Well, it was one of those weeks for me. I was afraid it was going to be because I'd checked the scale about mid-week and it didn't look like I'd lost much. I hadn't. I lost 0.2 lbs. But, you know what? It's just like my son said -- at least I lost instead of gained. And, I feel so energetic, strong, and healthy and have a better self-image than I've had in years, so I'm not stressing at all that I had an off week.
I am, of course, trying to look back and see what happened. It could have been a number of things, or a combination of several. For one thing, some water retention may be going on since it's that week. You ladies know the one. More likely, though, we ate out much more than usual because my husband was off the first part of the week. Although I made good choices when we ate out and didn't do anything that made me feel guilty afterward, it's still harder to control your calorie intake when you're eating out.
I also didn't do a very good job of logging my food consumption last week. That was partly because it was such a busy week and partly because it's a pain to try to log dining out calories, particularly when it involves places that we don't go regularly. My outlook, though, is that it was still a loss and we'll be eating at home the majority of this week, so I can just get back on track.
In addition to my weight weigh-in this week, I wanted to weigh in on healthy eating. You hear a lot about organic foods these days. I don't typically buy organic because it tends to be more expensive and I just haven't jumped on that bandwagon yet. However, last week at the Chick-Fil-A weight-loss event, we had a guest speaker from a local healthy grocery store. She passed out of list of the "Dirty Dozen" and the "Clean Fifteen." The former is a list of the 12 foods you should buy organic, when possible, to reduce your exposure to pesticides; the latter are the 15 foods that you don't have to worry so much about.
These lists are from the Environmental Working Group and and I thought you might be as interested in them as I was.
- Bell peppers
- Grapes (imported)
Now for the Clean Fifteen:
- Sweet corn
- Sweet peas
- Sweet potato