Thursday Thoughts, July 25th
Happy Thursday a/k/a Friday eve friends! Wow! Is it just me or does this week seem to be flying by? After watching some vloggers that I follow on YouTube move more toward low carb and remembering that my cardiologist told me that I should focus on eating lower carb to help with my weight loss. For the most part, I don't eat a ton of carbs, but looking back, after my cardiologist said that, I noticed I started incorporating more carbs into my meal plan. Not that it isn't allowed with WW but I have realized that I'm not doing as well as I would like. For the time being, I'm going to focus on lowering my carbs daily. My hope is that it will kick my weight loss into a higher gear until I can get my workouts back fully under control. I know I want to start strength training again as well, but it's going to take me a minute to get everything to line back up.
Tuesday night, I prepared a low carb breakfast casserole. There isn't a lot to it and I would have added some veggies, but I think until I do a little more research, I'm going to focus on the basics. I purchased Chris and Heidi Powell's books years ago and I think I will use some of the options they list as my baseline. It will give me a good place to start anyway. I have done a little research about doing low carb and WW. There are already things that I don't give in on. I made the switch to higher fat milk from skim milk and went back to using butter years ago. These are things I don't give on. The fact of the matter is that I will gladly take the point hit if I want a little butter on something or a little milk. I am curious to see what will happen with my weight loss with this change. At the beginning of the year I noted that I really wanted to hit my weight loss goal this year and I think this may be a way to move forward in that direction. The big trick is trying to do lower carb after DD returns. I know I can do things like zoodles and spaghetti squash, but I will have to work at things to make it a little easier for all of us. DH and I have been having chicken from time to time with our lunch, so I am going to start taking time to make some protein of some sort for us. Honestly, I haven't tried to eat low carb in many years. I'm looking forward to this experiment. Have you ever tried low carb? Were you successful? I'm not sure I want to go so far as to do keto, but lower carb for sure. Have a great day!