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Wednesday, April 07, 2021

This is my 5th day logging foods and staying in budget.

I felt like it would be more jarring, after the past couple of years of emotional and financial struggle.
But, it feels good, and familiar, and like I am in control.
The boredom eating, the stress eating, the lonely on occasion eating, the raiding the kids' snack cabinet, which I never did before... tracking the meals before they go into my mouth really put the kibosh on that. Heh.

There are many things within my control... but also many things that are not.
I think I needed this. Numbers are reliable, even with my metabolism and thyroid, they'll bear out in the end.

I know this weight at the beginning drops off quickly and will not keep up. This isn't linear.
But, just the getting started has made me feel so much better all around... it's like the clear sky after a rain.
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I'm sure it's not a coincidence this is around the same time as I have gotten my second vaccination shot, and am starting to get up to date with my medical and sundry appointments that have gone by the wayside in the past couple of years.

My contacts fit better than they have in ages, and they are a new prescription. So, I see more, and I also feel like my MG (myasthenia gravis, muscle weakness disability) symptoms are not as bad in my eyes. Usually when I get the least bit tired, my vision gets slightly blurry or double-vision. So far, it has not happened since I got my new lenses. Full disclosure, MG would be better with glasses rather than contacts, BUT I wear both, and I will wait until next year's benefit cycle before I replace my glasses from 2006.
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Oh! And I treated myself to one of those little Dash mini waffle makers.
I am going to try making those chaffle things I have heard so much about.

But I started off with protein waffle mix, since Aldi has some in stock right now.


Low carb, high protein and really filling. I also like the Mrs. Butterworth's sugar free syrup with it.
Prior to my weight loss, I would have skipped syrup entirely, but slathered everything in butter. So, new habits! Ha.
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