Well not really… but I wanted to!
You know when you go to the doctor and she asks why you’ve gained so much weight recently? Yeah, that’s what happened today after I weighed in at 193 pounds during my appointment. Talk about a depressing reality check.
Both my food addiction and appetite are in full swing these days, and I’m trying to take some deep breaths today to evaluate what my best plan of attack should be. (Do I even have the mental strength right now to take on such an attack?) So far I’m thinking I need to cut out alcohol all together. Not only is it a waste of calories, but it really inhibits my ability to manage my food intake. And last year when I was doing the hyper-calculated Medifast diet, I definitely attributed my stamina and discipline to the no-drinking policy.
Even with all the extra baggage, I’m so happy to say that exercise is still a big part of my routine, and my ankle feels strong as ever. Eli and I went on a five mile coastal hike yesterday, requiring only a few ibuprofen to rebound from. I count that as a major positive, something to be extremely grateful for!
The views were just spectacular. And it was warm(ish) and sunny! As for post-hike snacks, we had Cesar chicken wraps made from a chicken I roasted on Friday night. And that same chicken was the base for the soup I made tonight. You will like, I promise.
Lemon Chicken Soup with Quinoa
makes 6 large bowls of soup
pinch red pepper flakes