In the 18 months I’ve been Losing it In Ottawa, I’ve developed a list of substitutes and good-better-best choices that I’ve incorporated into my life but there are a number of other food choices that are on the wrong side of a line in my mind. For example:
I will eat low-fat Swiss cheese because I didn’t eat much of it before I started my quest to be healthier and the strong taste carries it but I’ll only eat regular cheddar cheese, even if it means eating less of it, because the creamy taste of my childhood isn’t in the low-fat version.
I now prefer non-fat, plain yogurt (especially Greek). Other kinds make me gag a bit.
Real ice cream is totally worth the fat and calories. My only concession is portion control and frequency. Accept no substitutes!
Eating Red River cereal without brown sugar allows you to taste the nuttiness of the flax seeds. Eating oatmeal without brown sugar is just wrong. Processed cereal, even the high-fibre and high-protein kinds now make my teeth ache. I avoid them.
Natural peanut butter and almond butter have a more intense flavour but if I eat processed peanut butter, I go into withdrawal for the sugar and fat. It’s all or nothing for me.
Vegetables are good for breakfast, even vegetable soup is a good choice. The only non-negotiable is whether to eat breakfast.
How about you? Have you found a healthier substitute to a favourite food? Is there anything that warrants its calories, carbohydrates or fat on a less-frequent basis?
I finally went back to the gym. What a crazy mental block I had! A nice fellow showed me Fit Fix (strength circuit at Goodlife) and I spent time on an elliptical machine. I ran three times with my half-marathon group, including an outdoor 9k run on Saturday that featured snowbanks to make it a steeple chase.
I haven’t been able to locate plus-sized technical clothing, beyond the Running Room extra large unisex offerings (as asked in the comments of my last post). Maybe one of you know of some place?
Tale of the scale
It’s a sad tale. Over Family Day weekend, I regained the 4 pounds I’d lost since January. I’m working on moving on.