Monday, June 19, 2017


​So today I was feeling really deprived...wanted to go out for dinner and drinks and felt like nothing was really part of the plan. Bummed me out, so we went to whole foods and bought fancy food for a homemade surf and turf!! It wasn't totally "Deb approved" but it was much better than anything I would have eaten out

9:30 AM
Ezekiel muffin
Almond butter

11:30 AM
Protein shake

12:30-2 Silks class

Salmon hummus
Mary's gone crackers

Terra chips

Lobster tail
Pork chop
Panko crusted green beans

Frozen cherries


This was a good treat day!!!
Why did you feel deprived? do you think it was withdrawals from your trip food? Do you think it was emotional? Is it your cycle? I would love to know what you think it was from...and I am very proud of you for making the choices you did, awesome!!!

Unfortunately, I don't think it's any of that stuff. For me, it's really easy to be on target when I'm making food for myself at home. But sometimes I get cabin fever - I want to go out, and Unfortunately, I don't think it's any of that stuff. For me, it's really easy to be on target when I'm making food for myself at home. But sometimes I get cabin fever - I want to go out, and I feel like there are not a lot of options for dining out. 

Our usual affordable tasty stops: Taco Joint, Urban Belly, Smoke Daddy, etc all have starch in the majority of their options. A lot of times, if we're bored and want to go out, food is a fun activity. It was Saturday night, I felt like I wanted to go out, but I also felt like any place we went I wouldn't have a lot of choices that I could eat. What we did worked out well, but I still feel kind of frustrated that this avenue of going out feels really closed off to me. What sucks even more right now is that I'm doing my best to not go to these places and eat these things - and I'm still not seeing a lot of movement, from a weight and a shape perspective. I know everyone hits plateaus and I'm trying to stay positive, but it's tough sometimes, and then I want to eat. I think today's food log will demonstrate some of my restaurant struggles:

11:45 wake up

12:30 farro
poached egg
chicken sausage
bell pepper

salmon/avocado sushi roll
shrimp/cucumber/avocado/tuna sushi roll

two (very small) scoops of jeni's ice cream: dark chocolate and sweet potato marshmallow

We sent the rest of the ice cream home with our guests, so I won't be tempted to eat any later. 

Sushi is a great example of how going out can be really tough. In theory, it should be great - fresh fish! In practice, I ended up feeling kind of guilty about the small amount of rice, and wishing I could have more rice. As you can probably tell, I'm a little down lately. Hopefully this week will pick up!

Hi Christy,
I did not know that you felt you hit a plateau. I thought you had been going in the direction that you wanted...and were feeling great about the changes you were seeing and feeling in your body.
I know this past week away had put you in a very tough position...mentally and I am not sure if that is where you have been feeling the frustration...or if it was happening before that.
I KNOW and understand the frustrations in general about food/body/deprivation/overindulgence, etc. and believe me...I know how hard it is for those of us that want to feel great in our bodies...but also have attachments to an emotional outlet...and as a treat...and as a way to enjoy life. It is all about finding a balance...and that can be very tricky.
Let me know if you want to go over any of the menus at the places you eat and look for some yummy options that also can satisfy you...but not leave you feeling bad about your choices. I would love to help you with that...if that is something that you would like me to do with you.

I send you love and hugs!!!

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