Yes, it's been awhile. I kind of lost interest in posting over here but now I'm doing something that I think might be aided by writing out my thoughts here.
I decided to do a "Lent" thing. That is, no carbs for lent. I always do a little something for Lent. Not that I am especially religious but I think it is a way of keeping me centered. Reminding me that there are a lot of things more important than me and the "day to day".
So about the food aspect of this thing. I have done without meat for as long as 3 months. After that I saw that it wasn't that important to me. And as I continued my regular eating habits I tended toward eating less meat to no meat. When I didn't think about it I ordered salads and hummus and veggies and rice and pasta. I naturally did without the meat in my diet. But apparently I am "insulin resistant" so these foods I loved (rice mostly) kept me from losing weight. I figured I would do the no carb thing for Lent for spiritual reasons but also to help me lose a few pounds.
In 2001 I had a gastric bypass and lost 105 pounds. I've managed to keep most of that off. I have put back on about 10 pounds. That's what I'm trying to lose. I'm not going to go into the menopause song and dance here, but being 56 and where I am in life losing 10 pounds is soooo much more difficult than it has been in the past. It's just metabolism and stuff.
Anyway - that's my rant. And I have 42 more days to go. I know that once I'm done with this I am going back to my semi-vegetarian/flexitarian diet.
And as usual, advice, words of wisdom and encouragement are always welcome :) Have a great day!