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Monday, September 16, 2019

How much do I want the...........???

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One of the delights of Autumn, is "comfort foods."   When we list what we love about Autumn...   There's crisp leaves, cooler nights, snuggling under a pretty throw, while reading a nice book, the first fire in the fireplace, the cozy feeling of earlier twilight's, and candles burning, and..........  "Comfort foods."   Like Apple Pie, Apple Crumbles, hot cocoa, with whipped cream, Apple Cider donuts, Quick Breads, etc., etc., etc.
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But!  The trouble with "comfort food," is "comfort food."   We want to eat too much of it.  😋   
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The getting-bottom-denture process, has not been fun.  Although the healing process, is now progressing nicely, I still will not be able to chew, for weeks.   So my foods are either taken in liquid form (as mixed in a Ninja) or in puree form (as chopped in an Oscar).   Now these things taste good!    (They just don't look very good.  -grin-)

But eating this way,  gives me the full/satisfied feeling, quicker, it seems.   Which leads to the WONDERFUL part of this!   I have lost 10 pounds.    And by now, it is not just water weight lost.   By 10 pounds, it's become real weight lost.  I have more to go, for my doc and for me, to be happy.    But it's neat.
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You know the old saying...   "Anyone can lose weight, it's the keeping it off, that's the hard part."   And there in lies the issue.    Can I continue to eliminate foods, which I have eliminated?   The whole set of items, made with Gluten Free ingredients, have been eliminated.   And when you think of that...  Well, if you don't have to eat Gluten Free, think of all foods, made with wheat.   
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Bread, rolls, crackers, desserts of all kinds, pasta, etc.  That is a big chunk of food items, and of calories, gone!!!!
This has to have been part of what has made my weight loss possible.
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Now none of this, need apply to anyone else!!!!!!   Always have to say that!!!!!  I am talking just about me!   Not you.  Not Suzie-Cue, down the street.  Me.  For my health and peace of mind, I want to maintain any loss.  So when this process is over, and I can return to usual eating, will I be able to ---  Not over-fill my plate?   Because if it's sitting there, it *cries* to be eaten/finished.    Can I forego the quick couple of crackers, now and then?   Can I not return to morning G/F bagels?    What about all the recipes, made with G/F pasta? 
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I also know, the benefits of exercise.  Simple walking is good for us.   And we want to do that again.  Now that I have strength back.    But over time, it has been proven to me, that for me, weight change depends of what goes in my mouth.   For instance, I have not even been able to exercise at all, during this teeth thing!  At all!    And I lost 10 pounds. 
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Guess it all comes down to.....   
How much do I want the benefits of weight loss?
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7 comments:

Lady Locust said...

Wheat is a clincher for sure. We cut out grains and sugar - takes some relearning in the kitchen but better for it. I've come to actually like spaghetti squash instead of pasta 😊

Faith said...

My downfall for sure..I love carbs.I have cut pop out of my diet, don't miss it. Bread and pasta, baked goods...that will take some work.

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

I hope you will be able to keep those 10 lbs off.

I try to avoid eating too much carbohydrate, especially white bread, white rice etc, and sugar.
I really need to exercise. I keep postponing it and always find other 'more important' things to do - like reading and crocheting. :)

Sandra said...

Continued best of luck with your weight loss and new eating habits. I have been on this diet of mine for some time now...weeks! I've lost maybe 20 pounds. But I seem to have hit a brick wall and any more pounds lost seem too hard to reach. I won't give up. I'm determined. Better eating habits and exercise; its all good for me. I just need to think like you...all that comfort food is not what is best for me. I need to retrain my brain. I do hope you will be feeling as good as new very soon.

Maebeme said...

I'm afraid I couldn't give up my bread and potatoes so going gluten free or Keto would not be for me. I do try to get in my 10,000 steps a day, moderate exercise, and I eat made from scratch more frequently.

I have lost between 10-12 pounds (depending on the day) since I retired in January. I think a lot of it has to do with how much more I'm moving. But we all lose (and gain) on our own terms. When you find something that works for you, go for it!

mamasmercantile said...

Well done on the weight loss but so sorry to read about your gums and denture. I need to lose a little weight so am looking at cutting out some grains, this time of year the comfort foods we all love are a great temptation.

Jo said...

Well done on the weight loss. My downfall is snacking and eating between meals. I do love crisps (I think you call them potato chips).