Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another Diet?

Thanks for all the compliments for my daughters.  They are adorable, if I do say so myself.  LOL.  They love being back at school.  My oldest is adjusting well to first grade so far and I think my youngest is realizing just how bored she was this summer.  So far, so good.

Eating is going well this week.  I haven't eaten breakfast the last two days.  I just haven't been hungry in the morning by the time I'm done with my coffee (just cream and sugar - not a Starbucks drink).  I've been torn as to whether this is a good or bad thing.  My doctor always says "don't eat if you're not hungry" and that it's "ok to skip meals."  But then there's the whole "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" group.  I'm not sure which is right.  I seem to think that the breakfast thing is a myth.  If you eat less, you'll lose weight.  Simple enough assumption.  But then there's the idea that you've got to kickstart your metabolism in the morning.  I don't  know.  I'm going to stick with my not eating when I'm not hungry thing and see how it works for me.

Exercise so far this week:  None.  Still getting into the school groove and new schedule at work...excuses but what can I say?  I'm going to Zumba tonight though so that'll be good.

As for the title of this post, my hubby suggested something to me last night that I'm not sure how I feel about it.  I did a post awhile back talking about Primal Blueprint and what that was all about.  You can read the post here.  My hubby was getting on the bandwagon with it during his preop diet and I like the idea overall.  We have severely fallen off this wagon lately.  So hubby suggested that September be a Primal Blueprint 30 day Challenge.  On the one hand, I feel I need to do SOMETHING to jump start my weight loss again as I have felt "stuck" for awhile now.  I'm due for my next fill at the end of August so the timing of that would work out too.  On the other hand, is this just another diet?  Is this just another temporary attempt to lose weight no different from Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, etc?  Sometimes I think it's not because it's really how everyone SHOULD eat...there's no real restriction on carbs,'s just cutting out the processed crap from your diet.  In essence you end up restricting carbs because that means no pasta, bread or dairy.  But it doesn't say you can't have natural sugars - honey, fruit, etc.  Also, most "primal" people still do dairy and the guru of the program follows the 80/20 rule - do it 80% of the time and you're good.  Hmmm..I told Hubby I'd think about it.  I certainly have plenty of time to think about it.  He decided September would be holidays, no birthdays, no big events (weddings, reunions, etc.) to derail our efforts.  What do you think Blogland?


Leslie said...

I don't think it could hurt. I really want to cut out the processed crap too but it's so hard! Hmm..maybe you can be my inspiration. :)

Anonymous said...

First off...I can't tell you how good it feels to be out of Maricopa!!!
Now that I have that behind me and I am now trying to get back to blogging,eating healthy and getting caught back up with everyone.
AS far as Breakfast goes..I use to NOT be a breakfast eater then I started eating breakfast because I was told it was best to do so. Now I can't start my day without it. I am nauseated in the morning until I eat. I wake up thinking about food. I have a healthy breakfast every morning and then I usually don't eat again until dinner. So am I any different then you not having breakfast and eating lunch? Who knows! I think everyone is different..But what it always comes down to is calories in and calories out.


Ronnie said...

I agree with Leslie, it can't hurt!

Kristin50 said...

I have always looked at it like this. If God did not make it do not eat it. So that would go for the processed anything.

As far as the no breakfast. I just finished 24 weeks of Anatomy and I will tell you. You cannot expect your body to function without fuel. Yes our fat is fuel. But I personally believe that you must eat breakfast. Even if it simply a protein shake. But you need protein to keep you from being hungry.

Whatever works for you and makes you feel good is what you should do. We are all different and so are our bodies.

Good luck