And yesterday I met a nutrition counselor, the partner of a friend of mine here, and learned all kinds of things about food and my body. Many things went parallel to Weight Watchers; things that were new to me or were things where I might need to try a new direction included:
- he thinks I should have a day once in a while where I eat a lot more, so my body doesn't think I'm starving.
- I knew it was a problem to skip lunch or breakfast and I do not, my morning oatmeal with bananas and blueberries is sacred to me and my lunch of salad greens with peanuts (sometimes; half an ounce) or a hard-boiled egg (sometimes) and various chopped-up vegetables and a dressing of two teaspoons of olive oil is almost as sacred. But he seemed to think skipping SUPPER was a problem. That was new to me and I'm a little skeptical but I'm thinking about it. (Cynthia, whaddya think?)
- he muchly encouraged me to eat more bread (???) or at any rate some kinds of grains. We'll see. I'll try.
What I'm very very happy about is that for the last four weeks I have been very successful with the weight watching without making it the centerpoint of all conversations or even of my own psyche. I've been going to writing groups, meeting people to walk, entertaining visitors, having fun, working on projects . . . this is how I want to live, doing other things and having the weight watching almost manage itself along the edges.
Wish me luck, dearies. Post a comment about any of this?!