Friday, February 21, 2020
So I left Vegan, and now I am trying something different. Just counting my calories. up to about 1000. It's tricky because the package says it might be 250 cal or whatever. Sometimes I get really really hungry. That is when I consume another 100 calories that day. Its working. I lost 9 pounds so far. I have only 41 to go :-)
My doctor told me to do this. So I have his approval and a recommended diet. When I go out to a restaurant, I make sure that I ask for dressings on the side or not at all. It really helps when I have as much control as I can while eating out with my son once a week. All the other times I am eating at home.
Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is hard. It is rewarding when I do it. I try not to drink too late or then I am up every few hours at night with interrupted sleep which is not good.
I will be performing an oboe concerto next weekend on Leap Day. I realize that 1000 calories on those days I perform is NOT good. I can't concentrate well and mentally I am spent! So I add 300 calories and I feel alive and awake mentally and much happier! Rehearsals and performances can wipe me out so I decided to eat a little more those days.
I am so excited about next week. Life is good!