I have been feeling all out of sorts over the past few weeks. I have been upset that my weight loss has really slowed down and really plateaued. I have had a lot of emotional ups and downs. And I have fallen off the wagon, so to speak, a couple of times. Nothing too major, but enough that I feel I have had several setbacks.
I have decided that I just simply need to reboot my diet. I got out the diet plan that the surgeon’s office gave me and I am going to examine the food that I have been eating to make sure it is in-line with the Dr.’s recommended diet plan. Then, I am really going to focus on exercising. I have been walking a lot, but not really doing anything more than that.
I still have not joined a gym, which I plan to do. But until I actually can get in one to join, there are lots of things I can be doing. A friend of mine suggested an app called Zero to 5K. It is a running app. I have no intention of running, but he suggested that I could use it to train for walking, biking, or swimming as well. I love doing those things. I downloaded the app today. I will start tomorrow.
I also need to cook more. I love cooking. I just have not been taking the time to cook my meals consistently. I have been eating out some and eating things I can grab quickly, like cheese. I love cheese and I was not able to eat it for years. But the truth is, it is very high in calories. Maybe I should not have 2-3 meals every day.
So, tonight I am making my homemade chicken saag. Chicken Saag is my favorite Indian dish. I have a friend from Mumbai who helped me improve my own version of this yummy dish. I took some to her a couple of weeks ago for lunch and she said it tastes just like authentic Indian cooking. It should. It’s her recipe! I still have it simmering on the stove, but here’s a picture. I promise to add the recipe to my skinny girl recipes tab.