Coming Back to Myself: Slice of Life Tuesdays

I had so much to write about this morning but somehow I opted to  share about my breakfast discoveries, so here goes:

Like many women, I’ve been fighting fat for years and early on in my war I discovered I was not the type to wage it on my own.  I’ve been supported by a dermatologist in my teens who had me on the scale before he tackled my zits, later I was a fan of a variety of the fad diets filling up on protein and grapefruit, Weight Watchers had me at those boring meetings, Jenny Craig offered me a free freezer bag to fill with their meals. It all worked until it didn’t. Of course exercise was a constant, whether I was losing or not.

After two years of weight gain, a sad side effect of Pregnisone, I was not happy when I looked into the mirror.  I tired to take on the war this time on my own.  The enemy was too strong to combat, so I found a nutritionist in my backyard, at the gym and Jenn has been great.  Positive and focused on me.  For once the war is personal, no longer one size fits all. Sounds familiar right?

So I’m back keeping a food journal, using my iPhone to text Jenn with questions in the moment and slowly the weight, especially around my middle is disappearing.  I’m smiling more, shopping more, revisiting the bottom of my drawers to dust off old faves, like the red pants above.

Here’s a secret I can share with you:

Breakfast: I used to love cereal, but it didn’t last long.  I was hungry in an hour, but an egg and two egg whites with a slice of whole wheat toast and coffee and I’m good to go until lunch.  It’s a pleasure to feel relaxed about eating.

Yes, it’s more expensive than some of my earlier efforts but this feels right for me at this moment in time.

Is there anything better than that feeling when you aren’t struggling to pull up a pair of your jeans?

Now it’s time for the shower and something cool to wear for my guitar lesson.



6 thoughts

  1. You look great in those red pants, Bonnie! I can totally relate to this Slice. I have a on again/off again love affair with Weight Watchers myself. For me, it’s not about the number I see on the scale, but it’s about how I feel in my own skin. I love being able to put on a tossed-aside pair of pants. It feels good. 🙂 Keep at it, sounds like you are on the right path to healthy eating!

  2. You are lucky to have found Jenn. It is much easier to implement and keep up change with a coach/specialist rather than individual effort or group meetings. Thank you for the breakfast tip. One of my breakfast changes has been making my own bread spreads with chick peas or avocado. I have also added grated zucchini to scrambled eggs.

  3. Good for you. I too have been fighting the food/fat/wars for decades. I have switched to oatmeal in the morning. I really do not like it, even now, but it keeps me full for 6 hours and helps, in some small way, with the cholesterol wars….but that is another story!

  4. You look great, Bonnie-glad to know your secret. I am fighting it now too, for the first time my body seems to be getting a bit more lumpy than I’d like. Maybe I should try something new as you have. So happy that you’re feeling like you’re doing something positive!

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