Weight lost on Optavia: 32.5 pounds
I’ve been plugging along on Optavia for awhile now. Most days are pretty okay. I’m losing weight fairly steady and my clothes are getting baggy so it’s definitely working…if I work the plan.
I weigh myself every day so I see some patterns. Weight loss is definitely not a continuous downward journey. My weight goes up a half pound, then down a full pound, then up a pound, then down a half pound, then down two pounds and up a half pound and so on! Once in awhile I will hover around the same number for what seems like DAYS but then all of a sudden I’ll drop. When I look back on my little journal, I’ll realize that I really was only hovering around that number for a day or two, but when I’m really wanting that scale to move downward it seems like for.ever. I get frustrated. One of my mantras is “work the plan and it will work.” And it will. But sometimes it’s hard to remember that.
The biggest overall challenge I’ve had recently is that I’ve been getting a little bored with my Lean and Green meals. I don’t like vegetables so it makes meal planning challenging. I am trying to make myself try new things. For example: cauliflower. Cauliflower is all the rage now. Mashed cauliflower, riced cauliflower, cauliflower pizza crust, roasted cauliflower…it’s everywhere!!! While writing this I’m reminded of when I was a kid and my aunt discovered all the different ways zucchini can be used. To this day, I’m suspicious of any baked good with apple in it…is it really apple or is it zucchini dressed up as apple?
Anyhoo, I tried the mashed cauliflower three times. Every single time it was mushy and far too runny. And it had an off-putting cauliflower taste to it. Imagine that. Maybe I hoped it would be different. Better. Not so cauliflowery. But no. It’s still cauliflower. I also tried the riced cauliflower that you can buy in the frozen food section of your favorite grocery store. That’s kind of okay if maybe mixed with taco meat or some other very flavorful food that will offset the cauliflower. I’m kind of thinking cauliflower is not for me.
I have a couple of challenging weeks coming up. I’m visiting family in Montana followed immediately by a music festival where we camp. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’m going to handle my food while on these trips. The whole idea of this plan is to teach myself new ways to think about food and eat in all situations. I know my coach would encourage me to stay on plan. But, I’m not sure I can. I won’t be solely responsible for my meals for either of these trips, and I just can never be that person that packs coolers full of “diet” food because they can’t eat whatever is being served. So I’m still thinking about what I should do.
Why wasn’t I blessed with skinny genes?