I've been going through old photos this past week. I've been trying to put together a weight time-line. I wanted to know when I started gaining weight and maybe then I could better track why. I was planning on posting a few photos, because some are HILARIOUS! (third grade - think sponge rollers taken out of my shortish hair but obviously not brushed out) But, apparently, my scanner and my computer are not speaking to each other right now, so I have to look into their back-story before I can continue with mine.
Like a lot of us, I have been using Pinterest. There are so many great and inspiring things in the internet! There are also a great many things that really hit home and bring reality right in front of you. I found (on Pinterest) body scans of a 120 pound woman and a 250 pound woman right next to each other. I searched on the internet to find the original source, but I'm not experienced enough to get through all the hundreds of sites that have used the comparison - so I'm sorry to not give the proper credit for the information.
I can say that right now, I wish I was that 250 pound woman. I'm not ready to announce my magic number, but I will admit that it is more than 250. If this is how it is at 250 pounds, I can only imagine how my body scan would appear. Please don't imagine it for me. There are enough scary things to think about.
Oh! And I tried something new for breakfast this morning. It was called Overnight Oats. I wasn't sure how I felt about raw oats for breakfast, but it was surprisingly good. I saw it on a blog called, Kath Eats Real Food. The basic recipe is equal parts (she uses either 1/3 or 1/2 cup of each) rolled oats- not quick oats, milk, and yogurt. Then you can add fruit, other grains etc. and let it sit in the fridge overnight. It was filling and delicious - thank you, Honey Greek Yogurt! I added banana and strawberries. Yum! I'll be making this often, although I should check out the nutritional information before I recommend it. I found out my favorite breakfast (2 slices of Dave's Killer Seed Bread with Nutella and a sliced banana on top with a glass of milk) was 700 calories. Oops! That may explain the slow weight loss a little bit. Knowledge is power, people!