I decided to stay in tonight (usually go dance somewhere on the weekends) and discovered the food log forum (what a great idea -- Seth has thought of everything to support SLDers).
I am 5' 6 1/2" tall, weigh about 145 (didn't weigh in today), and want to lose 11 pounds to get back to my normal "lean and mean" weight of 134. (Have had a 5-year battle with ice cream and, to a lesser extent, with bread, and the price I've paid is 11 extra pounds. I'm thinking emotional eating, but I digress)
I have eaten the exact same breakfast and lunch for the last 25 years, and what surprises me most after reading the food logs is how little everyone eats, especially for breakfast.
My breakfast (same every day):
-- 1 cup oatmeal (made with extra-thick rolled oats (never the instant kind), 1/2 cup of skim milk, and 1/2 cup of water)
-- To this I add:
-- 2 tbsp. raw wheat germ
-- 2 tbsp. milled flax seed
-- 1 1/2 tbsp. unprocessed wheat bran
-- 5 raw organic almonds
-- 1/2 to 3/4 cup of some kind of berries
-- a splash or two of skim milk to mix the whole mess up
My lunch (same one every day):
-- 1 cup cottage cheese (4% milk fat)
-- 25 - 30 grapes or cherries (this time of year cherries are 4.99 per pound on sale, but I love them)
-- 8 or so organic walnut halves
My usual dinner (at least 5 of 7 nights per week) is lettuce, tomatoes, celery, red peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, etc. with turkey breast or tuna salad or egg salad or hard-boiled eggs or shrimp. Sometimes I might have a Lean Cuisine or Boston Market white meat chicken dinner. I try to eat salmon once a week.
I take a heaping tbsp. of walnut oil in between breakfast and lunch. Was sick to my stomach taking 2 tbsp, so cut back and 1 tbsp. seems to be doing the job with regard to AS.
It is really helping me with the ice cream/bread addictions. The most I have been having in the evenings is more grapes or cherries. I still like the idea of ice cream but feel too full to eat it. (Tonight would have been a typical right-out-of-the-carton(s) ice cream night if I hadn't faithfully done the oil for the past week and if that magical full feeling of AS hadn't kicked in.)
I work out 4 days a week in between lunch and dinner. Never ravenous for dinner, just crave veggies. Always used to do the bread thing at dinner, but with SLD, don't seem to have room enough.
I'm wondering whether, even though they are healthy, my breakfast items might be considered ditto foods seeing I have been eating them for years and years and years.
If anyone has comments, would love to hear . . .
(Hope I am posting this correctly, in the right place, etc.)