Day 4- whereupon I WANT a roll...and discussing maintenance.

You know, a fresh roll...right out of the oven...with butter and maybe a little honey.
But instead I ate

Beet greens

In my eternal quest to eat ENOUGH POTASSIUM....I was assured this was tops...1309 for one cup of cooked beet greens...and you know what
not worth it.

so...It's either 8 bananas or a supplement.
Supplement it is.
Right now I am in 'weight loss mode'.
But for a long time I was in maintenance mode.
I was in that mode because I was sick of weight loss mode.
And I discovered one thing.
To maintain..or maintain some semblence of maintenence...
You will have to do one of two t hings.
watch what you eat.
or exercise like a mad woman.
I didn't watch what I ate as much (well somewhat..never gorged on a cake or ate a whole pizza...)
My breakfast never changed.
I think breakfast is very important.
Both psychologically and physically.
Psychologically because eating breakfast takes away that excuse at 8 or 9 at night that says...
well, I didn't eat breakfast so a piece of pie won't hurt.
breakfast starts your metabolism.
It gives you energy and I think gives your day a more balanced feel.
While I might not have carefully watched everything going in my gullet..
I would have two or three day stretches where I would carefully count and then three or four where I wouldn't.
And I NEVER quit exercising..even if it was just a walk.
In fact I went one whole month just walking.
I put on a few pounds...but nothing like I would have if I had quit exercising.
So if you want a mental break from weight loss.
I would say exercise in some form daily...
keep a tally of what you eat, if not strictly..
and always eat breakfast and get enough sleep.
You shouldn't gain too much.
It worked for me..
so, for those in maintenance..
What worked for you.
I went to the gym
Had a good day food wise.

chris out.   


Morgan said...

Ooooh, I want sugar. Nothing specific, just something involving white sugar, since I cut it out about a week and a half ago or so. Actually, this is the first time in that time that I have wanted it. I am, instead, going to go and try to convince myself that a piece of fruit is just as good. Power on!

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

My contribution to maintenance world: I actually stay with the calorie counting pretty closely most of the time. I tend to stick with familiar things that I know what I'm getting about 80% of the time. Not as careful on weekends and then allow for a couple of times a month of eating whatever. I can't put it away like I used to at all, so that 'whatever' is never as bad as it used to be. I also do not have any safety clothing at all. None. As soon as it looks a little big or I wouldn't buy it in that size now, it's gone. This keeps me totally honest.

Annalisa201 said...

You, Chris, are a Warrior!

CK said...

Beets & other "difficult" greens---chop them, cook them in a bit of olive oil with garlic, and then add to turkey meatloaf. They lighten the texture and it's a good way to eat greens. But you won't get all the potassium in one hit, it's true.

Your blog is great, really find it funny & inspiring!

Rettakat said...

My Doc wants me to get more potassium, too. So I looked up potassium rich veggies, and here are some of the top ones:

swiss chard
crimini mushrooms
brussel sprouts
romaine lettuce

I haven't tried beet greens. Um... don't think I will, lol!

bbubblyb said...

That's great advice for maintenance Christine. :)