Saturday, June 12, 2010
Week 3 Update
This week I have made pleasing progress towards my chic eating goals. And by progress I mean infinitesimal steps in the right direction. I had a salad with almost all of my lunches. Sometimes salad was the main attraction, with leafy things, more solid things and protein, and sometimes it was just a side salad.
Yesterday I had leftover Indian fish malabari curry and naan bread from dinner out the night before. Pre-chic-eating I would have just had the leftovers. Post-chic-eating I added a simple salad of torn lettuce, tomato, carrot and celery. This is big for me. And like anything it will become a habit if I make a point of remembering to do it everyday until it is ingrained.
Then, in the shimmery, perfect haze of future, I will not be able to have lunch without a salad. Dinnertime already includes plenty of veg but who knows, maybe I'll get really adventurous (and more French) and add a salad course then too.
Nary a potato chip has passed my lips this past week. Also impressive for me. Some things I just cannot have in the house and every day make a conscious effort not to buy.
I have had at least one piece of fresh fruit per day. Sometimes two, but mostly one. Just simple things - at the moment apples, pears, mandarins, oranges. In the summer though I love watermelon and strawberries (it's Autumn here in the southern hemisphere).
My weight is the same as two weeks ago and I am fine about that. My stomach actually feels a little flatter (not flat, I hasten to add, but flat-er) and it feels really good not to think 'I'm fatter than I want to be' all the time. Forgetting about that and focusing on eating good food is so much more relaxing.