Monday, March 26, 2012

A New Goal?

I never thought that I'd need a new one.  I've continued to work on my 12 for '12, but I'm not really thinking about those kinds of goals.  I'm thinking more along the lines of a new health goal.  I'm not even sure what that could be.  I think subconsciously *or so my hubby says* that I might be feeling 'off' because I worked so hard to attain my goal and now that I've reached my goal, I don't know what to do next.

Maybe that is it.  Just a little.  I'm missing my purpose.  My drive.  As of late, I don't feel like things are filling that void of 'I need to make goal.'  Does this even make sense?

I started cutting back on my caffeine a couple of days ago.  So far, no headaches from whittling it down.  I've been drinking half caff at breakfast and then nothing else after.  I do like to have *from time to time* some decaf coffee at night, so I've been having that.  When I was at the store picking up lettuce and spinach today, I stared longingly at the Coke Zero *another guilty pleasure from time to time.*  I didn't get one. 

Last night when I made pizza, I did the entire dough with whole wheat flour, and I only ate 2 slices.  And?  I was satisfied after those 2 slices.  This is a huge step for me as normally I'm incapable of stopping at just 2 slices.  I count what I eat and move on. 

I bought a dark chocolate bar *78% cocoa* and if I'm feeling like a little something during the day, I have just one *yes one* square of it.  That's been helping me from feeling like I'm 'deprived.'

I also like to have yogurt every day.  It's truly tasty to get Greek yogurt *plain/0% fat*, peel and core an apple *I eat some, but cut the rest up into bite size pieces and nuke it*, I stir 1 teaspoon of honey into the yogurt, and then add the heated apple...YUM!  Those of you point counting, it's 3P+ for 6oz Greek yogurt, honey, and the apple.  Yes, you could buy Greek yogurt with fruit already in it, but this cuts out some of the preservatives, and gives you fresh fruit.  A WW friend taught me that trick.

And one more change recently...I've stopped having peanut butter every day.  I love, LoVe, LOVE peanut butter, but I've been thinking that it has been somewhat of a trigger food.  I'm not always happy with just the tablespoon that I put on my bread at lunch.  I like to have a spoonful.  Yep.  I'm one of those people that like peanut butter right out of the jar.  I'll walk by the jar of peanut butter, open it and spoon a little out.  Cutting it out, has been a great release!  I'm also making sure that it goes back in the cupboard *after making lunches* instead of letting it sit there and stare me in the face.  I am instead choosing to have a slice of homemade bread *or the organic nine grain bread from Bountiful Baskets* with a teaspoon of real butter on it.

All of this to say, I'm still learning new things.  And, I'm searching for a new goal.  It's something to think about.  Hubby and I are going to put our heads together to see if we can figure something out.  In the meantime, bear with me.


  1. I was just thinking today how much I miss peanut butter. I haven't had it in quite some time, but Ethan wanted toast this morning with PB and J on it. I think I was salivating over it! He was nice enough to give me one little bite, which was good enough to let me move on...

    1. Have you ever tried that PB2? I've thought about giving it a go.

    2. I've never heard of it. Is that the brand name?

    3. Yes. It's a low cal version of peanut butter and apparently tastes AMAZING. They have 'regular' and chocolate. I'd have to order it, but I haven't gotten myself to do it yet. It's kind of expensive, but if I'm not eating it by the spoonful, it might be worth it. :)

  2. You are amazing I cant say it enough!

  3. Hi Kati! I'm doing this encouraging online Bible study about overeating. If you're looking for another "goal" perhaps that would be worth checking out. :) Keep up the good work. Right now I'm working to eat healthy portions, and to be sure to include fruit and veggies.

  4. that yogurt and apple sounds delicious. I will have to try it.