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Health: Day 9

It's Day 9 of 30 and things are still going well.  I don't want to bore you with what I ate each and every day, but today I'm going to share what I ate, just to give you an idea, especially if you're interested in playing along.

Breakfast

  • One cup of yogurt with probiotics and prebiotics.
  • One cup of blueberries

Lunch

  • One Luna bar (chocolate chip coconut)
  • A few carrot sticks with veggie dip

Snack

  • Two "healthy" chocolate chip cookies

Dinner

  • Salmon with green beans and a sweet potato with butter

Snack

  • One chocolate cupcake with minimal low-sugar icing

I've been staying away from eating snacks at night, but decided to indulge this evening.  Why?  Because we made them from scratch on Sunday (new recipe) and I hadn't tasted them yet.  They turned out pretty well!  I'm glad I indulged.  (I was very conscious and used only about 1 tbsp of icing, if that.)

I'm happy to say that most of the foods I consume are whole, meaning that they aren't packaged. From the list above, you can see that I consumed a Luna bar, which is clearly packaged.  The only other thing I ate that came from a package was the icing.  (I paid a pretty penny for that icing specifically because it was lower in sugar.  After making the cupcakes from scratch, I honestly didn't feel like making the icing from scratch too.)

You can also see from the list that I'm not deprived.  On average, I eat every 3 hours or so.  And, I am eating things I enjoy.  While I could lose weight faster eating like a rabbit each and every day, I know that doesn't work long-term for me.  I'm happy to lose it slowly in hopes of keeping it off in the end.

Be open to what comes.

Health: Day 10

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