Chances are most of you were at some Labor Day weekend picnic where there was just way too much food. And, if you're like me, the temptation was too great to resist. There was this buffalo chicken dip that was downright addictive. Thankfully there's no more of these glutton fests until the holidays. So it's back to sensible eating.
I'm not one to get on the scale every morning. What's the point? If you're eating right and exercising it'll take care of itself. So I've been a bit surprised over the last couple of months. In July I discovered that I'd dropped below 200 pounds for the first time in, well, too long. I thought to myself, well 190 is achievable then. A month later I got on the scale and was at that magic number.
How'd that happen? It appears that ridding the house of snacks like chips and imbibing in cocktails rather than beer, and not drinking too many, has helped me literally shed the weight. Plus, I've ramped up the workout routine, especially outdoor bike rides. I'm down to a weight I haven't seen in 10, maybe 15 years.
I've also made an effort to eat more organic foods. It's a bit more expensive but isn't your body worth it? That means chicken breasts without chemicals and organic fruits and vegetables.
I've described my typical breakfast and lunch before. It does feel monotonous at times but it allows me to indulge in extravagances when I dine at restaurants.