At this point, I haven't lost any weight but I have shed seriously huge amounts of muscle tone and self-respect. I was swimming regularly but not daily until I recently challenged myself to get to that pool every day of the week except Sunday (can't go Sunday's because the only time they have lane swimming is during church and I really need to go to church) and so far so good.
I am being proactive about my food for the week and baking healthy muffins to have for breakfast at the office between my swim and my first client. I am also getting more organized about getting a healthy lunch made. It's hard though, and that isn't an excuse - I leave the house at 6:45 a.m. to go to the pool and to work from there. I normally get home about 6 or 7, and then have teen to pick up from their activities, and then I need to actually have some interaction with my kids, and by then it's 10 and I just don't feel like making what I should make for the next day. I know this is the same issue for many of you, and you likely manage it better than I.
Added to that, I'm feeling stressed because the bmother of my 5 youngest has returned to their lives. She hasn't had any communication with me and seems unwilling to do so, but she is seeing each of them regularly. I wouldn't mind except she isn't healthy and she's quite full of untruths. She also has a sweet new baby to entice them for visits which again I wouldn't mind but I'm not sure how safe she is. For those of you who don't know - we have had an ongoing relationship with other members of the bfamily since their placement 12 years ago. The grandparents have had every Easter and Thanksgiving, as well as birthday dinners at our home, and they have had any other visits or contact they wanted, as have aunts, cousins etc. Bmom just ignored my kids till her most recent baby and now she has parachuted right into their lives when we are going through the chronic conflict bumps and lumps of adolescents with f.a.s.d. and emotional dysregulation. I guess I can either sink with this, or I can swim more in order to get the stress hormones out of my body and not add more fat. As Dory says, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming..."
This is a fabulous sandwich recipe I found online in Real Simple. I'm not sure about the calories but if you are eating plant based and using plain food then it shouldn't be too bad.