Despite having my FAQ page for the life of the blog, I still get e-mails from people asking me, "Do you have any weight loss tips?" or "How did you lose the weight?" and it makes me want to pull my hair out. I don't mean to offend anyone that may have asked me those questions, but I just felt like I was answering the same thing over and over and over again. The answers are all over my blog. Hopefully with the reorganization, it'll be easier to find answers.
I think that no matter what I say, a lot of people are still looking for me to give a magical answer. The answers I have to give aren't good enough, because they are common sense and not what that person wants to hear.
But all of this led me to consider doing a Q&A post once a week or so. Basically, I will pick a reader question (or two or three) to answer once a week. Is this something that would interest you? The questions can be about anything at all, not just weight loss. If you have a question you'd like me to answer on the blog, just send me an e-mail with the subject "Q&A". I'll just include your first name (unless you ask me not to).
I'm finally over my salad kick! I had a salad almost every single day since Christmas Eve, and I'm finally done. I've mentioned this before, but I go through phases with food sometimes, which is why I tend to eat the same things for breakfast and lunch every day--until I move on to something else.
My food log today:
Breakfast--oatmeal cooked in milk with dates, walnuts, and pure maple syrup
Dinner--polenta with parmesan cheese, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed Brussels sprouts
Snacks--dates with peanut butter, pistachios, popcorn with oil and salt
Dinner was so good! I never want to make polenta because of the way it smells (I think it smells like a farm while it's cooking); but I always love the way it tastes and I tell myself to make it more often. Even my kids liked it, and they don't like anything!
I was planning on running three miles on the dreadmill today, and I was actually kind of looking forward to it so that I could try out my Garmin foot pod. I got my running clothes on and read the instructions for the foot pod, and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to make it connect. It's *supposed* to be the same as the heart rate monitor, where you just turn on the Garmin and it senses the connection. I never had a problem with the heart rate monitor.
I read the instruction manual for the foot pod and the Garmin itself, and it wasn't helpful. I searched online, but apparently nobody else has had that problem. I got pissed off and put the pod back in the package to return to Amazon. I'm bummed :( Maybe tomorrow I'll try again. I was so frustrated that I just took off my running clothes and skipped my run altogether. It was an "optional" run this week, so it's not too bad--I ran three days this week.
I've just been so on edge lately, and getting irritated about everything. Jerry even said, "Man, I can't wait until March 1st so you quit being so irritable!" I'm counting the days, too. I'm almost halfway done.
My biggest craving so far has been a Mrs. Fields cookie with frosting, followed closely by a cupcake from Whole Foods. I will be a much happier person when I can have dessert again. "Real" dessert; and by "real", I mean fake. With chemicals and additives and food coloring and all that stuff. ;)