastes fine to her. It really was like stryofoam and not good even dipped in egg for french toast. But there are others that I can try. I am always willing to find healthier swaps for foods, but I won't sacrifice taste.
I organized alot of the random scraps of paper containing recipes from all of you. I always print them out and shove them in a file. I am going to try some of those recipes in the coming weeks and come up with some new ideas for things to eat.
Have a warm and cozy winter Saturday, wherever you are! XO
Thought for the day:
that everyone else is reading,
you can only think
what everyone else is thinking.”