Hi Guys! Happy Wednesday!
The mayor told me the other day I’ve lost weight. He’s the kind that tells it like it is and has told me in the past when I’m looking chunky monkey or a hot mess so I trust him. It truly made my week especially with how down I’ve been feeling fighting to get my leg strength back. I gladly excepted his compliment, but inside felt sad because I have 10 pounds to give back to the injury Gods. Primarily in my booty which is from not doing much cardio the last 12 months. I wish I could hand it over on a plate with a pretty bow.
Being injured over a year, has made weight loss maintenance a huge challenge. No matter how few calories you eat, you also need to workout to maintain weight loss. All my clothes fit except my work pants. I can get them on, but they’re not loose and comfortable like they used to be. I’m not exactly sure how much weight I put on since I was injured, but based on the pant test my guess is 10 pounds.
Last year I stopped weighing myself. It was making me crazy and I couldn’t do anything to speed up my body’s recovery. The added stress over the number wasn’t something my body or mind needed. If anything, it would’ve slowed down my recovery and it was already slow enough. Instead I focused on eating less sugar and eating more whole foods. I did well with that until the holidays came and I got off my eating pattern.
I’m back on the calorie counting wagon and axing the sugar. I know if I stick with it and not obsess (that makes a difference by the way) my body will shed the pounds. The challenge will be not losing muscle. I’ve built a lot of muscle primarily in my upper body. My body likes to shed pounds there first. It’ll be interesting to see if I’m able to maintain that. Agh..the mental war of weight loss. Even once you’ve lost the weight, it’s not easy. In fact, it’s harder. I feel like I’m recovering my weight loss.
It’s Wednesday and you know the drill. Let’s see what this booty girl’s been eating!
Breakfast. Butternut squash spinach breakfast bake, baked plantains with cinnamon & a banana zucchini walnut muffin. Strange fact about me. I like bananas, but only in baked foods and smoothies. I can’t stand eating them on their own. Something about the texture creeps me out.
Lunch. Greens with tuna, broccoli, homemade sweet potato spinach cakes & a drizzle of mustard. I must be ready for Spring because I’m all about the green stuff lately and I’ve been loving this salad combo. I found my new salad kick. Recipe for the cakes coming soon!
How hard is it for you to maintain your weight? What’s your method for dropping 10 pounds when things get snug?
Lots of Health, Food & Love,
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