Strip out the useful parts, leave the rest

Yesterday I went for a run in the afternoon when it was warm, and the hair on my legs tickled gently in the breeze and felt so nice! So I guess it’s been about 2 months since I shaved my legs. I better get on that!

In other news, today I’ve decided to trade one of my dairy units for a starch one so I could have an actual bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. The starch exchange allows you a half cup of cooked oatmeal, and let me tell you a half cup of cooked oatmeal ain’t much. But yesterday, and the day before, and the day before, and almost every day prior to that since a second unit of dairy has been mandated, I didn’t use the second dairy unit I was supposed to have. So today in an effort to actually make this program work for me, I changed things around to something I would actually consume and enjoy – a decent breakfast, made up of 2 starch units – probably around a cup of cooked oatmeal. I already feel better, satisfied, more energetic.

I am remembering that for 8 years I successfully managed my weight via the ol’ calories in/calories out equation. It’s not going to stop working just because the program I’m doing now demands a different approach which minimizes that equation. My goal is to meld whatever useful or valuable parts of this program may exist into what I already know works, to come up with something better, stronger, faster.

My weight has been stable the last few days. I like that.


2 Responses to “Strip out the useful parts, leave the rest”

  1. Caron Says:

    I laughed at your comment on unshaven legs. My daughter has been known to do the same thing, and then will talk about her “healthy coating of fur.” 🙂

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