I got up on the scale this morning, and I’m down to 159. I ended up just having some cucumber for dinner, and basically chowing down on an apple standing up. Instead of a dining room, we have a big island that connects our kitchen to the family room. The kids sit & eat around this island, and my husband likes to eat after the kids go to sleep, which is around 8/9pm. This is too late for me, so instead, I either eat with the kids, always standing up, watching over the little birds.
I was so hungry at lunch yesterday, that I ate what I needed to (a combo of sauteed kale, zucchini, tomato, peanuts & raisins w/ salad dressing), and then a really cold delicious banana, and my hunger/appetite subsided for dinner. I really don’t need to do dinner each and every night, especially if I eat enough at lunch and in the afternoon, which makes sleeping more pleasant (less digestion) and I certainty don’t need the calories for the next 7-8 hours of rest.
Creating the healthiest diet lifestyle for ourselves truly involves figuring out what exactly works for us. It’s not always three meals per day, it’s not always 6 mini meals. It’s what works for you, for that day, for that meal. Yesterday for me, this meant eating a larger lunch, and a tiny dinner. It’s easy to get upset with our minds, our bods, when we aren’t able to go along with what we think we should do/eat, but instead, make up your own rules – from the evidence you have – your life. And keep pushing forward.
Health is the goal. Feeling fit. Feeling good. Feeling well. Feeling rested, and being all of the above is more important than perfection. Get it done, and do it right – whatever is right for you.