I'm feeling quite optimistic today. That doesn't happen very often. But, when it does, it's always a scary place for me. My irrational sense of superstition often rears it's ugly head whenever I start to feel too good about life.
And, while that may generally be a bad thing, I think it may also serve a purpose. The superstitious element is nonsense of course. But, slowing down and proceeding with caution isn't necessarily a bad move.
Let's get down to brass-tacks: My journey is in it's infancy. The small gains that I've made are something to be thankful for but there is yet much to do - in terms of my diet, weight and overall health, my psychological and spiritual status and just getting my life in order in general.
So, I'm here today simply saying this: I'm feeling better than I have in quite some time. I know that the recent changes that I've made have contributed to this. The improvements in my diet. The menu-blogging. The support of my wife and family. They're all pieces of a greater puzzle than just the low-carb story. It's a part of larger landscape that makes up my life. And, I feel like I'm inching closer to a better existence for myself and those whose lives I affect.
Nobody wake me up. :-)
Wednesday - December 3, 2008
+ one cup of "choco-coffee" - (two tablespoons of pure cocoa powder, one teaspoon of instant coffee, one packet of stevia + FOS and a few tablespoons of heavy cream)
+ a vanilla whey protein shake - (two scopes of natural vanilla whey protein powder, 4 oz of half-and-half and a packet of stevia + FOS)
+ one chicken thigh
+ half-cup (fresh) homemade mashed cauliflower
+ one cup of "choco-coffee" - (two tablespoons of pure cocoa powder, one teaspoon of instant coffee and one packet of stevia + FOS ... no half-and-half or cream this time)
6:30 pm (see picture on top of blog)
+ two medium tilapia fillets with a homemade lemon-herb butter sauce
+ half-cup homemade sauteed broccoli and garlic dish
+ half-cup homemade mashed cauliflower
+ one Roma tomato (sliced), topped with sour cream and blue cheese