Good evening folks!
The countdown is on! I only have three more WI’s before my surgery. Will I lose all the weight that Dr. B wanted me to? Nope. Did I do my best? Most likely not, but I did what I could with what I had. Stress and pressure and stress.
I was up just slightly tonight, that’s thanks to PMS. I was all planned to skip the WI altogether but my pals on Facebook and Twitter talked me down off that ledge. It’s a far braver thing to pony up to the scale on a bad week than it is a good one.
Tonight we talked about getting satisfaction in what we eat. However, that becomes a tricky concept. Satisfaction, to some, is not the same to others.
Some are like my picture, and the satisfaction comes from the senses. Did it look good? Does it taste amazing? Do I love this food? It becomes a plethora of senses as you dig into say a chocolate caramel cheesecake, or a big deep dish pizza. There is no thought to what this food will help your body do. There is no consideration of what the scale will say when you step on it after you’ve been ‘satisfied’. That satisfaction is pure and in the moment and right away now in my mouth.
However, we talked more about the other side of satisfaction. Deciding if this food would satisfy us for a longer period of time or a shorter one, and then making the best decision for what we want. For example, I have been really enjoying Country Harvest (www.countryharvest.com) Flax with Quinoa bread. Two slices have 6g of fibre in them. Those stay with you. I know what you’re thinking; oh my GOD she doesn’t eat the weight maintenance breads, or the WW ones.
NO. Just NO.
If I’m going to eat bread folks, I want to eat bread. Not a bread joke. I will pay the 4ppts that 2 slices of this bread is on WW because it will stay with me almost 4 whole hours. Like seriously not hungry at all, after that with on fried egg.
So, this doesn’t mean you spend your life eating whole grain bread and kale and broccoli and artichokes, because they are full of fibre and therefore better for you and therefore need to be consumed to be healthy.
Be real friends, we don’t like in a world with a pink sky.
It’s ok to mix both definitions of satisfaction. I know, freaky right? If you can’t find a way to enjoy your food and get all the kinds of satisfaction from them you can, then you won’t be able to get to a healthy place.
Some days are harder to balance the two than others (she says eyeing the cup of chocolate on the counter and drooling only a little)