Have you ever counted carbs?
They are everywhere! Really!
It all started last Wednesday! The day after my annual physical where I learned I had gained 4 pounds from last year. I agree that isn't bad, but if I let it go....in 4 years I'll be up 16-20 pounds. Not good!
At first I thought, I'll just avoid pasta and rice and bread. Then I thought, I'll try to consume less than 100 carbs a day. So the counting began.
The first day I remember struggling to get a salad at Subway instead of a sub. I also had a bit of a hard time giving up Yeast Rolls from Golden Corral on the 5th grade field trip. I haven't had a cookie in over a week..unbelievable... really.
I have been enjoying (yes!) apples, humus, peanut butter, tuna, grilled chicken, peanuts, and jello pudding.
It has actually made a difference already. I feel skinnier somehow???
I'm not sure that I'm holding to less than 100 carbs...but I think I'm hanging pretty close.
I do not intend on doing this long term...and I do not intend on going back to Full On Carbs when I'm finished either. I'm hoping for a cookie here and there....and a sub from Jimmy John's too, although I do love their lettuce wraps.
Getting older really bites! I used to eat a candy bar a day...even late at night. Geeez! Donuts for breakfast are out of the question, so instead I'm having this.
Special K, Pecans, and Cranraisins!
21 + 1 + 5ish = 27 carbs already.
Of course that's way better than the 51 carbs in the bagel I would have had last week.
I do not own a scale...so I'll have to base my success on the way my clothes fit and how I am feeling.
In a few weeks I'll get on the scale at work. Cause, I gotta know if it's working, right?
Summer's coming yall!
Enjoy the season. Here's hoping you have sunshine this weekend!