I'm looking forward to the diet. Craziness. But different things work for different people at different times in their life. There is no one size fits all way to lose weight. I expect this to work for me. I'm ready and willing and it requires very little thought.
I've popped the meal plan into myplate.gov so I could get a look at what I'd be deficient in... Obviously some things, but it's cleaner eating than what I have been taking in. Just because it's made with organic ingredients and no preservatives doesn't mean it's good for you... A cookie is still a cookie.
I'm feeling less overwhelmed by the new Momness but still just as busy. I'm far more concerned with what (or not) and how my daughter eats than my own food. If I was still single with all the free time in the world it would be different. But I'm not and so I need to have a different tactic.
I wonder why I feel the need to justify. I think because all I have read lately is that dieting is bad bad BAD FOR YOU! Meh, maybe if you are already a healthy weight and heavily influenced by Glossies... Dieting is not the worst thing you can do for yourself, it has in fact saved many of us.
I realize losing twenty pounds in not going to save my life the way losing 185 pounds did. I do believe it will make me happier and healthier though. Less weight it always a good thing on this broken body and getting back the headspace that I'm currently giving to thoughts of "I'm fat" is certainly going to make me happier. I don't have to accept this body as the way it's going to be for the rest of my life no way.
Date night dinner was AMAZING! We went to No. 9 Park had an app, main course and dessert. It was just enough at each course to feel happily full at the end of the meal without feeling like I had overdone it. I was afraid I'd be all MUST EAT ALL THE THINGS knowing that I was starting a diet on Monday but that has so not been the case.
I still believe I am cured, just need to get this baby weight off!