Confession: I was diet-lazy, and ten pounds creeped up on me! Intent on supercharging weight loss, I started journaling with a calorie budget. Mine is 900 calories a day. I’m 5’4″ and feel my best at 120. At this moment I’m at 130, and jeans are tight. By writing down how I’m feeling and what I’m eating in quantity/calorie, I’m getting the magic back with steady results. Putting myself first, I swim laps from 6 to 7 am. I started this a month ago when I learned I had a pre-cancerous skin condition, solar keritosis. After a couple spots were “liquid nitrogened”, I started a regiment with a new product, Solaraze gel, from my dermatologist. For awhile I need to stay out of the sun.
Back to weight gain, I made the two classic mistakes, 1) Lack of portion control and 2) Skipping breakfast which means eating more later in the day. Now I’m front-loading calories. My breakfast today was an orange sectioned, 1 piece of flourless whole grain toast (Oasis Flourless wheat, all-natural sprouted bread) and a deli-style fried egg (with a scant of butter).