I do try. Obviously I am not overweight for no good reason. Certainly there are things that play into it - hypothyroidism, family genetics, living the sedentary lifestyle of a desk surfer... but my love of not-great-for-me food also plays a part. Chocolate? Yum! Caramels? Even better! Cheese... oh my, well you had me salivating at the beginning of that fricative. And I know that good-for-you food can taste wonderful - it just takes a bit more work.
May I present my dinner from tonight?
Taking a page from Bezzie's not-lettuce salad idea, here is my salad:
(Forgive the blurry photo - I must have taken about 10 and all of them were blurry). Yellow 'Lemon Boy' tomatoes from my garden, basil (also from my garden), light feta cheese, and a little salt and pepper.
And the main course:
Thai Chicken Pasta with Peanut sauce. This is so easy and so filling - whole wheat thin spaghetti, julienned carrots, shredded broiled chicken breast, green onions, and spicy peanut sauce.
On the weekend I bought myself a DietMinder Journal from Barnes and Noble. I have used this journal in the past to jostle myself back on track before and I am pleased with how it works. You would be surprised what is in your food - how many fresh vegetables and fruits have a noticeable amount of sodium in them. I am also using The Complete Food Counter book and Nutrition Data's website to help me fill stuff in.
So, just in case you wanted to know... tonight's dinner, including the cup of skim milk I drank along with my meal, came to 671 calories, 15g of fat, 96g carbs, 45g protein, and 13g of fiber. I am such a geek when it comes to detail...