I’ve been making 100% whole wheat bread and it is actually turning out!!
This week was good in the sense that I followed my plan. One of the problems I have is that I’m not really writing down what I’m eating in an organized way. I notice as I move forward that it becomes easier to not be as strict with tracking my calories and water when I’m not writing it all down. I have decided to make a simple weekly chart that I have to fill out each day. I have it in the kitchen so I can easily mark the water I drink and the food that I eat.
This last week I also had a couple days where I just didn’t have a lot of food in my house. I needed to go grocery shopping and I didn’t have a lot of the little things that I needed to make what I usually eat. There were a couple times I wanted to cheat because I was hungry and I had to get creative (really creative) with what I would make!!
Reporting back each week on the blog makes a world of difference for me. I feel silly typing this for the world to read, not that the world is reading it and not that anyone is reading it, but just the idea that SOMEONE might read it keeps me on track with what I’m doing. I realize that I really eat quite well, I just allow myself to cheat a bit, normally only a couple times a week. But those little bits add up to not seeing the results I want to see. It really hasn’t been that hard to do what I’ve been doing. The hardest part is counting calories. Knowing I have to do it leaves me with no way out. I have been the master of talking myself out of doing something or cheating a little bit. This way I know I can’t cheat without having to post it here and I just don’t want to do that. (Too much pride, I guess.) AND, I am seeing results.
Karen (but sometimes Chris) says
Your bread looks delicious. I've been looking for a new whole wheat recipe since I don't like my current ones. Mind sharing yours?
I am on the bandwagon as well so maybe we can keep each other honest. I know you can do it!