My eagle-eyed readers might have noticed my lack of Trim Healthy Mama posting last week. This was because it was a terrible week for me.
I had several days where most of my meals weren’t ‘on plan’ at all. You know what derailed me?
It sounds ridiculous I know, but I find it really hard to not have bread with my soup. I have yet to discover a frugal but delicious low-carb bread recipe (if you have any, let me know!), so when D’s home made bread was on the table for everyone else, I caved in and had some. Pumpkins are super cheap at the moment so we are having lots and lots of soup, which is why I had several non-THM meals last week.
I found I quickly descended as into all-or-nothing thinking. Oh well, lunch wasn’t THM, so let’s go ahead and have another non-THM meal for dinner. You know, that sort of thing. It’s totally warped thinking, and yet as any serial dieter will testify to, it’s a very common response.
So while I didn’t eat anything horrendously unhealthy – mostly it was just bread – that ‘just bread’ threw me out of whack so easily. So I had a think. And thunked some more.
Really, what it boils down to is that I don’t find soup filling, hence the bread. Rather than banish delectable pumpkin soup from my diet, I am simply going to have it with a bit of lean protein on the side. Mischief managed.
We have had gallons of soup again this week and I haven’t been tempted to eat off-plan at all. I’m not striving for perfection by the way, just sustainability. I am not flagellating myself for eating bread, that’s just dumb. Even after my bad week I still didn’t want to throw in the THM towel, as it is simply such an easy way to eat.
I don’t have any epic losses to report, but my once-tight clothes are noticeably loose (to the point where some items are unwearable), and I am looking forward to going down another dress size – nearly there.